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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Eden Gardens: Virat Kohli's 50 hundreds, other statistical highlights - Cricket Country

50 international hundreds for Virat Kohli (18 in Tests, 32 in ODIs). Kohli is the 2nd Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 hundreds) and 8th overall to the landmark. 384 innings needed by Kohli to reach 50 hundreds, the joint-quickest in history ...

Virat Kohli a remarkable player but too early to compare him with Sachin, says Sourav Ganguly - Times Now

Kolkata: India skipper Virat Kohli was on song on Monday against Sri Lanka during the fifth and final day of the 1st Test as he brought India within the winning distance of the match considered over for India after the hosts were all-out for a paltry ...

Virat Kohli's intent was the difference between a dull draw and the finale we saw at Eden Gardens -

When play began on the final day with India leading by 49 runs, the sense was that it would take an extraordinary show of intent from Virat Kohli's men to force the result, knowing that the over-rates across this Test were poor and bad light was ...

Sky is the limit for Virat Kohli, feels Team India coach Ravi Shastri - India Today

India set Sri Lanka a target of 231 after Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 104 off 119 balls that included 12 fours and two sixes after initial jitters.It was Kohli's 50th international hundred -- 18th in Tests, 11th as skipper, and the first ...

India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli's 50th international ton confirms his stature as an all-format modern genius - Firstpost

A cautious yet aggressive Virat Kohli took Suranga Lakmal, unarguably Sri Lanka's best bowler in the entire match, for a flat and powerful six over extra cover to reach his 18th Test hundred. The Indian skipper went down on his knees and let out a big ...

Sky is the limit for Virat Kohli, says Ravi Shastri - Mid-Day

India's head coach Ravi Shastri today heaped special praise on Virat Kohli after he notched up his 50th International century here and said "sky is the limit" for the skipper who stands at the halfway stage in equalling Sachin Tendulkar's feat. "Sky is ...

'Fabulous' Virat Kohli's potential limitless, says head coach Ravi Shastri - Times Now

(WATCH: Virat Kohli hits Suranga Lakmal for six to bring 50th international ton). In the list of most number of centuries, Kohli sits at number eighth behind Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jaques Kallis (62), Kumar ...

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli's first red-ball international ton as Kolkata Test ends in thrilling draw - Mid-Day

India, 171 for 1 overnight after a 166-run opening partnership, were taken deep into the post-lunch period before they could close their second innings at 352 for 8 as soon as Virat Kohli had completed his century. It set Sri Lanka a target of 231 in ...

Virat Kohli Does Not Give You a Second Chance: Mohammad Amir - News18

Azhar Ali had dropped Kohli off the third ball of the third over when the India captain slashed at one outside the off-stump, only for Azhar to drop a dolly. But Amir did not let frustration get the better of him and came back to dismiss Kohli off the ...

At 50, Kohli an elder not a senior - Times of India

India's home leg was just about to start and Virat Kohli was on 47 international hundreds. "You are close to 50, does that keep you under pressure?" somebody asked him. Kohli shrugged. "No, it doesn't. I know I am close to a stone but I never play with ...

50 hundreds do not seem a long journey for Virat Kohli - The Statesman

Fifty international hundreds might seem staggering for a 29-year-old but India captain Virat Kohli feels that it hasn't been that long a journey as the figures might suggest. Kohli's status in world cricket grew further when he smashed his 18th Test ...

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja achieved an unwanted record at Eden Gardens - Times Now

Ashwin got to bowl just eight overs in Lanka's first innings where he conceded 13 runs going wicketless, and didn't cross Virat Kohli's mind when the visitors took on to bat in their second innings. The left-arm spinner, on the other hand, got to bowl ...

Kohli cracks 50 tons but India held to draw -

Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century Monday as India gave Sri Lanka a major scare before the first Test ended in a nerve-racking draw. Sri Lanka were reduced to 7-75 with paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking four wickets as the ...

'Virat Kohli' show: Half-century of int'l tons - Daily News & Analysis

This was expected. India captain Virat Kohli notched up his 50th international century (18 in Tests and 32 in ODIs) on the exciting fifth and final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka that ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday ...

