Virat Kohli is a famous Indian international cricketer who presently captains of the India national team. He is a right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Virat plays for RCB in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and now he is a captain for this team since 2013.
He is married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.
He received several awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017. ICC One Day International (ODI) Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017. He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, under the category of the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018.
1. FAMILY & BORN DETAILS
Virat Kohli was Born and raised in Delhi. According to her mother, when he was 3 years old, Kohli would pick up a cricket bat, and start swinging it and ask his father to bowl at him.
Kohli’s father died on 18 December 2006 because of a stroke after being bedridden for a month.
Kohli has told in an interview, “I’ve viewed much in life. Losing my father at an immature age, the family business not doing too good, staying in a rented home. There were tough times for the family… It’s all embedded in my memory.” According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training during his childhood, “My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to academy for the practice every day. I miss his presence sometimes.”
Date of Birth : 5 Nov 1988
Birth Place: Delhi, India
Father: Late Prem Kohli (Criminal Lawyer)
Mother: Saroj Kohli
2. STUDY & CAREER
Kohli first performed for Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy. He was the best run-getter for his team in that match with 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
He became the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy and scored 390 runs in 5 innings at an average of 78 including two centuries and two fifties.
Apart from the sports, Kohli was a good student as well, and his teachers remember him as “a bright and attentive child”.
At the of 18, Kohli made his first class debut for delhi against Tamil nadu in November 2006 and scored 10 in his debut innings. He came into the spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka on the day after his father’s death and went on to score 90.
His father had him enrolled at the West Delhi Cricket Academy when Virat was 9 years old. He trained at the academy under Rajkumar Sharma and also played matches at the Sumit Dogra Academy (Vasundhara Enclave).
School: Vishal Bharti Public School & Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School
Educational Qualification: 12th standard
3. PERSONAL LIFE
Real Name: Virat Kohli
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Hobbies: Workout, traveling, singing, dancing
House Address: DLF City Phase-1, Block-C, Gurugram
Age: 29 years
Height(approx): in centimetres 175 cm,
In metres 1.75 m
Feet inches: 5’9”
Weight(approx): in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements: – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Favorite Food: Salmon, Sushi, Lamb Chops
Actor: Bollywood: Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
Actress:Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Bollywood: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Ishq, Border, and 3 Idiots
Hollywood: Rocky 4, Iron Man, Southpaw
Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs and Chris Gayle
Bowler: Shane Warne
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Date: 11 Dec 2017
Girlfriends: Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumor)
Sanjana (Model, Actress, rumor)
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumor)
Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumor)
Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Wife/ Spouse: Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Children: Not Available
Car Collection: Audi S6, Audi R8 V10, Audi Q7, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner, Audi R8 LMX
Net Worth: 400 Crore (INR)
Salary (as in 2017): RETAINER FEE: 2 crores (INR)
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)
4. IN THE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL)
In March 2008, Virat Kohli was bought on a youth contract by the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for $30,000. He had a superior 2008 season, with a result of 165 runs in 12 innings at an average of 15.00 and a strike rate of 105.09. He did slightly better in the 2nd inning in which he built a total of 246 scores at 22.36, striking at over 112, while his team made it as far as the final.
In the 2010 season, Kohli was the 3rd highest run-scorer for his team with 307 runs, averaging 27.90 and improving his strike rate to 144.81.
In 2011 season, kohli was made vice-captain of the team. The coach Ray Jennings opined that the 22-year-old would become the future captain of not only the franchise but also the Indian team.
After Vettori’s retirement, Kohli was appointed as the team’s captain for the season 2013.
At the 2016 season, the RCB finished runners-up and Kohli broke the record for most runs in an IPL season (of 733 runs) by scoring 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.08, and be the winner of the Orange Cap. He got four centuries in the match, having never scored one in the Twenty20 before the begin of the season, and also became the first player to lead the 4000-run milestone in the IPL.
He missed the beginning of the 2017 season because of shoulder injury. Moreover, RCB finished the tournament at the bottom of the table, with Kohli scoring the highest runs for his team, with 308 from 10 matches.
In the 2018 season, Virat Kohli was retained by RCB for a price of ₹17 crore, the highest for any player that year.
5. BEST PERFORMANCE
Best performance of Virat Kohli in the ODI:-
- 133* vs Sri Lanka (CB Series, Hobart, 28 Feb 2012).
- 183 vs Pakistan (5th Match, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 2012).
- 107 runs vs Sri Lanka (4th ODI, Kolkata, December 2009).
- 118 runs vs Australia (2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, October 20, 2010).
- 35 vs Sri Lanka (World Cup Final, Mumbai, April 2, 2011).
In the test match:-
- 243 vs sri lanka (Feroz Shah Kotla, 2 dec 2017).
- 235 vs England ( Wankhede Stadium, 8 dec 2016).
- 213 vs Sri lanka (Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, 24 nov 2017).
- 211 vs New Zealand( Holkar Cricket Stadium, 8 oct 2016).
- 204 vs Bangladesh( Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, 9 feb 2017).
Best shoot: Full length ball
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in year 2017.
- ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and 2017.
- ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), and 2017 (captain).
- ICC Test Team of the Year in 2017 (captain).
- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18.
- Padma Shri Award in 2017.
- Arjuna Award in 2013.
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in the year 2016, and 2017.
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, and 2013–14.
- Barmy Army – International Player of Year in 2017, 2018.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2018.
7. CURRENT WORK & DETAIL
Upcoming Matches:- ODI Tournament:
India vs West Indies, Date: 21 oct 2018, Time: 2:00 pm.
India vs WI date: 24 Oct 2018, 27 oct, 29 Oct, and 1 nov.
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