Virat Kohli was born in Delhi in 5 November 1988. His prominence in cricket started early as the Under-19 captain, who won the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia. He debuted ODI in August 2008 playing as a replacement for the top batting positions of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, as they both were injured. He played as the match winner in the series. In 2009, he played in the Emerging Players tournament in Australia and smashed a century in the final. In the tournament, he finished as the highest scorer, with two centuries and two half centuries. He was the key player for India, who won the final.
In 2009, he became the first Indian to score a century in World Cup debut. He became the top ODI batsman for India. In July 2011, he had the Test debut, where the batsman could not do well. He was dropped from the test team, but was recalled again for the West Indies tour. In the final match, he scored two half centuries earning the opportunity at the next campaign against Australia. He scored centuries in every series and by 2012-13 season he became the top test batsman as well.
Kohli's ODI success is exemplary. He became the fastest India to score 1000, 3000 and 4000 runs in the format, apart from being the fastest cricketer to score 10 ODI centuries. In 2012, he was awarded the ICC ODI cricketer following his record tally of being the highest scorer for India in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He added records after records in the format. In 2013, he became the fastest Indian to score a century in 52 balls in a record second highest chase in ODI history against Australia. He topped the ICC ranking again attaining an average of 114.66. In November, he became the fastest batsmen to reach 5,000 runs, aligning himself with Viv Richard.
The player's stance as a test cricketer started with his strike in the South Africa tour. He has been playing as the match winner hammering tons in every series. In 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he scored four centuries in four matches. He was made the successor to Dhoni in the series. He came out as the top visiting India batsman to score highest runs in Australia tallying 692 runs.
Virat Kohli led India through its best stretch of test victories. The team won consecutive test series under his leadership becoming the top ICC test team. The victories against Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, England, and Australia started in the beginning of the 2016 session to 2017. In 2016, he aggregated 2595 runs playing 37 matches across all formats, including 20 fifty plus scores. In January 2017, he was made the ODI captain of India.