Virat right at the top

Jan 02, 2012, 08:39 IST | Special Features

The year 2011 has come to an end, and cricketer Virat Kohli has emerged as the leading run scorer in one-day internationals. Here's some trivia about the stylish right-handed batsman: 

>> Virat was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. He plays for the Bangalore in the IPL and Delhi in first class cricket.

>> He first came into the spotlight when he played for Delhi in a Ranji trophy match against Karnataka on the day of his father's death. His teammates needed him at a crucial moment when he was much more needed at home.

>> He is the only second Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina to score two one-day international centuries before their 22nd birthday. 

>>Virat's good looks and style sense has made him the new poster boy of Indian cricket. When it comes to endorsements, he is next only to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar.

>> In between, he was reportedly in a relationship with former beauty queen Sarah Jane Dias. The duo apparently quit due to hectic work schedules.

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