India captain Virat Kohli is celebrating his 32nd birthday on Thursday, November 5. While, Virat Kohili is currently in UAE leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League 2020, it’s a showy affair on social media which is abuzz with #HappyBirthdayViratKohli posts.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost in the final of the Indian Premier League three times but Virat Kohli’s team is determined to break the jinx and win the title for the first time this season.
For Virat Kohli-led RCB, IPL 2020 has been a season to cherish as the team qualified for playoffs after a gap of 4 long years. Captain Kohli has played an important role in the team’s success this season, having scored 460 runs in 14 matches.
Although he has not been at his fluent best, Virat Kohli is currently ranked 5th in leading scorers of IPL 2020. The fact that Kohli has still scored 460 runs at an average of 46 and a strike-rate of 122.01 without being at his best, describes his elite levels of athleticism.
Born on November 5, 1988, Kohli made his debut for India at the age of 19 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla and has been an integral part of the international setup since.
Kohli has come a long way now — from leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to leading India’s charge in dominating the world of cricket in all forms of the game.
As the captain of the team, he leads by example and his obsession with fitness is no secret. He spends hours at the gym, watches what he eats and expects his men to do the same.
Virat Kohli has represented India in 86 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is and iis counted among the greatest cricketers of all time. Kohli is loved by millions across the world for his majestic batting. Currently leading the world in run-making, Kohli is by far the best all-formats batsman in the world.
Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the current era to boast of an average of over-50 in all the 3 formats of the game, and has scored over 11,000 runs in ODIs. While Australia’s Steve Smith and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson give him tough competition in Tests, what makes Kohli the best is his supremacy across formats.
Although, Virat Kohli is now India’s most successful Test captain, an ICC trophy continues to elude him. Under his leadership, India reached the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and was knocked out in the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup.