Are you a Virat Kohli fan? Do you want to know more and more about him? If yes, then this Virat Kohli Biography is for you.
Virat Kohli is certainly one of the best cricketers and most consistent batsman in today’s world cricket. He is currently the captain of Indian National Cricket Team and an IPL franchise ‘Royal Challengers Bangalore’.
For his passion for cricket, style of living, social initiatives, and flamboyance, Virat Kohli has always been in the limelight.
He loves what he does and thus, he has millions of fans and followers all over the world.
In this Virat Kohli biography, we’ll see everything about Virat Kohli lifestyle, cricket records, family, girlfriends, income, stats, controversies, and much more.
Let’s start this biography of Virat Kohli with his personal life details.
Virat Kohli Biography – Personal Life
Every child is gifted and talented, but very few recognize it. Virat was lucky to do so.
Being born in a Punjabi family based in Delhi, Virat started showing his love for cricket at the age of 3.
So, here are complete details about Virat Kohli’s personal life, which many of you might not know.
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Age (as in 2019)||30 Years|
|Date of Birth||5 November 1988|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|Father||Late Mr Prem Kohli (Criminal Laywer)|
|Brother||Vikas Kohli (Elder)|
|Sister||Bhawna Kohli (Elder)|
|Educational Qualification||12th Pass|
|Schools||Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi|
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Delhi
|Address||Uttam Nagar, West Delhi, Delhi - 110059|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Playing, Travelling, Acting, Workout|
|Likes||Tennis, Punjabi Music, Driving, Get Togethers, Sushi, Football|
|Dislikes||Crowded Environment at Home, Sitting Idle for a Long Time, Dirty Surroundings|
Virat Kohli Physical Stats
“A fit body gives you confidence and there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve.”
Virat Kohli is a perfect example of how a fit person must look like, both internally and externally. He loves doing heavy workouts so as to make himself look attractive on and off the field.
So, now in this Virat Kohli biography, let’s have a quick look at his physical stats.
|Height (approx.)||176 cm (5’ 9”)|
|Weight (approx.)||72 kg (159 lbs)|
|Body Measurements (approx.)||Chest: 42 inches|
Biceps: 14 inches
Waist: 32 inches
|No. of Tattoos||9|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Skin Complexion||Type III: Medium Skin|
|Drinking Alcohol||Quit in 2012|
Virat Kohli Cricket Records, Stats, Insights, Milestones, and More
“Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison”Virat Kohli
From his international debut in 2008 to the current day, the only thing that has been changed consistently in Virat Kohli’s career is his “records”.
Many cricketers and fans call him ‘the run machine, chase master, king Kohli, etc.’ for his brave and needful performance on the field for his team and the nation.
So, here is my and most of you’s favourite section of this Virat Kohli biography. Here are the details of Virat Kohli’s cricket records, performance insights, stats, and all that you need to know about.
Virat Kohli Profile
|International ODI Debut||18 August 2008 (against Sri Lanka at Dambulla)|
|International T20 Debut||12 June 2010 (against Zimbabwe at Harare)|
|International Test Debut||20 June 2011 (against West Indies at Kingston)|
|Jersey No.||18 (India & RCB)|
|ODI Cap No.||175|
|Test Cap No.||269|
|T20I Cap No.||31|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Medium|
|Nature of Playing||Aggressive|
|Favourite Shots||Flick Shot and Cover Drive|
|ICC Tournaments||ICC U-19 WC 2008 (Captain)|
ICC WC 2011
ICC Champions Trophy 2013
ICC T20 WC 2014
ICC WC 2015
ICC T20 WC 2016
ICC Champions Trophy 2017
|Coach||Mr Raj Kumar Sharma|
|Turning Point in Career||Winning ICC U-19 WC 2008 as captain|
Virat Kohli Records
For a batsman like Virat Kohli, “Bat is not a toy, it is a weapon that is used to bleed runs in a match”.
Virat has not only broken several records made by the legends but has also created numerous new ones. Here are some of the major records hold by Virat Kohli as in 2019;
- Fastest Indian Player to reach 1000 ODI runs.
- World’s second-fastest player and fastest Indian to reach 6000 and 7000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and world’s third-fastest player to reach 5000 ODI runs.
- World’s fastest player to reach 8000, 9000, and 10000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to hit 10, 15, 20, and 25 ODI tons.
- Fastest century by an Indian player in ODIs (52 balls against Australia).
- Only player in the world to have a batting average more than 50 in all the three formats of the game.
- World’s fastest player to hit 30 and 35 centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest player in the world to reach 15000 international runs.
- Fastest player in the world to score 17000 international runs (363 innings).
- First batsman in the world to score 500 runs in a single bilateral ODI series.
- Most ODI runs by an Indian cricketer in a calendar year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).
- First Indian player to hit 3 consecutive ODI centuries.
- Most consecutive test series win as a captain (9), equal with Ricky Ponting.
- Most ODI tons as Indian captain (13).
- First Indian captain to score two or more double centuries in Tests.
- Most Test tons as Indian captain (12).
- Fastest captain in the world to score 1000 runs in ODIs.
- First Indian captain to score 3 consecutive centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest captain in the world to score 4000 and 9000 ODI runs.
There are many more records to be made by Virat Kohli and we’ll keep on updating it for you.
Awards and Achievements
“To become a good player you need talent. To become a great player you need an attitude like Kohli.”
