Virat Kohli Biography
Arguably the best batsman in the history of cricket, Virat Kohli is the Indian cricketer who filled in the boots of Sachin Tendulkar. His passion and determination for the game is something that separates him even from many of the world-class players out there. Currently, on the second slot after Tendulkar with scoring 35 ODI centuries, the Delhi-boy is around 200 runs short of making it to the 10,000 milestones in this format of the game. Also the part of the World Cup winning team of 2011, King Kohli now leads Indian cricket team across all three formats. He even went on making it big with captaincy title as he took India to the record eight consecutive Test series win. And what you can’t forget about him as a prodigy is captaining India to under-19 world cup win, back in 2008. What if I tell you at the time of writing, Virat Kohli is ranked number 1 batsman both at ICC ODI and Test rankings as well.
|Date of Birth
|5 November 1988
|Place of Birth
|Age in 2018
|5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Virat Kohli Early Life and Domestic Career
Cricket was the ultimate go for Virat Kohli since the age of 3 and his father pushed him to chase that dream. Born and bred in Delhi, like many of the stars cricketers, Kohli showed off his glimpse in the ‘gully ‘(street) cricket. Finally, at the age of 9, his father got him to his first club as neighbours kept on asking Kohli’s father to not waste such a talent on the streets. It should be noted here that Virat Kohli was part of the first intake of the West Delhi Cricket Academy at 1998. In this club, he went under the wings of Rajkumar Sharma, and since then he never looked back. He played for Delhi at various levels including the under-15, 17 as well.
|Top-order batsman , Captain
|Indian National Cricket Team
|18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
|12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Virat Kohli Family
Virat Kohli was the youngest of three born to husband Prem Kohli and wife Saroj Kohli in Delhi. The father Kohli was a criminal lawyer by profession, whereas the mother Kohli was a housewife. Kohli has two elder siblings, out o them one is brother named Vikash Kohli and sister Bhavna. Kohli’s father died in 2006 and that was a major turning point or the wannabe cricketer.
Virat Kohli Wife
After being long into the headlines for his open relation with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, one of the finest cricketers of modern era tied knot on December 11, 2017, in Italy.
Interesting Facts about Virat Kohli
He is still called ‘Cheeku’ in the Indian team, which is the name he got from former Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhry when Kohli joined Delhi in Ranji side.
He played the Ranji match against Karnataka, very next day after his father’s death and went on scoring 0 runs for his side.
Being a Punjabi, he has a great love for food and his most favourite dishes are Mutton Biryani and Kheer.
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|Sachin Tendulkar, Cristiano Ronaldo
|Aston Martin, Mercides