Can you be caught behind without touching the ball? -

Virat Kohli's 65 against New Zealand in Rajkot a couple of weeks ago was indeed his 18th half-century in T20Is - and his highest score remains 90 not out, against Australia in Adelaide in January 2016. It's easily a record: David Warner has made 12 ...

Virat can surpass Sachin: Hayden - The Telegraph

Calcutta: "By the time Virat Kohli finishes his India career, he could surpass the 100 International hundreds mark, putting in the shade Sachin Tendulkar's awesome record..." That is how Matthew Hayden saluted Virat (India's captain across the three ...

Bad light robs India of victory - The Telegraph

India won't be able to hand Sri Lanka another 3-0 thrashing in three months, but there shouldn't be any surprise at all if Kohli and his men crush the visitors in the next two Tests, considering the momentum they have gained. A good bit of momentum had ...

Kohli hits 50th international ton: Can he overtake Tendulkar's century of centuries? - Sport360°

On Monday when Virat Kohli let out a mighty roar after reaching his century in style with a six off Suranga Lakmal, he became only the second Indian batsmen to lay claim to 50 international centuries. The current flag bearer of Indian cricket now lies ...

With 100, Virat Kohli 50 short of Sachin Tendulkar - Ahmedabad Mirror

Virat Kohli's century at the Eden here yesterday was special not just for the milestone that it was -- that it was his 50th international century is only a half the story. The full story was of the evolution, confidence and maturity that the India ...

Kolkata Test: Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami Angry As Sri Lankan Batsman Niroshan Dickwella Wastes Time - Gears Of Biz

In the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, the hosts were halted at a meager first-innings score of 172, in reply to which the Lankans had scored 294 runs by the end of their innings, gaining a healthy lead of 122 runs ...

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the Indian team in Test cricket and is its vice-captain in limited-overs formats. A right-handed batsman often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous athletes in 2016. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League , and has been the team's captain since 2013.

Virat Kohli
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Kohli at the Pro Kabaddi League opening ceremony in June 2016
Personal information
Full name Virat Kohli
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 28)
Delhi, India
Nickname Cheeku
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman, India Test captain
International information
National side
Test debut 20 June 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 20 December 2016 v England
ODI debut 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 23 October 2016 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 18
T20I debut 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 28 August 2016 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Delhi
2008–present Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 53 176 45 85
Runs scored 4,209 7,570 1,657 6458
Batting average 50.10 52.93 57.13 51.66
100s/50s 15/14 26/38 0/16 22/22
Top score 235 183 90* 211
Balls bowled 150 611 146 618
Wickets 0 4 4 3
Bowling average 159.00 49.50 108.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling n/a 1/15 1/13 1/19
Catches/stumpings 50/– 85/– 21/– 81/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 December 2016

Virat Kohli ( ; born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the Indian team in Test cricket and is its vice-captain in limited-overs formats. A right-handed batsman often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous athletes in 2016. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team's captain since 2013.

Born and raised in Delhi, Kohli represented the city's cricket team at various age-group levels before making his first-class debut in 2006. He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, and a few months later, made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Initially having played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order and was part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He made his Test debut in 2011, and shrugged off the tag of "ODI specialist" by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa. Having reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013, Kohli also found success in the Twenty20 format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). In 2014, he became the top-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC rankings and holds the position, as of November 2016. He is the only batsman in the world to average more than 50 across all formats of the game.

Kohli was appointed vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and has since captained the team on several occasions in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After Dhoni's Test retirement in 2014, Kohli was handed over the Test captaincy. Kohli holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to 10 ODI centuries. He is only the second batsman in the world to have scored 1,000 or more ODI runs for four consecutive calendar years. Among the T20I world records held by Kohli are fastest batsman to 1,000 runs, most runs in a calendar year and most fifties in the format. He also holds the records of most runs in a single tournament of both the World Twenty20 and the IPL.

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and the BCCI's international cricketer of the year for the 2011–12 and 2014–15 seasons. In 2013, he was given the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in international cricket. He is also a co-owner of the ISL team FC Goa and the IPTL franchise UAE Royals.