2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||05 November 1988|
Virat Kohli, the toast of Indian cricket in recent times, is one who has rapidly come up through the system. He was the captain of the India team that won the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup. This 24-year-old is the quintessential new-age cricketer who plays his game aggressively and is unafraid to express his emotions on the field. The flamboyant cricketer is also known to enjoy the lifestyle that comes with being a star. All this, while being a consistent performer for his side. A vital cog in the Indian one-day line-up, Kohli has secured his place in the Test side as well. He can perform calmly and consistently under pressure, and has delivered many match-winning performances over the last couple of years. Kohli is also a good fielder and can bowl the occasional medium pace spell too. By making him in charge of the team for a few games in IPL 2012, the Royal Challengers Bangalore owners are sending out a signal that they are grooming him as their next leader.