India’s former captain and a record-breaking batsman, Virat Kohli is loved not only for his sheer skill on the pitch but also for his efforts to nurture cricket in India at grassroots level. He’s also become a style icon in recent years, with his swag of clothes and designer gear earning him accolades from GQ India and Vogue respectively. But how much do we really know about Virat Kohli?
Virat Kohli Personal Life
Virat Kohli’s full name is Virat Kohli. He was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi, India. His Father Prem Kohli was a criminal Lawyer and Mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. He has two siblings: an elder sister, Bhavna and an elder brother, Vikas.
He is a sports enthusiast. He loves playing cricket, football and badminton. He says that if he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have been a footballer.
He is also a fitness freak, who works out in the gym regularly and maintains his healthy diet.
Wife and Daughter
Virat Kohli got married to Actress Anushka Sharma in 2017, after a long dating period of about three year. In 2020 they were blessed with a baby girl. They named her Vamika.
Interest as a Cricketer
He had grown interest in cricket at the age of three. Later, Seeing his interest in cricket his father has enrolled him in cricket academy. In 1998, He went to West Delhi Cricket Acedemy in Delhi, where he was trained as a batsman. His father has passed away early, He was just a Ranji player back then. He played for various school teams, including All India Public Schools’ team at different levels.
India Team’s Captaincy
In 2014, Kohli was appointed as the captain of India’s Test team after MS Dhoni left captaincy in the middle of the series against Australia. He went on to score a century in first innings of his captaincy debut. He became the Fourth ever person to do so He is so far fourth in the list of most successful test captains. He ended up playing 67 matches as test captain out of them winning 40 and losing 17 matches, 11 of them ended as draw. Kohli made his ODI debut in 2013. He led team Indian in 95 matches won 65 and ended up 27 on losing side. He has a win percentage of 70.43
A Record Machine
- First Indian centurion on World Cup debut in 2011.
- Fastest Indian to 1000, 3000, 4000, 5000 runs on ODI’s.
- Played 6th most 67 matches as test captain.
- Most runs in a match on losing side 256.
- Fastest to 7000 runs in test matches in 138 innings.
- Hundred in each inning of a match.
- Most man of the series award 9 times in ODI’s.
- Fastest to 12000 runs in 242 ODIs.
- Most runs in career 3296 in T20Is.
- Fastest to 2500 runs in 68 T20 matches.
- Most Runs in an IPL season 973 in 2016.
- Most hundred, 4 in a single season of IPL.
- Most Runs in a Single Season of an IPL
In 2009, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 1.5 crores(around US$280,000) in Indian Premier League’s first auction. So far he has scored more than 6000 runs in IPL, But in 2016 was a dream season for him as he went on to score 973 Runs in single season. These were the most by any batsman in any season. Year 2022 has not gone a good IPL season for the player. He has struggled a lot to gain form in the season. Only two big innings came against Gujrat Lions for Virat. Hope he get his good touch soon.