Virat Kohli
(Indian Cricketer)

Undoubtedly the greatest batsman of this era Virat Kohli is an impeccable cricketer for whom run scoring is almost a cake walk. Every time he walks into the field with his cricketing gear on he looks determined and focused. The hunger to be the greatest of all time and the best batsman in the world makes him even more special as he is always thriving for more. The current Indian captain is ranked as the numero uno batsman in 50 overs format and number 2 in the Test format. He has been a holder of a unique record which states that he is the only batsman in the world to average above 50 in all the three formats of the game at the same time. His sheer dominance in every form of cricket is something worth watching and the Delhi boy is always looking to better his performance with every game he plays.

Virat Kohli
Nickname:Cheeku
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:NA
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):175 cm
Weight (approx.):72 kg
Eye Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:On his arms

Personal Life
Date of Birth:5th November 1988
Age (as on 2017):29 years
Birth Place:New Delhi (India)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Scorpio
Nationality:Indian
School:Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:12th Standard
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Family
Father:Late Prem Kohli

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Mother:Saroj Kohli

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Sister:Bhawna Kohli (Elder)

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Brother:Vikas Kohli (Elder)

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Coach/Mentor:

 

Raj Kumar Sharma

Religion:Hinduism
Address:DLF City Phase-1, Block-c, Gurugram (Haryana)
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:20 Jun 2011 vs West Indies at Kingston
ODI:18 Aug 2008 vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla
T20:12 Jun 2010 vs Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number:#18 (International, IPL)
Domestic/State Team:Delhi, India Red, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Australia and Pakistan
Favourite Shot:Cover Drive
Career Turning Point
  • When he led the 2008 campaign of India Under 19 to its glory.

 

Records
  • Third Indian to make 2 ODI hundreds after Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina by the age of 22.
  • First Indian to score a ton on World Cup debut in the year 2011
  • Fastest Indian to complete 100, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 runs in ODI’s.
  • Fastest century by an Indian off 52 balls against Australia.
  • Fastest to reach 7500 ODI runs in the world.
  • Fastest to score 25 ODI tons.
  • Third to score 3 double hundreds in Test cricket in a year after Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting.
  • 4 double hundreds in tests along with Graeme Smith, Dion Bradman and Michael Clarke.
  • First Indian skipper to register 9 test wins in a calendar year.
  • First Indian captain to register 5 test series win on the trot.
  • Second Indian to aggregate 1000 test runs after Rahul Dravid.
  • First Indian captain to score a double century in an overseas test.
  • Most hundreds (4) and most runs in a single edition in IPL (973 runs in IPL 2016).
  • Highest Individual score by an Indian skipper in test- 235 vs Sri Lanka.
Preferences
Hobbies:Workout, Travelling, Singing, Dancing etc.
Likes:Watching Roger Federer play, besides Cricket he loves to play Football and Tennis, Loves to drive cars, having Sushi(meal), catching up with old friends etc.
Dislikes:Does not like to sit idle for a long period of time, don’t like too many guests at home.    
Favourite Batsmen:Herschelle Gibbs, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Joe Root.
Favourite Bowlers:Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket Ground:Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Favourite Cricket Commentator:Harsha Bhogle
Favourite Food:Solomon, Sushi, Lamb Chops
Favourite Actors/Actresses:Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. /Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Favourite Films
Bollywood:Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Ishq, 3 Idiots, Border,
Hollywood:Rocky4, Iron Man, Southpaw
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Asrar, Eminem
Favourite TV Shows:Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad
Favourite Car:Aston Martin
Favourite Book:Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:Audi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8V10, Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumour), Sanjana (Model, rumour), Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumour), Izabelle Leite (Brazilian Model, rumour), Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Wife/Spouse:Anushka Sharma

Marriage Date:11th December 2017
Children:NA
Earnings
Retainer Fee:Rs. 7 crore
Test Fee:Rs. 15 lakh
ODI Fee:Rs. 6 lakh
T20 Fee:Rs. 3 lakh
IPL 11:Rs. 17 Crore
Net Worth:Rs. 400 Crore
Controversies
  • In the year 2011, when Kohli first toured to Australia, he showed his middle finger to the crowd in Sydney after the crowd abused him while he was fielding near the boundary line.
  • The very famous incident took place in the year 2013 during the IPL. He was captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore side and was up against Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders. After Kohli was dismissed he got involved in an ugly spat with his then Indian side teammate Gautam Gambhir. The two Delhi lads were involved in some rough talks until Rajat Bhatia came and intervened.
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Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir involved in an ugly spat in an IPL match in the year 2013

Lesser Known Facts
  • Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated towards cricket.
  • His nickname ‘Chikoo’ was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • In 2003, his coach Raj Kumar Sharma had invited Ashish Nehra to his academy, where he awarded young Kohli as he was the highest run-scorer for Delhi in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy, with 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
  • In 2006, his father died of a brain stroke, but the very next day after his father’s death, he played a match-saving knock for Delhi against Karnataka, where he scored 90 runs
  • In 2012, he was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men. He was given the Arjuna Award (2013) and Padma Shri Award (2017) by the Government of India.
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Virat Kohli receiving Arjuna Award in the year 2013

 

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Virat Kohli receiving Padma Shri in the year 2017

  • The same year, he was appointed the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF).
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Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador of BSF

  • He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’
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Virat Kohli at his restaurant NUEVA