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Riyazz
1st December 2010, 01:42 PM
Full name Virat Kohli

Born November 5, 1988, Delhi

Current age 22 years 26 days

Major teams India, Delhi, India Red, India Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing role Lower middle order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 36 33 4 1350 118 46.55 1640 82.31 4 8 133 6 15 0
T20Is 2 1 1 26 26* - 21 123.80 0 0 3 1 0 0
First-class 29 42 7 2117 197 60.48 3653 57.95 7 8 296 13 25 0
List A 66 62 7 2630 124 47.81 3001 87.63 8 14 281 27 30 0
Twenty20 61 52 8 1115 76 25.34 868 128.45 0 3 108 32 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 36 4 58 60 0 - - - 6.20 - 0 0 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 29 13 360 212 3 1/19 2/42 70.66 3.53 120.0 0 0 0
List A 66 10 116 112 0 - - - 5.79 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 61 14 150 219 2 2/25 2/25 109.50 8.76 75.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 18, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Guwahati, Nov 28, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 12, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 13, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Delhi v Tamil Nadu at Delhi, Nov 23-26, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Delhi v Gujarat at Delhi, Nov 17-20, 2010 scorecard
List A debut Delhi v Services at Delhi, Feb 18, 2006 scorecard
Last List A India v New Zealand at Guwahati, Nov 28, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Durban, Sep 24, 2010 scorecard
Profile

An attacking player with a cool head, Virat Kohli has already earned a reputation as a level-headed and mature cricketer. Batting at his favourite No. 4 position, he has a penchant for converting his fifties into big scores, as he showed in 2005 when he single-handedly took Delhi from 70 for 4 to a first-innings lead with 251 off 431 balls against Himachal Pradesh in the Under-17 championships. Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy and in January 2008 was named captain of the Indian U-19 squad for the 2008 World Cup. He contributed 235 runs and became the second Indian U-19 captain to bring home the World Cup as he led India's unbeaten campaign in Malaysia. He was included in India's squad for the one-day series in Sri Lanka in August 2008 and the Champions Trophy to follow in Pakistan. Kohli was handed a debut in the opening match of the Sri Lanka series as a replacement for the injured Virender Sehwag, and finished the five-match contest as the fourth-highest run-getter with 159.


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Riyazz
1st December 2010, 01:42 PM
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Riyazz
1st December 2010, 01:53 PM
come on virat...... today hat trick 100 adi.........

Riyazz
1st December 2010, 03:27 PM
:ty: mods

Riyazz
1st December 2010, 08:50 PM
64 runs gud

Riyazz
6th December 2010, 04:30 PM
Virat Kohli has now scored 50 or more in four consecutive innings. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are the only Indians who have managed more - five. The overall record, a whopping nine, belongs to one of the finest one-day batsmen ever, Javed Miandad.

Riyazz
9th December 2010, 07:20 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/490146.html

Kohli brings versatility to India

He can bat high or low. If the selectors could pick the World Cup 15 today, there are question marks only against the second spinner, fourth seamer and eighth batsman

Harsha Bhogle

December 3, 2010


Barring what those who draft contracts call "an act of God", Virat Kohli has sealed his place in India's World Cup squad. He has shown a calm head and a solid temperament, qualities for long considered a challenge for him, and by embracing them has revealed his ambition. Hitherto a temper and an ego, both dreadful cancers, were thought of as his best friends. Hopefully they have been shown the door. With the possible exception of Suresh Raina, no young Indian player has done more in the last two years. A Test place will soon beckon and, like with Cheteshwar Pujara, I believe he is ready. The challenge from the fast short-pitched ball is still to be encountered but that is part of the finishing process.

For now, though, the Kohli story is about batting in limited-overs cricket and he has shown his versatility; batting at No. 3 in 50-overs cricket and as a finisher for the Royal Challengers. As much as he is impressive at No. 3, it was his ability to play the fiery innings at the death in the Champions League that caught the eye. It means he can bat wherever the side needs him and it is this versatility that could put him in the playing XI in the World Cup even after all the stars return.

It would be tempting, given his performances this year, to give him his due and present him with the No. 3 slot, but Gautam Gambhir has a claim on that position as well, and as we saw in Jaipur, he paces an innings remarkably well. So Kohli can play the role of the finisher, with him and Raina at Nos. 6 and 7. Alternately of course, if either Tendulkar or Sehwag has to miss a game, Gambhir moves up and Kohli can slip into No. 3. There is a fluidity to the batting order that gives it strength, and with the allrounder at no. 7 still elusive, seven batsmen looks like the way to go. It will be a batting line-up to rival, or indeed even to outshine, any other team in Indian conditions.

Well as Kohli has played - and remember he also makes India a better fielding side - there is another equally significant event that has tended to slip under the radar. India have played four bowlers in both games so far and Yuvraj Singh has picked up three wickets at under five an over from his 19 overs. Each time, the captain has preferred him to Yusuf Pathan, making it clear who he regards as the allrounder in the side. If India can get six overs out of Yuvraj in every game - and anything more can be a bonus - he provides the balance that India have been looking for over the last 12 months.

And in doing so he not only negates the need for a Ravindra Jadeja, or indeed even a Yusuf Pathan, who is the more effective batsman of the two, but also ensures that Kohli comes into the side. It is a balance that will work better in subcontinental conditions than, say, in South Africa, where you want a top-order batsman to bowl seam-up. But with the World Cup being the focus, it makes the selectors' job much easier.

In fact, with two and a half months to go, India's World Cup squad looks settled in spite of the player rotation that you see. And over the next three games, and the form that players show in South Africa, the remaining four spots can be filled. There is the little, often irrelevant, issue of naming 30 players, but really, India could name the final 15 today with the selectors taking a call on the fourth seamer, second spinner and eighth batsman.

I believe there is still the comfort factor of having a Pathan in the side in Indian conditions and that means R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha fight it out for the second spinner's slot. Given that Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar have done enough, it's going to be a job choosing between Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth and the quietly effective Munaf Patel for the last seamer's place. And if India do indeed commit to the seven-batsmen route, as seems likely, they will need a back-up; ideally someone who can play the role of a finisher from No. 7, and I suspect it could come down to Saurabh Tiwary or even Rohit Sharma.

There is still a long time to go for that World Cup, and much water can flow under the bridge, but Kohli and Yuvraj have started filling troublesome spots.

Riyazz
9th December 2010, 07:20 PM
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Sourav
22nd January 2011, 11:36 AM
Kohli... :2thumbsup: aduthu test squad-la vanthiruvaan... ;)

ajaybaskar
22nd January 2011, 02:05 PM
Paiyan mela mariyadhai koodikitte povudhu!!

Riyazz
22nd January 2011, 02:23 PM
Welcome ajay & sourav :cheer:

Vivasaayi
22nd January 2011, 03:20 PM
Nethu oru cover drive aadunanee!

:clap:

Benny Lava
22nd January 2011, 03:30 PM
Paiyan mela mariyadhai koodikitte povudhu!!

+1

Riyazz
22nd January 2011, 05:49 PM
Ivalov adharva. . . V. Kohli . Idukagave next match 100 adikanum. . .

gurusaravanan
22nd January 2011, 08:33 PM
Paiyan mela mariyadhai koodikitte povudhu!! +1

gurusaravanan
22nd January 2011, 08:34 PM
Kohli... :2thumbsup: aduthu test squad-la vanthiruvaan... ;)
kandippa

Puliyan_Biryani
22nd January 2011, 11:00 PM
This Puture Captain thingy is a very big jinx. Just a look at some of the names which had been talked up as Future Captains:

Kaif (enough said)
Yuvi (was on the brink of captaincy around 2006/07 and more or less downhill since then)
Raina (After going to Zim as captain pretty much downhill)
and hold your breath - Dinesh Karthik (since it was Greg Chappell not sure it counts)

So it would be better if Kohli can ignore the Future Captain raves and concentrate on batting IMO.

