New Delhi: Test skipper Virat Kohli has turned 27 on Thursday as he is leading Team India in the opening Test against South Afirica at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
The dynamic cricketer has played countless match-winning innings for the nation in all formats of the game.
On his birthday, here are a few less known facts about the dashing cricketer.
The Delhi-lad became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup début. He achieved this feat while playing against Bangladesh.
He holds the record of highest runs in an innings against Pakistan. In 2012 Asia Cup, Kohli scored a blistering 183 off 148 balls against the neighbouring country, surpassing Brian Lara's record of 156 runs.
The 27-year-old made his Test début against West Indies at Kingston, June 20, 2011.
Mainstay of Indian batting line-up, Kohli has 11 Test and 23 ODI tons under his belt.
Most of the team-mates call him with his nick name which is 'Chikku'.
Under the the captaincy of Kohli, India won the 2008 U-19 World Cup.