The Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to face a thorn in the first qualifier on Thursday between the Delhi Capitals, who performed brilliantly in the current season. Whichever team wins this match will directly make it to the final on 10 November, while the losing team will get another chance to reach the final as the second qualifier.
It was not easy to beat the four-time champions Mumbai team in the IPL in the league stage, but their 10-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday has upset their rhythm. On the other hand, Delhi, who had lost their first title, after losing four consecutive matches, defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets to finish second. This win will boost his morale. However, in the league stage, Mumbai defeated Delhi in both the matches.
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- Team India’s captain Virat Kohli (Happy Birthday Virat Kohli) has turned 32 today. Born on 5 November 1988, Virat Kohli is one of the best cricketers in the world today.
- Virat Kohli’s weights are spoken in all three formats of cricket. Virat Kohli has scored 27 centuries in Tests and 43 in ODIs. Meaning that in international cricket, Virat Kohli has crossed the 100 marks 70 times, which in itself is incredible.
- Virat Kohli has scored 11,867 runs in ODIs, while 7240 runs have been scored with his bat in Tests. Virat Kohli has scored 2794 runs in 76 innings in T20. Virat Kohli has an average of more than 50 in all three formats.
- When Virat Kohli was the captain of India’s Under 19 team, his name came in the headlines at that time. Team India became the champion under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
- However, very few people know that the fate of Virat Kohli was changed under the captaincy of RJD leader and Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav.
- On 19 December 2006, Virat’s father Prem Kohli died at the age of 54 due to brain stroke. At that time, Virat was just 18 years old and he was playing in the Ranji Trophy in Delhi.
- That match in Delhi was against Karnataka. Kohli played brilliant innings of 90 runs to save Delhi from follow-on. Only then did he attend his father’s funeral.
- Kohli has scored the most runs in a calendar year as a captain. The right-handed batsman scored 1460 runs in 2017. During this, he batted in 26 ODIs at an average of over 75.
The previous record was for Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who scored 1,424 runs in 2007. Kohli is the only cricketer to win all ICC annual individual awards in a year. After his brilliant performance in 2018, Kohli was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, ICC Test and ODI Player of the Year.