Plum
23rd January 2011, 12:21 PM
Gambhir also puLi. Idhellaam learning curve dhaane. Imo, raina never looked like captaincy material. Kohli does.

jinju
23rd January 2011, 12:26 PM
This Puture Captain thingy is a very big jinx. Just a look at some of the names which had been talked up as Future Captains:

Kaif (enough said)
Yuvi (was on the brink of captaincy around 2006/07 and more or less downhill since then)
Raina (After going to Zim as captain pretty much downhill)
and hold your breath - Dinesh Karthik (since it was Greg Chappell not sure it counts)

So it would be better if Kohli can ignore the Future Captain raves and concentrate on batting IMO.

:shock: hold ur breath stuff dhaan...idhellaam eppo nadandhadhu?!

SoftSword
24th January 2011, 07:29 PM
This Puture Captain thingy is a very big jinx. Just a look at some of the names which had been talked up as Future Captains:

Kaif (enough said)
Yuvi (was on the brink of captaincy around 2006/07 and more or less downhill since then)
Raina (After going to Zim as captain pretty much downhill)
and hold your breath - Dinesh Karthik (since it was Greg Chappell not sure it counts)

So it would be better if Kohli can ignore the Future Captain raves and concentrate on batting IMO.

add jadeja.

Riyazz
20th February 2011, 08:21 AM
Debut wc match . . Century. . . :clap: . .

Sourav
20th February 2011, 08:39 AM
Debut wc match . . Century. . . :clap: . .

first indian to do that! :thumbsup:

Riyazz
20th February 2011, 07:02 PM
first indian to do that! :thumbsup:
:2thumbsup:

Riyazz
21st February 2011, 11:29 AM
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Riyazz
21st February 2011, 11:35 AM
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Riyazz
21st February 2011, 11:43 AM
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ajaybaskar
21st February 2011, 11:46 AM
His technique is the best among all the newcomers. An average of 50 in 46 matches says it all.. :clap:

Plum
21st February 2011, 12:03 PM
More than technique, responsibility and willingness to learn from mistakes is the most redeeming quality I see in this boy. Neither Gambhir nor Raina were looking the real thing as successor for Dhoni - this guy has it in him to take over from Dhoni some day in the future.
(despite my blessings) nallA varuvinga thambi!

Riyazz
22nd February 2011, 03:37 PM
More than technique, responsibility and willingness to learn from mistakes is the most redeeming quality I see in this boy. Neither Gambhir nor Raina were looking the real thing as successor for Dhoni - this guy has it in him to take over from Dhoni some day in the future.
(despite my blessings) nallA varuvinga thambi!
plum neenga parathitinga...... ini ivan enna aga porano...................

Plum
22nd February 2011, 03:44 PM
puLi, I dont think the FEC tag distracted Dinesh Karthik. What distracted him was the tag of "Potential backup keeper-batsman for Dhoni", "Potential future opener", "Potentail floater in middle order". andha pressureE thAnga mudiyala - FEC pathth ellAm kanavula kUda kanavu kaNdirukka mAttAn payyan

Puliyan_Biryani
27th February 2011, 07:07 AM
matha pressure-kellaam moola kaaranam andha FIC tag-a irukkalaamonnu ennoda assumption :wink:.

DK to GC - saagumbodhukooda aduthavanukku thondharavu kudukkaama saaga maattaanuga :lol:.

kolaveri
3rd December 2011, 08:22 AM
Kohli 8 th century :clap:

ajaybaskar
21st March 2012, 11:40 AM
Is Kohli world’s best ODI batter?
Avijit Ghosh TNN

New Delhi: If it is Mission Impossible, dial Virat Kohli. When the 23-year-old from west Delhi bats these days, no bridge seems too far and no target too big. Twice in the space of three weeks, he has almost single-handedly achieved the near-impossible for India.

On Sunday, Kohli’s 183 off 148 balls against Pakistan helped India record its highest ever run chase of 330 with 2.1 overs to spare. “Bura na mano Kohli hai,” went around an SMS as he raged like a storm in Mirpur. The pun was on Holi, but Kohli batted as if it was Diwali. The cricketing fireworks turned into real fireworks nationwide after India triumphed.

