Indian superstar cricketer Virat Kohli turned 35 on November 5, 2023. Virat Kohli is set to get a grand reception at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on his birthday as India play South Africa on Sunday for their 8th World Cup 2023 group-stage match. Both India and South Africa have sealed their place in the semi-finals.
Born in Delhi in 1988, Kohli has gone from a prodigious young talent to the next big thing in Indian cricket, to a legend and an icon, to the only batsman who is challenging Sachin Tendulkar’s records, especially in ODI cricket.
In 288 ODI matches, Kohli has amassed 13525 runs at an average of 58. And while he’s a distance away from Tendulkar’s ODI runs tally of 18426 runs, Kohli is only one century behind Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries. Fans are hoping that not only Virat Kohli scores his 49th, but also reaches the 50th ODI ton landmark during the World Cup 2023.
Kohli is the leading T20I run-scorer in the world with 4008 runs at an average of 52 scored with the help of 1 century and 37 fifties. In Test cricket, he has accumulated 8676 runs at an average of 49 by notching up 29 centuries.
Overall, Virat Kohli is the 4th leading international run-scorer of all-time with 26209 runs. He has 78 international hundreds to his name, only behind Tendulkar’s 100 hundreds.
Kohli is India’s greatest-ever Test captain with 40 wins under his belt along with 17 losses and 11 draws. Under Kohli Inda won their first-ever Test series in Australia in 2018/19. He led a fast-bowling revolution in Indian cricket, which was crucial in India’s second Test series win in Australia in 2020/21 even in his absence. India never lost a Test series at home under Virat Kohli.
However, he couldn’t have success as RCB’s captain in the IPL. In his 9 seasons as captain, RCB reached the final only in 2016 and lost it to SRH. Kohli is yet to lift an IPL trophy.
On Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday, we look at the top 10 memes and tweets on Kohli: