Virat Kohli has had a sensational rise in the world of cricket.
Currently he plays for India in both the limited overs format-50 and 20. He plays as the substitute in the tests.
Virat Kohli plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore owned by Vijay Mallya in the IPL(Indian Premier League) He has had a great career till date. At the tender age of 23, Virat Kohli is set to become one of India’s finest.
Viart Kohli started playing cricket at the age of six when his father used to take him to the Delhi Coaching Academy for coaching. Kolhi has ever since shown interest in the game.
At the age of 18, Virat Kohli captained the U-19 Indian Cricket Team and under his leadership they won the world cup in 2006. Since then there has been no looking back for this young man.
Virat Kohli has played for Delhi several times in The Ranjhi Trophy.One of the most memorable matches for him and all his fans has been the won in which he scored 91 against Kerela despite the fact that he had come to the match with terrible news in his mind. On the night of December 3rd,2006 Virat Kohli’s father passed away at 2:00 in the morning in his sleep. Kohli was in the middle of a very important Rajhi Trophy test match and he had to bat to prevent follow-on. Virat was in two minds whether to play or not. His decision that day to play the match changed him and his life forever,as quoted by his mother Saroj Kohli. Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 91 and was wrongly given out. After that he went straight to the funeral. That day Virat Kohli decided to achieve his father’s dream of seeing him play for India.
And today, five years later when India won the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP, Virat Kohli had a great hand to play in it. But the only thing he said in the end of it was that “I wish my dad could see me” Everytime Virat Kohli plays, he plays for his father and that is what makes him so much more attached to the game.
He is often addressed as ‘The Future Sachin Tendulkar’ but i think that they both are completely different people. Virat Kohli plays differently, with a different style and with a different mind-set.