Virat Kohli, an epitome of aggressive sportsmanship, was born in Delhi in the Punjabi family on 5 November 1988. Prem Kohli, his father, worked as a criminal lawyer, and Saroj Kohli, his mother, is a housewife. He’s got an elder brother Vikash and Bhawna, an elder sister. He was known to have had an affinity with cricket from a very early age, according to some, as early as 3. He would take up his bat and ask his dad to give him a bowl. He studied in the public school of Vishal Bharti and was raised in Uttam Nagar, Delhi. When he was a young man, he played with the boys from the area in the alleys and the people around saw his talent at that time. Everyone urged his father not to waste his talent in gulley cricket and send him to a proper academy for cricket coaching.
He moved to the Saviour Convent in Paschim Vihar in the ninth grade to help him practice cricket. Kohli was also good at academics, apart from sports, and his teachers remember him as “a bright and alert child”. Until 2015, when Kohli’s family moved to Gurgaon, they lived in Meera Bagh.
Now he is an international cricket player from India. He’s a batsman of the middle order who can also open the battle. He can also bowl medium pace with his right arm. Since its inception in 1998, he has had his first cricket training at the West Delhi Cricket Academy.
In 2011, Virat Kohli performed his first test against the Kingston West Indies. In 2012, Kohli was awarded the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award. In October 2002, Kohli played for the Delhi Under-15 team in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy.
Speaking about his personal life, over time, Virat Kohli has been connected to a number of prominent women. He dates for a short time to Sarah Jane Dias, an Indian model, and VJ Sanjana, another actress. He’s been dating for a while to Tamanna Bhatia, Izabelle Leite, a Brazilian model, and recently to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, he has been in a very close relationship. Later, he married Anushka Sharma on 11 December 2017 in Tuscany, Italy.
|Full Name||:||Virat Kohli|
|Date of Birth||:||5/11/1988|
|Birth Place||:||Delhi, India|
|Nickname||:||Cheeku, Chikoo, Run Machine, King Kohli|
|Height||:||5 ft 9 in (175cm)|
|Father||:||Late. Prem Kohli (criminal lawyer)|
|Siblings||:||Bhawna Kholi (elder sister), Vikash Kholi (elder brother)|
|Spouse||:||Anushka Sharma (wife)|
|School||:||Vishal Bharti Public School & Saviour Covent Senior School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi|
|Hobbies||:||Travelling, workout, dancing, singing|
|Role||:||Captain, Top Order Batsman|
|Batting Style||:||Right-handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||:||Right-arm medium|
|ODI Debut||:||18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla (cap 175)|
|Test Debut||:||20 June 2011 against West Indies at Kingston (cap 269)|
|T20 Debut||:||12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare (cap 31)|
|ODI & T20l Shirt No||:||18|
|IPL Shirt No||:||18|
|Favourite Shot||:||Cover Drive, Flick Shot|
|Teams||:||India, Delhi Cricket, T20I, ODI,
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
ODI (One-Day International):
- Virat Kohli scored the fastest hundred, with only 52 balls for his team.
- Virat has achieved the fastest scoring of 1000 runs in ODI.
- Kohli is the fastest and second fastest Indian in the world to score 5000 ODI runs.
- Virat has recorded the fastest 7,000 ODI cricket runs. It shows how consistent and aggressive his style of beating is.
- After scoring 7000 ODI runs the fastest, Kohli is now the fastest player to scoring 8000 ODI runs. It shows that in every game, Kohli is consistent.
- It is expected that Virat will be the next cricketer to hit centuries ago. Only Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded the prize for 100 centuries in his international career.
- Virat Kohli was awarded the fastest score of 10, then 15, and then 20 centuries in ODI.
- Virat received the fastest scoring award of 25 ODI centuries. He’s also the quickest fighter to score 1000 T-20 runs.
- Now Kohli is the fastest player to score in ODIs for 30 centuries.
- Virat is the worlds fastest to score 1000 game runs in the T20 format.
- Kohli scored 15000 international runs fastest in the world. It’s an enormous achievement for him.
- Highest ODI runs in 2018.
- Most consecutive wins in the 2015–2017 Test Series (9) as Captain (equal to Ricky Ponting from 2005–2008).
- First batsman to score three centuries as Test Captain in his first three innings. He is also the second Test Captain to score centuries after Greg Chappell in his first two Test Innings.
- Captain of the first Indian test to score a double century overseas.
- The first captain of the Indian test to score two or more centuries.
- Fastest Score Captain 1000 ODI runs.
- In four consecutive test series, the first batsman to score double centuries.
- Scoring fastest captain 2000 ODI runs.
- First Indian captain to score in the same test a hundred and one duck.
- The first captain to score 10 hundred’s internationally in a calendar year.
- Most test centuries as India’s Captain (12).
- Most double centuries in Tests by a captain (6).
- The majority of centuries (11) in a calendar year by a captain (2017).
- Most of them run as India’s captain in tests.
- Most ODI centuries as India’s captain (13).
- First test captain to score centuries in a triple test series.
- Fastest score Captain 3000 ODI runs.
- The first captain in ODIs to score three centuries afterward.
- First Indian and Asian Captain in South Africa, England and Australia to win at least one test.
- 2017- ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy’ ICC Cricketer of the year
- 2012, 2017- ICC ODI Player of the year
- 2012, 2014, 2016 (capt), 2017 (capt) – ICC ODI team of the year
- 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18: Polly Umrigam Award for the International Cricketer of the Year.
- Virat received the Padma Shri award in 2017.
- He also received Arjuna Award in 2013.
- In 2016 and 2017, he was marked as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.
- In the years, 2011-12, 2013-14, his team was rewarded by CEAT International Cricketer of the year.
- He was rewarded ‘Barmy Army’ the International player of the year 2017, 2018.
- In 2018, Virat was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.