Virat Kohli has hundreds of feathers in his hat and there is a lot of space for many more. He had received several awards and honours till date and here is the list of Virat Kohli awards and achievements.
|Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna||2018|
|CEAT International Cricketer of the year||2011-12, 2013-14|
|ICC ODI Player of the year||2012, 2017, and 2018|
|Polly Umirgar Award||2011-12|
|Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year||2016, 2017|
|Barmy Army International Player of the Year||2017, 2018|
|Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy||2017, 2018|
|ICC Test Player of the Year||2018|
Virat Kohli Income, Salary, Net Worth, and Style Quotient
Virat Kohli is just 30, and in this young age he has earned much more than millions of people could earn in their life. All credit to this man’s talent and hard work.
According to Forbes 2018, Virat is the 7th highest paid athlete in the world. He owns several properties, luxury cars, brand co-ownerships, and much more.
Let’s have a quick look at Virat Kohli’s net worth, income, money factors, and other style quotients.
|Net Worth (approx)||Rs. 400 Crore (60 Million USD)|
|Yearly Salary (as in 2018)||BCCI A+ Category Fees: Rs. 7 Crore|
ODI Match Fee: Rs. 6 Lakh
Test Match Fee: Rs. 15 Lakh
T20 Mach Fee: Rs. 3 Lakh
IPL Season Fees: Rs. 17 Crore
|Income (as in 2018)||Rs. 228.10 Crore per annum|
|Endorsement Brands||Puma, Audi, MRF, Tissot, Colgate-Palmolive, Manyavar, Fair and Lovely, Pepsi, Flying Machine, Red Chief Shoes, Boost Drink, Toyota, Nike|
|Charity||Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF)|
|Luxury Cars/Bikes||Audi R8 LMS, Audi R8 V10, Audi A8 Quattro, Audi S6, Audi Q7, Toyota Fortuner, Renault Duster, and Many Sports Bikes|
Virat Kohli Girlfriends, Wife, and Rumours
After dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for four years, Virat got married to Anushka on 11th December 2017. Fans of Virat and Anushka gave this couple a name “Virushka” after their marriage.
The couple met each other in 2013 while shooting an advertisement for a shampoo brand and since then their relationship garnered a lot of media attention.
But this relationship was not the only one for which Virat was in media attention. There were several rumours of Virat having affairs with various girls.
So, now in this Virat Kohli biography, let’s discuss some facts about Virat Kohli girlfriends, affairs, marriage, rumours, and more.
|Married On||11 December 2017|
|Marriage Venue||Florence, Italy|
|Girlfriends/Affairs||Sanjana (Actress, Model)|
Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress)
Izabelle Leite (Model)
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress)
Mansha Bahl (Model)
Virat Kohli’s Favourite Things
Every one of us has some favourite things in life and so does Virat have as well. Here is the list of Virat Kohli’s Favourite things;
|Favourite Sports Players||MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, AB De Villiers, Roger Federer, Shane Warne|
|Favourite Stadium||Adelaide Oval, Australia|
|Favourite Food(s)||Sushi, Lamb Chops, Salmon, Green Salads|
|Favourite Cricket Commentator||Harsha Bhogle|
|Favourite Actors||Aamir Khan, Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp|
|Favourite Movies||Iron Man, Southpaw, 3 Idiots, Border, Rocky 4|
|Favourite Actresses||Aishwarya Rai, Penelope Cruz, Katria Kaif|
|Favourite TV Shows||Narcos, Breaking Bad, Homeland|
|Favourite Musicians||Eminem, Asrar|
|Favourite Car||Audi R8|
|Favourite Book||Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi|
Virat Kohli Controversies
“Virat Kohli’s success does not surprise you, his failures do.”
Kohli has always been an aggressive player since his early days of cricket and we all have seen his short temper on and off the field a number of times.
From abusing a journalist, to fighting with an opposing team’s player, Virat Kohli has been in several controversies.
Now in this Virat Kohli biography, let’s look at those three major controversies that Virat Kohli would wish his fans to forget.
1) On Virat Kohli’s first tour to Australia in 2011, the audience of the Sydney Cricket Ground started abusing him when he was fielding on the boundary line. In reply to this Virat showed his middle finger to the crowd and thus got stuck in a controversy.
2) Another major controversy of Kohli’s life took place during IPL 6 in 2013. During a match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat had an ugly conversation with the opponent team’s skipper Gautam Gambhir, after getting out.
That fight between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli was a shameful moment for Indian Cricket and Virat was extremely guilty for that incident.
3) The 3rd major controversy of Virat Kohli’s career is related to the former Indian spinner and coach Anil Kumble, which took place in 2017. In June 2016, Anil Kumble was appointed as the senior national cricket team coach, but in early 2017 there were several reports hinting the differences between skipper and the coach.
These differences between Anil and Virat resulted in the former to resign from his post of Indian Cricket Team coach. Above is the resignation letter of Anil Kumble, submitted by him to BCCI on 21st June 2017.
Virat Kohli as an Inspiration
“Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do, whatever they want to.”
Virat Kohli has always considered Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Vivian Richards as his inspiration, but for his fans and cricket lovers, Virat is no less than an inspiration.
Our Virat Kolhi biography will be incomplete without discussing the most inspirational incident of Virat Kohli’s life.
On the night of 19th December 2006, Virat’s father, Mr Prem Kohli passed away due to a heart stroke. The next morning Virat had to make a tough choice – whether to cremate his father or to save Delhi from the jaws of defeat.
He chose to continue his innings and helped his side to avoid the follow-on. He scored match-saving 90 runs and took his team out of trouble.
“I still remember the night my father passed away as it was the hardest time in my life. But the call to play the morning after my father’s death came instinctively to me. I called my (Delhi) coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high,” said Virat in an interview to NDTV.
Virat Kohli is not only a great cricketer but also a great human being. His journey till now has been phenomenal and we wish it to remain the same for his upcoming future as well. The major motive of writing this Virat Kohli biography was to reach Virat’s fans with as many details as we can about his life, career, and everything.
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