Virat Kohli Biography
|Real Name:||Virat Kohli|
|Nick Name:||Chikoo, Run Machine|
|Professional:||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Date of Birth:||November 5, 1988|
|Age:||30 Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Delhi, India|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
Virat Kohli Cricket Career Information
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm medium|
|Playing Role:||Top-Order batsman|
Virat Kohli Family Biography
|Father Name:||Late Prem Kohli|
|Mother Name:||Saroj Kohli|
|Brother Name:||Vikas Kohli (Elder)
|Sister Name:||Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)
|Children Name:||Not Yet|
Childhood and Education of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is loved by all the millions of fans of sports, Virat had a long and inspiring journey. He was born in Delhi on 5th November 1988, Virat’s family originated from Punjab. Virat’s father Prem Kohli was a Criminal Lawyer and Virat’s mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Virat studied at Vishal Bharti Public School, his interest in cricket was from a very early age, when Virat was a youngster he played with the boys from his area, and his talent showed people around him, and every one urged his father to not let Virat’s talent go to waste and send him to a cricket coaching academy.
Virat joined the newly established West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998 when he was nine years old. For more betterment in his game, he moved schools to Savier Convent in Paschim Vihar. On December 19, 2006, his father passed away due to a brain stroke, after his father’s death Virat’s family faced very hard times, Virat Kohli’s qualification is Intermediate.
Virat Kohli Career and Records
In 2002, for the first time Virat played for Delhi Under 15 team Polly Umriger Trophy, he showed his good performance and he was made captain. In 2003 and 2004 he scored two centuries and two fifties.
Virat’s Under 17 career
Virat was a member of the Under 17 Delhi Cricket Team by late 2004 for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Virat blazed through the tournament records with over 450 runs and made a high score of 250 not out in just four matches. In the Vijay Merchant Trophy the next year, he made headlines. He was the highest run scorer.
Virat’s Under 19 Career
Virat was selected for the Under 19 Cricket squad in July 2006 for the tour of England. Against England Under-19, in three ODI matches, Virat scored at an average of 105, and in the three tests match Virat’s scored at an average of 49 runs. India comes back with the winner of both series. His sense of responsibility increased day by day and he received many awards during his career in Under15, Under-17, and Under-19. He showed his determination and skill in all his performances.
State Level Matches of Virat Kohli with limited over
In April 2007, Virat’s made his debut in Twenty 20 in the inter-State T20 Championship. He was the highest scorer for his team. The under-19 team toured Sri Lanka, this tour was a triangular series with Sri Lanka U-19 and Bangladesh U-19s. On this tour, Virat also did brilliant performances.
In February-March of 2008, Virat was made the Captain of the India U-19 Cricket Team for the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. In this world, Virat returned with victory. In July 2008, Virat Kohli was selected for the tentative 30-man squad for the ICC Championship Trophy.
International Career of Virat Kohli
India has always been stating of batsmen, such as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, and many others are on the list, if we take a look at the present then we can say Virat Kohli is a very active batsman of the present time.
His international career starts when he was selected for the tour of Sri Lanka for the One Day International series, in this tour he got the chance to play due to Tendulkar and Sehwag being injured and both of them were not available for playing the match. Virat was called up as an opening batsman. Virat scored 1 st ODI 50 and India won the series against Sri Lanka. From that time he was constantly called up for the team.
On 24 December 2009, Virat made his first One Day International Century, 107 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Garden in Kolkata. Virat made most centuries against Sri Lanka, he made 6 centuries against Sri Lanka, and 5 centuries against Australia. At home, he had 10 centuries, followed by 5 in Bangladesh, 4 centuries in Australia, and 2 centuries in Sri Lanka.
In One Day International Virat made centuries against almost all the test playing nations, his one-day international cricket scores are
|2011 was the best year for Virat, he made 1381 runs|
|In 2012 he scored 1026 runs|
|In 2013 he scored 1268 runs|
|In 2014 he scored 1054 runs|
|In 2015 he scored 623 runs|
|In 2016, in the current year, he is leading in runs scored as well.|
Virat’s fastest ODI century
On 16 October 2013, he made a century at 52 balls against Australia at Jaipur, he also holds a record of 3 rd fastest One Day International hundred against Australia with 61 balls in the same month.
Achievements and Millstones
In 2009, he was selected for the Emerging Players Tournament which was played against 4 teams in Australia, in that tournament he scored 398 runs with a batting average of 66.33. In the final against South Africa, he made a century that helped India win that match, Virat mentioned that this tournament was the turning point in his cricket career.
In the 2009 ICC Championship Trophy, he played in the place of Yuvraj Singh, at home he also played against Australia.
In 2010 in the tri-nation series in Bangladesh, he played successfully against both the team Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In this tournament, Virat was the highest scorer with an average of 91.66.
In June 2010 in the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, Kohli was made vice-captain and he managed to get enough runs to reach 1000 in One Day International. In the Asia Cup 2010, Virat wasn’t in good form.
In late 2010 in an ODI series at home, he was again chosen as a vice-captain, and he performed very well, he was titled India’s highest run scorer in the same year.
In the ICC Rankings of 2011, as an ODI batsman he reached no.2. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Kohli was selected in 15 man squad. He performed very well in the final and India brought home the World Cup.
Test Career of Virat Kohli
He made his test debut in West Indies, he struggles to play, but he could play a few matches due to his injuries.
In the Test and ODI series in Australia, Virat scored his maiden test century but India lost badly in both series.
In Asia Cup 2012, Virat was made vice-captain internationally, in this tournament Virat scored 183 runs and he broke Brian Lara’s long-standing record of 156.
Virat has scored 25 centuries in 163 innings, he was selected Man of the Match in 21 of those matches.
|For T20 World Cup 2016, Kohli has declared as Player of the Tournament.|
|In VIVO IPL 2016, Virat won the Orange Cap due to a record Maximum runs of 973.|
|In VIVO IPL 2016, Virat was also awarded the Man of the Series.|
|ICC made him captain of the X1 Team T20 World Cup 2016.|
Religious Belief and Personal Life of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli belonged to the Punjabi family, he is especially from the families of the Katri sub-caste. By religion, he is Hindu with strong beliefs. Kohli’s personal life is getting a lot of attention from the media sides and he has been linked to many high-profile women, Virat was in a relationship with star actress of Bollywood, Anushka Sharma. Presently the news broken up between them has spread. Virat is now alone and not dating anyone else.
Virat is too much fond of Tattoos, he has a total 4 tattoos, two on Virat’s right hand, one is Scorpio as it is his Zodiac sign and another is a tribal design, he hasn’t mentioned anything yet about the meaning of that design. The two tattoos on his left hand speak volumes about India’s Test Skipper. The inside tattoo of Virat’s upper left hand is that of Samurai with a raised sword, and the tattoo on Virat’s left forearm is the Chinese symbol of faith.
Virat Kohli’s Net Worth
The Indian international cricketer Virat Kohli’s estimated net worth is INR 109.20 Crore, in US Dollar $60 Million. Virat’s phenomenal impact on Indian Cricket is important and significantly a lot more than statistics, Virat has injected into Indian cricket’s unique mindset. His impressive cricket and defensive move and nice tricks to throw the balls, all his styles stand him in the top place in the list of toppers.