Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli

Full Name: Virat Kohli
Nicknames: Chikoo, King Kohli
Profession: Cricketer (Batsman)
Date of Birth: June 05, 1988
Age: 31 Years
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Hindu
Hobbies: Workout, Travelling, Dancing
Marital Status: Married
Height: 175 cm, 1.75 m, 5'9"
Weight in KG: 69 kg, 165 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Mother: Saroj Kohli
Father: Prem Kohli
Siblings: 1 (Brother), 1 (Sister)
School: Saviour Convent Secondary School
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Virat Kohli's Biography

The face of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli is easily the best limited over’s batsman of the current era. One who runs his life on hard work and discipline, Virat Kohli’s career has seen a drastic transformation, be it his fitness and his performance on the field.

Started his career as a young prodigy, Virat Kohli made huge strides in his career and established himself as a phenomenon in World Cricket. Kohli has played 248 One-Day Internationals and 86 Tests so far in his international career, scoring 11,867 runs and 7240 runs respectively.

At 31, the Indian Skipper certainly has a lot of years left in him and would look utilize it to the fullest. It would also be interesting to see if how many Sachin Tendulkar’s records will he be able to break in his career and how many ICC Trophies he will lift in his captaincy career.

Virat Kohli's Personal Information

Virat Kohli Childhood

Virat Kohli’s Date of Birth: Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer, while his mother Saroj Kohli, is a homemaker.

Virat Kohli’s Age: Virat Kohli’s currently 31 years old. He will turn 32 this November.

Virat Kohli’s Height: Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Virat Kohli is one of the fittest athletes in world cricket. Once used to be a chubby guy, Virat Kohli has made a huge transformation in his fitness levels to now be counted among the fittest cricketers in the nation.

Virat Kohli’s Birthday: Virat Kohli celebrates his birthday on 05th November.

Virat Kohli's Family Information

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi into a Punjabi Hindu family. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has an older brother, Vikas, and an older sister, Bhavna.

Virat Kohli tied the knot to Anushka Sharma on 11th December 2017.

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Virat Kohli's Career Stats

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Domestic Career: Virat Kohli has been piling on runs since his junior-level cricket days. He made excellent performances at the under-15 level. Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer with 757 runs in 7 matches at an average of 84.11 in 2004-05 Vijay Merchant Trophy. In November 2006, Virat Kohli made his Ranji Debut for Delhi while playing against Tamil Nadu. Virat Kohli was just 18 years old at that time. 

International Career: 2008 under-19 World Cup title opened the doors for Virat Kohli on all fronts. His first step in International cricket was during Sri Lankan tour 2008. At just 19 years of age, Virat Kohli made his debut for India against Sri Lanka. In the absence of both the openers, Virat Kohli was given the task to open the batting. In the fourth match of the series, he struck his first half-century. His scores in his first international series read: 19, 37, 25, and 31. 

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Virat Kohli's IPL Career

Virat Kohli made his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural edition of the IPL. Playing in the lower middle order, Virat scored 165 runs in 12 matches at a disappointing average of 15. Virat Kohli fared much better in the following season though, where he accumulated 246 runs at an average of 22.36.

Overall, he has played 177 matches in his IPL career so far, accumulating 5412 runs at an average of 37.84 and a strike rate of 131.61. He has struck five centuries and 36 half-centuries in his career.

Virat Kohli's Awards

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1. Virat Kohli was conferred with the Padma Shri Award in 2017.
2. Virat Kohli was listed in the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2019.
3. Virat Kohli was Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
4. Virat Kohli won the Arjuna Award in 2013.
5. Virat Kohli became the ICC ODI player of the year in 2012.
6. Virat Kohli was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.
7. In 2017, he was the CNN-IBN Indian of the year.
8. In the year 2012, he was awarded the People’s Choice Award for the favorite sportsperson.
9. Virat Kohli is the only player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards following an extraordinary 2018.
10. Virat Kohli was also conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2017.

Virat Kohli's Net Worth

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1. Virat Kohli is currently the highest-paid Indian athlete in India with a net worth of approximately 900 crores.
2. His net worth comprises of salary paid by BCCI and RCB. He also earns a major chunk of income through brand endorsements and business ventures.   
3. Virat is a big Football lover and this was the reason he bought the ISL team FC GOA in 2014.
4. Kohli also became the brand ambassador and a major stakeholder of a social networking venture based in London named “Sport convo”.
5. He is also a brand ambassador of major sports and casual wear brand WROGN which he launched in the collaboration with USPL.
6. In 2015, Virat Kohli also bought the co-ownership of the UAE royal franchise in the famous IPTL league.
7. He currently owns the famous chain of gyms and fitness centers in India and the world around with the name “Chisel”.

Virat Kohli's Controversies

1. A man who plays with a heart on his sleeve, Virat Kohli has been surrounded with a lot of controversies in his international career. Here are a few of them.
2. During India’s tour of Australia, his gesture of showing the middle finger to the crowd came under the dark clouds of controversies.
3. During an IPL game in Delhi, he did break the BCCI code of conduct whilst meeting his beau Anushka Sharma in the audience box.
4. At a time when he was going through a rough patch in his personal and professional aspects in 2015, he abused an Indian journalist for his controversial article on Kohli’s relationship with Anushka Sharma.

Virat Kohli's Social Media

Virat Kohli remains very active on social media and updates his fans with regular updates on his social media handles. Virat Kohli is the most followed Indian sportsperson on Instagram and is, in fact, currently the most followed cricketer on social media in the world.

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