Virat Kohli
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Last Update on: November 5th, 2019 at 02:15 pm

Team India skipper Virat Kohli graced the mother earth on this auspicious day, 31 years ago. The poster boy of Indian cricket has come a long way to be one of the modern-day greats. Kohli has received a plethora of wishes from all across the globe on his social media handles since the clock ticked 12.

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From leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to captaining India across the format, Virat Kohli has a fairytale story to say. However, the talismanic run-scorer had to undergo a lot of sacrifice and hardwork to achieve this position.

He is currently the top-ranked batsman in ODI cricket and inching closer to Steve Smith, who is sitting at the top in the red-ball cricket. Virat Kohli, who made his international debut in August 2008 in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, has played 82 Tests, 239 ODIs and 72 T20Is in his career so far.

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Virat Kohli (Credits: BCCI)

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With 11520 ODI runs in 239 matches (230 innings), Kohli is the second Indian after batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with most runs. He also has 43 ODI centuries under his belt, second-most in the world. Tendulkar tops the list with 49 ODI tons. In October last year, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.

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