Virat Kohli

Absence of Kohli and Shami gives us advantage: Justin Langer
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The second Test, known as the Boxing Day Test, starts Saturday and India have fond memories from the last time when they won it on a flat batting wicket to go 1-0 up in the four-match series in 2018/19.
KL Rahul stays at 3, Virat Kohli moves to 7th spot in ICC T20I rankings
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Kohli scored 134 runs in the three T20I matches India last played against Australia. Rahul, on the other hand, scored 81 runs in the three innings in the series which the Men ion Blue won 2-1. Meanwhile, New Zealand opener Tim Seifert and fast bowler Tim Southee have attained career-best positions in their respective rankings after playing important roles in a 2-1 series win over Pakistan.
Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli leaves Australia, after pep talk with the team
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As Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child, the batsman requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for paternity leave. The BCCI obliged and Kohli was set to play only the pink-ball Test.
Shami, Kohli big losses for India: Burns
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Shami was hit on his bowling arm by fast bowler Pat Cummins on Saturday, the third day of the first Test that saw India fold for 36. He is likely to be ruled out of the Test series. Kohli will return home to attend the birth of his first child.
Virat Kohli closes gap on Steve Smith at top of ICC Test rankings
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Kohli's innings of 74 & 4 in the Adelaide Test, which India lost by eight wickets, has enabled him to gain two points, whereas Smith's 1 & 1* lost him 10 points in the table. Marnus Labuschagne's innings of 47 & 6 in a low-scoring match have pushed him to a career-best 839 points. Whereas, captain Tim Paine's player-of-the-match innings of 73 not out has lifted him with a career-best of 33rd place with 592 points. His previous best was 45th in December of 2018.
Kohli's year without a century, first in 12 years
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Kohli will return from Australia with four scores of fifty in seven international matches and eight innings on the tour of Australia. His debut year, 2008, when he was picked to the national side after leading India under-19 team to a World Cup title, was the last time he went a calendar year without a century.
Kohli loses 3 successive Tests for the first time as captain
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Kohli, who took over as regular skipper of the Indian team in 2015 in Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, had led India in a 2-0 defeat in the two-Test series in New Zealand this year prior to the Covid-19 pandemic in February-March. They lost the first Test at Wellington by 10 wickets and the second at Christchurch by seven wickets against Kane Williamson's boys. They lost the Adelaide game on by eight wickets Saturday to complete a hat-trick of losses.
'Hard to put the disappointment into words': Kohli on Team India's disastrous performance
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Kohli will leave for India after this game to attend the birth of his first child. He, however, expressed confidence that the rest of the boys will perform well to make a comeback in the series.
Adelaide Test: We have plans for Virat Kohli, says Tim Paine 
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"Everyone has got great plans against the best players...that is why they are best players because they can adapt. They can change what you are doing and Virat is certainly one of the best if not the best in the world," said Paine.
I am representation of new India: Virat Kohli
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Kohli was asked about his aggressive style of cricket crossed with fighting attitude. He responded, "The way my personality and character is, I am the representation of new India. For me, that's how I look at it.” These comments from the Indian skipper came while he was addressing a virtual press conference on the eve of the first match in the 4-match series. 
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