Last month at Hobart, his 133 off 86 balls helped overhaul Sri Lanka’s 320 with 13.2 overs to spare. That afternoon, too, Kohli made batting look like a walk in the park. It’s been that way for a while. This year his overall ODI average stands at a mind-boggling 73 and the strike rate is 97. Last year, he was the world’s highest scorer in ODIs and the second-highest the year before. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Undoubtedly, Kohli is the hottest ODI batsman on the planet. But is he the best too? That’s what the statistics seems to suggest, especially when compared to the other batting greats at a similar stage — 85 games — of their respective careers. Consider this. None of the following — Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Dean Jones, M S Dhoni, Michael Bevan, and even Sachin Tendulkar and Vivian Richards — had better records than Kohli at this stage.

After 85 games, Kohli has scored 11 centuries. Nobody comes close; Lara (5) and Pointing (5) being next. In this illustrious bunch, Kohli’s overall strike rate 86.31 is third only to Dhoni’s 96.26 and Richards’s 86.99 at the same stage. And his average (50.56) is second only to Bevan’s 56.54. It isn’t just the runs he has scored; it is also the manner in which he has fetched them. Out of his 11 centuries, 10 have come in winning causes; seven of them in a run chase. Thanks to him, run chases are no longer nervous affairs for India. And he seems to shun last over heroics; Kohli prefers to finish early and in style.

BETTER THAN THE BEST?
Virat Kohli has scored more runs than Brian Lara, Dean Jones, Ricky Ponting, Michael Bevan, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards after the same number of games (85 ODIs). At this stage, Kohli has scored 11 centuries. Nobody even comes close, Lara (5) and Ponting (5) being next. Among them, Kohli’s strike rate 86.31 is the third only to Dhoni’s 96.26 and Richards’ 86.99. And his average (50.56) is second only to Bevan’s 56.54 Virat’s strokeplay is cultured and slogs are rare.

Only one thing jars: that his celebration seems incomplete without reference to mothers and sisters. Once set, Kohli seems to always be in control. He seems to bring his leadership skills even to batting. His strokeplay is cultured; slogs are rare. There’s plenty of wristwork on display and power too. Kohli prefers to play along the ground but is not averse to the lofted stroke. And he plays the pull with poise. On Sunday, he was the only Indian batsman who read Saeed Ajmal. Barring one delivery that was edged for four, he had an answer to every doosra or teesra that the Pakistan spinner offered.

Before the Australia tour, most experts had put their money on Rohit Sharma as more likely to succeed. Kohli proved them wrong, being the faster adapter and quicker learner. Ever since he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008, Kohli has grown and evolved beyond recognition. As an 18-year-old, Kohli came to bat for Delhi on the day his father passed away because his team needed him. He scored 90 and steered his team to safety against Karnataka before he fell to a poor umpiring decision. Even at that age, Kohli stood out for his commitment and rare temperament.

Now, Kohli is many things to many people. For the cricket fan, he is a future India captain. For media managers, he is that special face that can sell a million hairgels and mobile phones. For teenage girls, he is the pin-up of their dreams. Kohli is reaching for the stars and corporates for the chequebook. A year after Sourav Ganguly smashed 183 against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup, he became India’s captain. Dhoni marched to ODI captaincy two years after hitting 183 against Sri Lanka in 2005. After his 183, one wonders what awaits Virat Kohli.

ajithfederer
21st March 2012, 11:58 AM
Kohli is facing Nonsense bowlers. Lara, Tend'lkar Viv bowlers were off a diff league all-together. And there were no batting and bowling p/ps. Have some perspective before writing eulogies.

wizzy
21st March 2012, 02:21 PM
best odi batter at this momemt should be ABDV/Amla...pliss to check Amla's stats :shock:

Anban
5th May 2012, 01:00 AM
Cock is the most over rated batsman ever

VinodKumar's
1st August 2012, 01:11 AM
best odi batter at this momemt should be ABDV/Amla...pliss to check Amla's stats :shock:

http://i48.tinypic.com/34o91m8.jpg

VinodKumar's
1st August 2012, 01:59 AM
Comparison between Sachin and Kohli in their peak is started in social networks :banghead:. What naansans.

