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Virat Kohli – Super Power of Indian Cricket.

Born in Delhi, Virat Kohli shot into prominence as the Under-19 skipper, who led India to victory at the 2008 World Cup held in Malaysia. That accolade gained him instant recognition and mad…
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Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s St
Tests 49 84 5 3643 211 46.11 6785 53.69 13 2 12 425 10 0
ODI 176 168 25 7570 183 52.94 8371 90.43 26 0 38 703 77 0
T20I 45 41 12 1658 90 57.17 1223 135.57 0 0 16 176 32 0
IPL 139 131 23 4110 113 38.06 3151 130.43 4 0 26 359 148 0
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Tests 49 7 150 70 0 0/0 0/0 2.8 0 0 0 0
ODI 176 46 611 636 4 15/1 15/1 6.3 159 152.75 0 0
T20I 45 12 146 198 4 13/1 13/1 8.25 49.5 36.5 0 0
IPL 139 26 251 368 4 25/2 25/2 8.98 92 62.75 0 0
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Born in Delhi, Virat Kohli shot into prominence as the Under-19 skipper, who led India to victory at the 2008 World Cup held in Malaysia. That accolade gained him instant recognition and made him an overnight teen sensation. Soon he made his ODI debut for India in Sri Lanka in August 2008 when he was thrust into the opener’s role as both Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were ruled out due to injuries. He played two important knocks – 37 in the second ODI and 54 in the fourth – both of which resulted in India winning, thereby enabling them to win the series as well. After such an impressive showing, he was slightly unlucky to remain on the bench when England visited India in December 2008, as Tendulkar and Sehwag had returned and the middle-order was strong and packed. Virat Kohli – Subscribe

Kohli, however, was not disappointed and he went back to the domestic scene and continued to plunder attacks playing for Delhi. When India went to Australia to compete in the 2009 Emerging Players Tournament, Kohli shone brightly as he notched up a hundred in the final against South Africa. He finished as the top run-getter in the tournament, ending up with 398 runs from seven matches which included two centuries and two fifties. Due to his tremendous batting exploits, India managed to win that tournament and a new batting star was unearthed.

The season after 2009 turned to be a proving point for both Kohli and India. He got regular chances at the No.3 slot in the ODI team and he made the position his own with a string of consistent scores. He became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut when he smashed a ton against Bangladesh in India’s first game of the 2011 World Cup. He went on to make a few more vital contributions – including an 83-run stand with Gautam Gambhir in the final – in India’s successful World Cup campaign.  Check for the best Videos of Virat Kohli

Team India didn’t enjoy a great year after the World Cup, but Kohli’s career graph went upwards rapidly in the 2011-12 season. He made his Test debut in West Indies in July 2011, but was dropped for the England Tests that followed after he had a poor debut series. However, Kohli continued his great form in ODIs and made 194 runs from five innings including a century. His ODI success led to a Test recall for the home series against West Indies, and Kohli hasn’t looked back ever since. A couple of half centuries in the final Test pushed him into the Test squad for the Australia tour which followed. Kohli failed in the first two Tests in Australia, but justified the team management’s continuous support for him with a 75 in the third Test in Perth and a century – his first in Test cricket – in Adelaide. Kohli went on to make centuries against New Zealand, England and Australia when the teams visited the sub-continent in the 2012-13 season and established himself as a batting mainstay for India.

While his Test career might have had its ups and downs, his ODI graph only has one direction and that is skywards. He is the fastest Indian to score 1,000, 3,000 and 4,000 runs in ODIs and is also the fastest cricketer to score 10 ODI centuries. He was also the highest run-scorer for India in ODIs for three consecutive years – 2010, 2011 and 2012 and won the ICC ODI cricketer of the year award in 2012.  Emotional Virat Kohli

Kohli had a strong IPL season as the captain and led the Bangalore franchise to fifth position in the league table. He amassed 634 runs in 16 games, finishing as the third highest run-getter in IPL 6. Kohli was also one of the most consistent batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013 and finished fifth in the table of top run-scorers with 176 runs. When MS Dhoni was injured during the Zimbabwe ODI series in July 2013, Kohli was bestowed with the honour of leading the team for the remaining games. When Australia toured India in October 2013, Kohli became the fastest Indian to score a century. He achieved this feat in just 52 balls as India was successful in the second highest run chase in the history of ODI cricket. Kohli amassed 344 runs in the series at an average of 114.66 and topped the ICC Batsmen rankings. In November 2013, Kohli became the joint-fastest batsman to score 5,000 runs in ODIs when he scored 86 against West Indies in the first game in Kochi. He achieved this feat in 114 innings equaling Sir Viv Richards’ record. However, the record was soon broken by South African batsman Hashim Amla, who reached the milestone in 101 innings. In the second ODI, Kohli surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the leading ODI run-scorer in 2013.

Kohli has a mature head on his rather young shoulders. Known to be quite an aggressive batsman, he has a sound technique, which makes him judge the length of the ball earlier than most others. He is equally adept against pace and spin, and never looks ungainly at the crease. With a penchant for using his feet against the spinners, he is known to be quite destructive when in the mood. Kohli has had high expectations placed on him from the moment he picked up a bat and has shown signs that he is well on the way to fulfilling those predictions.

Kohli is one of the finest fielders in an Indian side which needs more men like him to make up for the other abysmal ones. Quick on his feet and also safe with his catching, Kohli can practically field anywhere in the park. He can also roll his arm over, with some occasional medium pace and has modelled his action on Chris Harris. Kohli was made the captain of the Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League for the season 2013.

He proved his credentials right as a Test batsman on the tour of South Africa when he scored a sensational first innings hundred in Johannesburg in the first Test to bail India out of trouble and followed it up with a 96 in the second innings. He continued his good form in New Zealand as well and ended the tour on a high with an unbeaten century. When it came to the limited overs formats, no one doubted the abilities of the right-handed batsman. Although he did not manage to score big in South Africa, Kohli was back to his usual best in New Zealand and also did well in the 2014 Asia Cup. Come the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh, Kohli not only stunned everyone with his array of shots, but also ended the tournament as the leading run-getter, including four fifties. It is no wonder that Bangalore decided to retain him for the 2014 IPL.

Unfortunately, Kohli lost his touch when India traveled to England in 2014 and he could score just 134 runs in 10 Test match innings. Surprisingly, his struggle with the bat continued in the ODI series that followed the Tests. However, he bounced back strongly with a fifty and a hundred in India’s home ODI series against West Indies and then thrashed the Sri Lankan bowlers to all corners, with two fifties and a hundred in the five-match ODI series. In the process, he also became the fastest to record 6,000 runs in ODIs. Virat kohli Fan page – You tube

He carried his great form into the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Down Under, in which he smashed four hundreds in four Test matches. When Dhoni was injured for the first Test, Kohli led India in his absence and then was named India’s next Test captain, after Dhoni decided to quit the Test match format after the Melbourne Test. Kohli became the first player to notch up three successive hundreds as a Test captain. He scored twin hundreds on captaincy debut in Adelaide before the ton at the SCG. He scored the most runs by any visiting Indian batsman in Australia and ended the series with 692 runs. His great show has silenced the critics, who called for his exclusion from the Test team, after the poor show in England.

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Kohli started the 2015 World Cup on a bright note, his hundred against arch-rivals, Pakistan, being one of the high points of his career. He couldn’t sustain his form though, the lowest point coming in the semi-final against Australia, where he was dismissed for just 1. Kohli though took disappointment in his stride as he looked into the future. Having been confirmed as India’s Test captain, he became the first Indian captain to beat Sri Lanka in their own den, since 1993, securing the series by a 2-1 margin. Virat the King Kohli

More success was to beckon the young Indian captain as he led a 3-0 humbling of South Africa at home. The result took India to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, albeit for a short period of time. Kohli continued to rise amongst the ranks, scoring runs by default, both in Tests and ODIs. He took his form to the shortest format as well, scoring three consecutive fifties, during the historic 3-0 whitewash of Australia in the T20I series.

Kohl’s never ending thirst for runs carried over into the 2016 World Twenty20, he batted like a man possessed, playing crucial knocks right through the tournament. Unfortunately for him, Indian bowling failed at a crucial time during the semi-final against West Indies, leaving Kohli with only the consolation of being named as the ‘Player of the tournament’, for the second successive Twenty20 World Cup.

Kohli’s thirst for runs didn’t show signs of slowing down as he looted a record high 973 runs during the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League, the most by any batsman in the history of the tournament – as he led his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise to a runners-up finish.

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Personal Information
Born
Nov 05, 1988 (28 years)
Birth Place : Delhi
Nickname : Kohli
Height : 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Role : Batsman
Batting Style : Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style : Right-arm medium
ICC Rankings Batting
Test : 14
ODI : 2
T20 : 1
Career Information
Intl Debut
Last Intl Match
Current Teams
India, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Board Presidents XI, North Zone, Indians, India A

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Virat Kohli completes Eight years in Indian Cricket Team

Virat Kohli’s journey from an aggressive under-19 player to Test captain has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Virat Kohli.India Test captain, completes seven years in international cricket on Tuesday. The 26-year-old made his debut on August 18, 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla where he scored 12 runs.

Kohli’s journey from an aggressive under-19 player to Test captain has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Before he broke into the international scene, fans and experts had a glimpse of the Kohli’s in-your-face celebration after India’s win in 2008 under-19 World Cup in Malaysia where they beat South Africa by 12 runs in a rain-marred final.

Kohli, who opened the innings in his debut for India, got off to an indifferent start and was dropped before returning to the squad after a gap of almost a year. His next assignment was the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The runs then started to flow as Kohli scored a classy 79 against West Indies in Johannesburg. And followed it up with some solid scores of 91 and 71 which were followed by his debut hundred against Bangladesh.

Kohli, since then, has amassed 6,586 runs in ODIs while he has 2,667 runs in Test cricket.

