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Virat Kohli Birthday: 5 controversies of Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma during IPL 2015
Kovvali Teja
Modified 04 Nov 2017
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Virat Kohli is fast emerging as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. The Indian skipper is taking his game to new heights with each match, playing a pivotal role in transforming India into a dominant cricketing team.

Despite all of his gifts as a batsman, Virat, who is famous for his aggressive demeanour and fiery character, has lost his cool on many occasions, drawing the ire of the cynics. It is unfortunate that a man with such charisma and talent has made the news for all the wrong reasons on so many instances. But, given the champion that he is, it is just a matter of time before he gets his balance right and evolves into not only a great batsman, but a great character.

On that note, here are five of Virat Kohli's most controversial moments:

#5 Inviting Anushka Sharma to the pavilion

The adorable couple have given us relationship goals with the manner in which they have conducted themselves thus far. The couple have often come out in public in support of each other, leaving us gasping for breath. In fact, Anushka Sharma has been seen many times in the stands, cheering on the Indian skipper.

Virat, however, breached the BCCI's code of conduct during IPL 2015 when he invited his girlfriend to the pavilion. This was against the rules set by the board which clearly stated that no one except the players and the officials sporting BCCI/ICC cards is allowed into the pavilion.

The incident took place during a washed-out game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. Even though Kohli did not face any backlash for this act, he was handed a warning by the board for violating the rule.

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Published 04 Nov 2017, 18:54 IST
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