SoftSword
1st August 2012, 04:16 AM
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sachin not in the list... so wat does that mean?

wizzy
1st August 2012, 10:07 AM
Vinod, Amla is on target to reach 5000 runs by 86 innings :lol:

Puliyan_Biryani
1st August 2012, 10:32 AM
sachin not in the list... so wat does that mean?
SS, you serious? Sachin started opening the innings only in his 70th innings and he got his 1st 100 in his 79th inns.

He got his 13th 100 in 181st inns hence he is not in the above list. If you take from the time he started opening then 13 100s in 112 innings :notworthy:.

And the 13th 100 is the first 100 he got in 1998 which was his golden year with 9 100s. By the end of 1998 he had 21 100s in 207 innings (138 inns since he started opening) :notworthy: :Beat That:.

IIRC, before 1998 Mark Va, Lara, Anwar and Sachin all had ~12-13 hundreds and there was some tough competition. But by the end of 1998 that particular record turned out to be a no contest :).

SoftSword
1st August 2012, 02:43 PM
naan sollavandhadhu innaanaa:
andha list avlo perumaikkuriya visayam illa... andha listla edampudikkalaenaalum innakki sachin ellaarukum maela irukkaar...
adappOngayya..

VinodKumar's
2nd August 2012, 01:13 PM
Vinod, Amla is on target to reach 5000 runs by 86 innings :lol:

Wizzy, just checked Amla's stats. $^%&$*$& unbelievable. I never interested in looking at his stats because avan evalo adichalumm valikaatha maariyae irunthuchu. It's time to follow his stats. Not interested in his game.

ajithfederer
2nd August 2012, 01:19 PM
Dabur amla 9 hundreds and 18 50's in 56 innings. The conversion rate is un freaking beliavble. :shock: :omg:

wizzy
2nd August 2012, 01:41 PM
^must his friar look which allows him to operate under the radar but he is so underrated wrt odies..nam kalathu W.G. Grace..may be Virat should grow a beard.

satissh_r
1st November 2012, 02:38 PM
ESPNSTAR interview with V Kohli, Excerpts:

Boria Majumdar: From Sydney to Adelaide how do you describe the transformation in Virat Kohli? It was just a matter of weeks but you seem to have progressed to a different level of maturity in those two weeks in January earlier this year. And what has followed seems surreal to say the least.

Virat Kohli: At Sydney I was down and out. You can call it the worst mental state of my career. When we boarded the bus for the airport on the way to Perth I spoke to myself and remember saying that I had seen the worst. I was being written off, was about to get dropped and people were questioning my ability to play Test cricket.

Everything that could go wrong had gone wrong. It was about self-belief. I kept telling myself that the eight hundreds I had scored in international cricket were no flash in the pan. Yes they were in one day matches but hundreds don’t come easy. I closed myself to the outside world and tried to reach a state of mental equilibrium, which I was able to do. I was in a zone where I had shut myself from everything. It worked and I managed to get some runs at Perth.

BM: And Adelaide?

VK: When I went into bat at the Adelaide Oval we had already lost a few wickets and it isn’t a great feeling to go into bat under pressure. However, Perth had given me enough confidence to feel I could stay out there and take the fight to the Australians.

There was a lot of talk in the middle and it was important to show that I wasn’t one who could be bullied. The crowd had targeted me in Sydney and I had learnt my lesson and was extremely determined to stand my ground at Adelaide.

It was important to demonstrate that we had gone to play some real serious cricket and were no pushovers. I am glad I was able to do so and that hundred I must say changed everything for me.

BM: Lets focus on what is at hand Virat. There is so much talk about the Indians not playing to the spirit of the game by not giving the English, good spinners to play against in Mumbai. I am aware that you believe giving them turners is the right thing to do in the Test matches but I am interested in knowing your thoughts on these tactics?