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Such was his impact that he was named the captain of the Indian team for a series in Zimbabwe within 3 years and was soon promoted as the vice-captain. He went onto become the Test captain of the Indian cricket team following MS Dhonis decision to hang his boots from the longer format of the game.

Rio Olympics:Brazil History

Brazil Olympic football team (also known asBrazil under-23, Brazil U23) represents Brazilin international football competitions inOlympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). In 13 participations, Brazil won one gold medal (2016), three silver medals (1984, 1988 and2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).

The Olympic football tournament was the last international competitium in football organized by FIFA which Brazil had never won until they won at home in 2016. They had previously won three silver medals (1984,1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (19962008).[2] The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the current national team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Dungain 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.

History

1952–1976 Summer Olympics

Brazil’s first participation in the Olympics was in HelsinkiFinland, in 1952. In that year, Brazil reached the quarter-finals, when they were eliminated by West Germany 4–2.[3] In 1960, in RomeItaly,[4] in 1964 in Tokyo,Japan,[5] in 1968 in Mexico CityMexico,[6] and in 1972 in BerlinWest Germany,[7] Brazil was eliminated in the first stage. In Montreal, 1976, Brazil was defeated by Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals, then Brazil was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–0 in the bronze medal match, finishing in the fourth place.[8] In these six participations, Brazil was represented by a team of junior or non-professional players as the Olympics did not allow professional players to participate during this period.

1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Starting in 1984, professional players were allowed to participate. However, European and South American teams were only allowed to include players with no more than five “A” caps at the start of the tournament. Brazil won its first medal in 1984, in Los Angeles,United States. In the group stage, Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3–1, West Germany 1–0 and Morocco 2–0. In the quarter-finals Brazil defeated Canada in the penalty shootout, then they beat Italy 2–1 after extra-time in the semi-finals, but was beaten by France 2–0 in the gold medal Match, thus winning the silver medal.[9]

1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul

The second Brazilian silver medal was won inSeoulSouth Korea, in 1988. Brazil won the medal after defeating in the group stage Nigeria 4–0, Australia 3–0 and Yugoslavia 2–1. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat their South American rivals Argentina 1–0, then defeated West Germany in the penalty shootout, but was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–1 after extra time in the gold medal match.[10]Romário was the competition’s top goal scorer with seven goals.[11]

1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta

Starting in 1992, only players under the age of 23 were allowed to participate, with an exception of three overage players in the team. Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Mário Zagallo, won the bronze medal for the first time in 1996, in AtlantaUnited States. In the group stage, Brazil was beaten by Japan 1–0 in the first match, then they beat Hungary 3–1 and Nigeria 1–0, finishing in the group’s first position. After beating Ghana 4–2 in the quarter-finals, Brazil was defeated by Nigeria 4–3 after extra time. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Portugal 5–0.[12]

2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney

Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Vanderlei Luxemburgo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In the group stage, Brazil beat by Slovakia 3–1 in the first match, then they were beaten by South Africa 3–1. In the last group match, Brazil beat Japan 1–0 to secure the first position in the group stage. In the quarter-finals, Brazil was beaten by Cameroon 1–2, who later won the gold medal.[13]

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In December 2002, CBF appointed Ricardo Gomes as the coach for Brazil Olympic team prepared for the 2004 Olympic Games. Prior to the Olympic qualification tournament, Brazil Olympic team or Brazil U23 was sent to compete at 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil was invited to the tournament and decided to send their Under-23 team because their senior team was competing at 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup a month earlier. Although Brazil competed as an Under-23 team, all the appearances and goals in this tournament were recognized by FIFA as full internationalcaps.[14] Brazil U-23 team went on to the final and was beaten by Mexico 0–1 after extra time, denying Brazil the chance to be the first guest team to win the tournament. The following year Brazil failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games after losing out to Paraguay and Argentina in the qualifying tournament.[15]

2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing

Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Dunga, finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Belgium, New Zealand, and China, which they beat 1–0, 5–0 and 3–0, respectively.[16] In the second round, Brazil beat Cameroon 2–0 after extra time.[17] Brazil and Argentina met on August 19 in the semi-final game of the competition. The game was marred by numerous fouls and two ejections for Brazil. Argentina won 3–0.[18] In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Belgium 3–0.[19]

2012 Summer Olympics – London

Brazil, under coach Mano Menezes, was defeated by Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match, played on August 11,[20] after beating Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand in the preliminary round, Honduras in the quarter-finals and South Korea in the semi-finals. Before the Games, they beat the Great Britain team 2–0 in a friendly game.

2016 Summer Olympics – Rio de Janeiro

Brazil finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Denmark (won 4-0), Iraq (tied 0-0), and South Africa (tied 0-0). In the second round Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 and in the semi-final match, Brazil played a one-sided game against Honduras and won 6-0. In the final against Germany, on 20 August 2016, Brazil edged a 5-4 victory on penalties, after the teams had played out a 1-1 draw. Neymar, captaining the side, scored the decisive penalty.