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Six Unknown Facts About Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen the game of cricket has ever witnessed. He is a game-changer and a leader from the front. Even the greatest of the greats have saluted the caliber the Indian heartthrob has shown on the pitch in recent years. The aforementioned claims are some of the known facts about Virat Kohli. Now let’s talk about some Amazing Facts About Virat Kohli.

6 Amazing Facts About Virat Kohli

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  1. Kohli has never been auctioned in the IPL

Arguably, the greatest batsman India has ever predicted has never gone under the hammer in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore drafted Virat Kohli in 2008 and since then, the rookie climbed up the stairs to become the King of Karnataka. It will be safe to say that Virat Kohli might end up retiring in the red jersey.

2. Kohli is the only cricketer to take a wicket off the 0th delivery in T20Is

Virat Kohli has some astonishing records under his hat but this one is surely one of the most exciting ones. Virat Kohli is the only player in the T20Is to clinch a wicket without bowling an official bowl. In 2011, Kohli sent Kevin Pietersen back to the pavilion off the ‘zeroth’ ball. MS Dhoni stumped the English man as Kohli bowled a wide ball. This will surely be one of the best unknown facts about Virat Kohli.

3. Kohli is the 1st Indian to score a WC century in his debut

Kohli became the first Indian batsman to bank a century on his World Cup debut. In the 2011 ICC World Cup, Kohli scored an unbeaten 100 against Bangladesh. India won that match by 87 runs.

4. Kohli loves the gloves on his hand

One of the most unknown facts about Virat Kohli is that he enjoys being a wicketkeeper. Few might remember, but MS Dhoni handed Kohli the gloves when the former Indian wicketkeeper decided to bowl against South Africa in a Test series. Kohli was seen at the back of the stumps for two overs. Kohli, once against replaced Dhoni at the back of the stumps, during India’s encounter with Bangladesh at Dhaka.

5. Kohli is the only batsman to score 500+ runs in a bilateral ODI series

In 2018, Kohli became the first and the only cricketer in the history of the sport to score 500+ runs in bilateral ODI series. He achieved the feat against South Africa where he scored 558 runs in a 6-match series. India won the series 5-1.

6. Youngest player to win the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award

In 2012, Kohli won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year when he was just 23-year-old. It made him the youngest to win the reputed award. One of the most prestigious unknown facts about Virat Kohli.

Also read: BCCI Announces Shikhar Dhawan To Lead India Team For SL Series

Abhishek Shetty
Abhishek Shettyhttps://stumpsandbails.com
An out-and-out sports enthusiast. I pen down my views in form of articles for a living.

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