Indian batting powerhouse Kohli celebrates his 29th birthday

Virat Kohli

Indian batting powerhouse and the captain, Virat Kohli celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday, November 5.

The run-machine is undoubtedly one of the top batsmen of the world currently and surely one of the greatest ever to play the game of cricket.

Virat Kohli captained India U-19 in World Cup 2008 and led his side to become champions.

Later in the year, he made international debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla where he opened the inning with the senior partner Gautam Gambhir and could only score 12 runs.

But, once Virat settled down at international level, he was there to shatter all the batting records.

Kohli is the fastest to reach 9,000 ODI runs in just 194 innings, breaking South African batting maestro AB De Villiers feat of 205 innings.

In just 202 innings and at an age of 29, he has already scored 32 centuries and is just behind Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most centuries in ODI cricket.

Kohli on an average, scores an ODI century in every sixth inning, with this pace, he is expected to break Sachin’s record of most number of centuries soon.

The current Indian skipper is maintaining an average of 55.74 in 50-over format, which is highest ever.

On the other hand, he has been a prime performer for India in other two formats of the game maintaining an average of 49.55 and 53.97 in Tests and T20is respectively.

The living batting legend will surely make his way to cricket history books as a batting legend.