Why Famous: Indian batsman Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive style and ability to chase runs.
He first played for the Indian national team in 2008 in a one day international (ODI). He was part of the World Cup winning team in 2011 and made his test debut later the same year.
Kohli became permanent captain of the Indian in 2014. By 2017 he was the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and in October 2018 he became the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs. Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018.
- 2018-10-24 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings
- 2019-10-11 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs