Virat Kohli Biography

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Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988. He is considered to be the best batsman in the world and he is a right-handed batsman. Since 2013, he is the batsman of Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League and currently, he is the captain of Indian Cricket Team.

Currently, he is the leading batsman according to Intex rankings, from October 2017. His T20 ranking is 897 and ODI ranking is 911 points.
He is 5 ft 9 in height. He is 30 years old. Kohli married Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma in 2017.

Virat Kohli Wiki

Kohli was born to a Punjabi family in Delhi. His father was a criminal lawyer and his mother named Saroj Kohli is a housewife. He has two siblings, one his older brother named Vikas and an elder sister, Bhavna. He grew up in Uttam Nagar and started schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School.

He first joins West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998 when he was only 9 years old. His father took him to Cricket Academy because others used to assume that Virat was basically wasting his time playing cricket and he should join a professional club. He also played at Vasundhara Club. His trainer remarked that it was impossible to keep him quiet.

Virat Kohli Physical Appearance

Height (approx.)175 cm
1.75 m
5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)72 kg
159 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Cricket Career

Kohli was made a part of Indian ODI squad for the tour of Sri Lanka and Champions Trophy in Pakistan in August 2008 but Kohli played only eight matches. His first choice of openers is Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. His first ODI half-century was a score of 54 and it helped India win the match.

After his 22nd birthday, he was the third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries after Tendulkar and Raina. He impressed the audience immensely with his performances.

Kohli became India's leading run-getter after 5 successful matches in ODI series in January 2011. He scored 193 runs which included two 50s in the first match which was against Bangladesh, even though after that he had low scores against England, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa respectively.

Kohli scored 270 runs in 2011. Now, Kohli was even ahead of Raina and was given a chance to face the West Indies. There he also played well and scored some fifties in the match.

Dhoni was not part of Indian Team on December 2014 due to an injury so Kohli was made test captain. His team was obviously looking for a win. His second innings was held by some Australian commentators as being the finest fourth innings ever performed in Australia.

After that Dhoni returned as a captain at Brisbane. There Kohli scored 19 runs and took 1 among the 4 wickets. Even in Melbourne test match, Kohli was much praised and he was the top scorer in most of the innings.

Kohli became the captain in ICC tournament for the first time in 2017. He scored 96 runs in the semi-finals that were been played against Bangladesh. This time too, he was called the fastest batsman. He was part of the team of the tournament.

Family

In 2013, Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Also known as Virushka, this couple became the centre of attention in media and there have been ample rumours about them. They got married on 11th December 2017 in Florence, Italy. Their wedding ceremony became a sensation in the media and social networking sites.

Unknown Facts About Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli has a nickname, Chiku. It was given by his Delhi coach, Ajit Choudhary after he joined the Delhi Ranji team.
  • He has admitted that his first crush was Karishma Kapoor.
  • He was the first and only Indian cricketer to score a century on a world cup debut in 2011.
  • Only at the age of 23, he was named ICC ODI cricketer of the year.
  • His favourite dish is Mutton Biryani and kheer.
  • He was once named in the list of Top 10 Best Dressed International Men which also included US President Barack Obama in 2012.

Awards

National Honours

2013 - Arjuna Award

2017 - Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award.

2018 - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Other Honours

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017,2018

ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017,2018

ICC Test Player of the Year: 2018

ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)

ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)

Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016, 2017, 2018

CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018-19

Barmy Army - International Player of Year: 2017, 2018

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