Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and also the current captain of the Indian Cricket test team as well as the Vice-Captain of India in limited overs. He is a right handed batsman and has been ranked eighteen ESPNs list of most famous athletes of 2016. He was the captain of Indias U-19 team and the team won 2008-09 World Cup under his leadership. He is a regular middle order batsman and represents Delhi in the First-class cricket. In the Indian team, he bats at number 3 position. In the Indian Premiere League (IPL) he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and also is the teams captain since 2013. He is also the co-owner of the ISL team FC Goa and the IPTL franchise UAE Royals.Born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi family, his father Prem Kohli worked as a criminal lawyer whereas his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Virat is the youngest of the three children and has aan elder brother Vikash and an elder sister Bhavna. Kohli spent his childhood days in Uttam Nagar and he did his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School. He started his practice in 1998 at the age of nine at West Delhi Cricket Academy. He later trained under Rajkumar Sharmas academy and Sumeet Dogra academy at Vasundhara Enclave at the same time. He shifted to Savier Covent in Paschim Vihar when he was in ninth grade to focus on his cricket practice. He was also good in his studies and his teachers remember him as an alert and bright child. Kohli first played for Delhi U-15 team in October 2002 in the Polly Umrigar Trophy and was the top scorer for his team in the tournament scoring 172 runs with an average of 34.40. he became the captain of his team in the next years Polly Umrigar Trophy and scored 390 runs in 5 innings which included two centuries and two half centuries at an average of 78. He was then selected for Delhi in U-17 team for the 2002-03 Vijay Merchant Trophy in which he scored 470 runs in four matches at an average of 117.50 . He scored two centuries and his top score was of 251*. In the 2004-05 Vijay Merchant U-17 tournamenttournaments, he became the highest scorer scoring 757 runs from 7 matches scoring at an average of 84.11 which included two centuries. He was also selected for Delhi against Services but did not get to bat. He was then selected for the U-19 squad against England in 2006. Kohli made his First Class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in November 2006 and scored 10 runs in his debut innings. He came into spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka on the day of his fathers death and scored 90 and went directly to funeral after he was dismissed. After this incident, according to Virats mother there was change in his commitment and determination and he became a more matured person and took every match seriously. He scored a total of 257 runs in that season at an average of 36.71. In March 2008, he led the Indian U-19 team at the 2008 U-19 World Cup held in Malaysia. He scored 235 runs in the tournament and the team won the World Cup. Following the U-19 World Cup, he was bought by the Indian Premiere League franchise RCB for $30,000. In July 2008, he was also included in Indias 30-man probable squad for ICC Champions Trophy that was held in Pakistan. Kohli was selected in the ODI squad for Indias tour of Sri Lanka and made his debut in the match where both Sehwag and Sachin were injured, he opened the batting in his first international match but scored only 12 runs. He made his first half century and scored 54 in his fourth match of the series and helped India win the series. He was later included in the ODI series against England that year but he couldnt play since Tendulkar and Sehwag were back from the injury. He played the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy after Yuvraj Singh was injured. On December 2009, he scored his first century against Sri Lanka . He was made the Vice Captain of the ODI side for the Tri series between India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. In this series, he became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in ODI cricket. In the 2011 world cup, he was preferred over Raina and he became the first Indian to score a century in the world cup debut. Between January 1, 2009 and 1 September 2011, Kohli became Indias second highest run scorer in ODIs with 1994 runs at an average of 47.47 . In July-August 2012, Kohli struck two half centuries in a five match tour of Sri Lanka scoring 106 off 113 balls and 128* off 119 balls. He was named as the player of the series. He scored his Test century at Bangalore during New Zeland tour of India and won his first Man of the Match award in Test cricket. For the first Test of the Australian tour in December 2014, Kohli became the captain of the test team for the first time since Dhoni was suffering from an injury and as his debut in Test as captain, he scored 115 in the first innings making him the fourth Indian to score a century in his debut as captain. In the second innings, chasing the target of 364, Kohli came to bat when the score was 57/2 and started batting aggressively and managed to put on 185 runs for the third wicket with Murali Vijay. In the year 2014 Indias tour of Australia, Dhoni announced his retirement following the third test in Melbourne and then ViratKohli was made the Test captain of India. Virat Kohli became the first cricketer to score three centuries in the first three innings as a Test captain. He also became the first Indian test captain to score a double hundred overseas. Kohli also has a good record in IPL career and he was made the captain of RCB in 2013 after Daniel Vettoris retirement. In the IPL of 2016, Kohli broke the record of most runs in an IPL season and scored 973 runs in 16 matches with an average of 81.08 and won the orange cap. He scored four centuries in the tournament and became the first player to reach 4000-run milestone. Kohli was in a relationship with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma but now it is assumed that they have ended their relationship. Kohli has also admitted that he is superstitious and wears wristbands as a cricket superstition and he also wears the same pair of gloves through which he has been scoring. Kohli has been a recipient of many awards and has won the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and BCCIs International Cricketer of the year for 2011-12 and 2014-`15 season. In 2013, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in international cricket.