VK: I think we have done the right thing. No one says a word when we are on an away tour and similar tactics are employed against us. We never complain if you remember.

I think it is clearly pressure telling on the English that they have started to crib even before the tour has started. They are feeling the heat and all this talk is proof. As far as Michael Vaughn is concerned, who was first off the blocks, I think it was in extremely poor taste what he said of VVS Laxman last year during the snicko meter incident.

I couldn’t believe a former England captain could say what he did. This is international cricket and if you are a good side you should be up for the challenge.

BM: And what about yourself? How are you approaching the challenge at hand? Needless to say there is a lot of expectation from you this time round?

VK: I am happy people are expecting a lot from me. I would much rather be in this position of premier batsman than it being the other way round. This is where I had always wanted to be, to do it for India in tough situations against quality opposition. Special performances against a tough opposition on tough tours is the hallmark of a very good player and that’s what I want to do with consistency.

BM: So is it fair to say that you have started to take more responsibility within the team? And now that VVS and Rahul aren’t there anymore it is only natural that we will look up to you in the middle order alongside Sachin.

VK: I would definitely like to believe so. I want to give my teammates the feeling that when I am batting they can relax and feel assured that we are in control. As a batsman that is what my job is and it is important I play my part to perfection. You have to stand up to these challenges if you want to be recognized as a good test cricketer and that’s what I aim to do in the coming months.

BM: A word on Sachin please. I know you are a serious admirer of him, but he needs this series as much as anyone else does. There is so much talk about him, his retirement, his contribution to the team. He does need all the support we can possibly give him isn’t it?

VK: I don’t know if I should say this but I am ashamed that Indians are questioning Sachin for having had a few bad months. It is time to look back at the countless moments of joy he has given us all in the last 23 years he has played the game and only then can we realise what he has achieved.

For me he is the one who inspired me to play the game and I find it disgusting that people are questioning his ability and raising a finger at him. As Indians we should just let him be and salute him for all that he has done for India and Indian cricket. It is only a matter of time before he gets big runs and I am absolutely certain it is going to happen very very soon.

BM: Let me ask you this- how much of the challenge is mental and is about confidence and how much is about skill and technical ability? For example we have seen the very technically correct batsman failing to handle pressure while the not so correct player has come through the ranks with flying colours?

VK: I would say it is 80% mental and is about confidence. It is largely a battle in the mind and to be able to win this battle is the most crucial thing. 20% is about being skilled and technically sound. No more than that. Unless you are ready for the battle mentally you will never be successful no matter how technically sound you are. And that’s where I feel we have an edge. All this talk about spin is proof that the English are vulnerable. It will no doubt be a very good series but we definitely have the upper hand going into the contest.

BM: Final question- do you agree with the labelling of “Revenge Series” or “Payback time?”

VK: No, I don’t. We aren’t going into battle, we are going to play cricket. I would like to say it is a very tough series between two quality cricket sides. At the same time there is little doubt that we would love to win the contest. Playing at home in our own conditions we’d sure want to excel in all departments of the game and beat the English.

http://www.espnstar.com/cricket/exclusive/news/detail/item882394/%22It%27s-a-shame-to-question-Sachin%22/

powerprince
1st November 2012, 05:25 PM
:smokesmirk:

Thala_rasigan
2nd August 2013, 08:31 PM
bravo kohli....:clap:

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/slide-show/slide-show-1-run-machine-kohli-betters-tendulkars-record/20130726.htm#1

venkkiram
2nd August 2013, 09:02 PM
bravo kohli....:clap:

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/slide-show/slide-show-1-run-machine-kohli-betters-tendulkars-record/20130726.htm#1

சச்சின் பதினைந்து சதங்களை எட்டியது அவருடைய 182-ஆவது விளையாட்டுப் போட்டியில். விராட் கோலி இந்த இலக்கை 106 விளையாட்டுப் போட்டிகளில் கடந்திருக்கிறார். உண்மையிலேயே பெரிய சாதனைதான். சக இந்தியனாக பெருமை கொள்ள வேண்டிய விஷயம் இது.

