Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Though Virat Kohli’s career is just getting started, he is already considered one of the best cricket players in the world. He burst onto the scene as the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup, where he poured in 235 runs in six matches. A year later, at the 2009 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia, Kohli once again led India to world victory – he was the tournament’s leading run scorer. Currently playing in the Indian Premier League, Kohli’s name is also regularly called upon to play for his country in top international tournaments, like the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy and the Tri-series. Kohli made headlines when he courageously took to the field for a Ranji Trophy match on the day of his father’s death in 2008. Despite the emotional adversity, he scored 90 runs and was instrumental in leading the team to victory. The sky is the limit for this young star in the Indian Premier League and any cricket fan can be sure that they’ll hear of Kohli’s accomplishments for years to come.
Country India (India)
Achievements 08 – Champion • U/19 Cricket World Cup 09 – Leading Scorer • Emerging Players Tournament 11 – First Indian player to score a century in his World Cup debut • World Cup