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Khel Ratna Virat Kohli Sports career, Awards, Achievements



Captain of Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli's professional life, achievements, and awards

Virat Kohli came into the spotlight after playing for Delhi against Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy match. Kohli, as team’s captain, led the team to victory in the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia.

In 2002, Virat played for Delhi Under-15 team and became the leading run-getter in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy tournament. He was made the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy.

In 2008, Virat led the Indian team to victory at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Following this, he was bought by the Indian Premier League franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, for $30,000 on a youth contract.

His father died in 2006 when Kohli was just 18. Virat's father had been his biggest support and his untimely death plunged the family into a financial crisis. With more responsibilities on his young shoulders now, Kohli began taking the game even more seriously.

Kohli was in terrific form in 2016. His superlative batting performances helped India reach the semifinals of 2016 T20 World Cup, held in India.

Virat won 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.

Virat received the Arjuna Award in 2013 in recognition of his achievements in international cricket. and he also Nominated The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.


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