:notworthy:

Kaarthickb
1st February 2014, 01:32 PM
http://www.dailythanthi.com/2014-02-01-%2527I%2527ve-made-a-mistake%2527%253A-Collie

‘நான் தவறு செய்துள்ளேன்’: கோலி

‘நான் தவறு செய்துள்ளேன்’: கோலி

இந்திய கிரிக்கெட் அணியின் முக்கியத் தூண்களில் ஒருவரான விராட் கோலி, ஆபத்பாந்தவராக பல நேரங்களில் அணியைக் காப்பாற்றுபவர். அதேவேளையில், ஆக்ரோஷத்துக்கும் பெயர் பெற்றவர்.

இப்போது, தனது கிரிக்கெட் வாழ்க்கையின் ஆரம்பத்தில் சில தவறுகளை செய்துள்ளதாக ஒப்புக்கொண்டிருக்கும் கோலி, ‘கோபத்தில் வார்த்தைகளைப் பயன்படுத்துவது தேவையற்ற ஒன்று’ என்பதை தற்போது தான் உணர்ந்துவிட்டதாகத் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

25 வயதான விராட் கோலியின் ஆட்டத்திறன் எந்த அளவு புகழப்படுகிறதோ, அதே அளவுக்கு அவரது கோபம் குறித்து விமர்சனக் கணைகளும் பாய்கின்றன. இதனால்தான் கோலி மேற்கண்ட தன்னிலை விளக்கத்தைக் கொடுத்திருப்பதாகத் தோன்றுகிறது.

களத்தில் தனது கோபத்துக்கு எதிரணி வீரர்களின் செயல்பாடும் ஒரு காரணம் என்கிறார் கோலி. சமீபத்தில்கூட, நியூசிலாந்து அணிக்கு எதிரான ஒருநாள் போட்டியில் அந்த அணியின் பந்துவீச்சாளர் தன்னை ஆத்திரமூட்டும் வகையில் முறைத்துப்பார்த்ததை விராட் கோலி சுட்டிக்காட்டினார்.

அதற்கு தானும் திருப்பி கோபப் பார்வை பார்த்தபோதிலும், வார்த்தைப் பிரயோகம் எதையும் மேற்கொள்ளவில்லை என்பது அவரது கருத்து.

டோனிக்குப் பிறகு இயல்பாகவே அணித் தலைமையை ஏற்கப் போகிறவர் கோலி. தலைவருக்கு பொறுமை மிகவும் முக்கியம். அதை கோலி வளர்த்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்பதே விமர்சகர்களின் கருத்தாக உள்ளது.

Kaarthickb
6th February 2014, 06:48 PM
http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-popular/leaked-picture-anushka-sharma-virat-kohli-spotted-in-new-zealand/

Leaked Picture: Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Spotted In New Zealand

http://cdn.koimoi.com/wp-content/new-galleries/2014/02/virat-kohli-and-anushka-sharma.jpg

littlemaster1982
7th February 2014, 06:01 AM
^^ Idhu romba avasiyama :banghead:

Kaarthickb
7th February 2014, 08:58 AM
ithula enna irukku :huh:

of course it s nt related to cricket bt related to kohli

littlemaster1982
7th February 2014, 10:20 AM
Summa pesanum-nu pesa koodathu :twisted: Paparazzi stuff-lam inga post pandradhu thevai illadhadhu. Simple.

Kaarthickb
7th February 2014, 10:26 AM
k..thx. for warning

Kaarthickb
28th February 2014, 07:24 PM
http://tamil.oneindia.in/news/sports/special-100-kohli-joins-tendulkar-azharuddin-194597.html

'கே'ப்பே விடாமல் 'கிடா' வெட்டியவர்கள் வரிசையில் கோஹ்லி....!

Kaarthickb
10th March 2014, 04:38 PM
http://www.dailythanthi.com/2014-03-10-Indian-batsman-Virat-Kohli-Again-Topping

ஒருநாள் கிரிக்கெட் தர வரிசை இந்திய வீரர் விராட்கோலி மீண்டும் முதலிடம்