Virat Kohli Earlier Life:
Virat Kohli was born on November 05, 1988 (age 30 Years) in Delhi, India. His father Prem Kohli worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Kohli has an elder brother, Vikash and an elder sister, Bhavna.
He was studied at Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi. Virat trained at the academy under Rajkumar Sharma. Kohli’s family lived in Meera Bagh until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon. Kohli’s father died on 18 December 2006 due to a brain stroke after being bed-ridden for a month.
Virat started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013 and then the couple earned a name ‘Virushka’. The couple married on December 11, 2017, in Italy.
Physical Appearance – Virat Kohli height 1.75 m (5’9″ Feet) and Weight 72 kg. He has black colour hair and a dark brown eye. He belongs to Hindu religion and Khatri religion.
Virat Kohli Career:
Virat Kohli first played for Delhi U-15 team in 2002 in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy and became the highest run-getter for his team in that tournament. Later, he played for Delhi U-17 team in 2004 in the 2003-04 Vijay Merchant Trophy.
He made his List A debut for Delhi against Services in February 2006. Kohli selected in the India U-19 squad for the England tour in 2006. At the age of 18, he made his first-class debut against Delhi in November 2006. He came to spotlight when he played against Karnataka after his father’s death.
In 2008, Virat Kohli led India U-19 team lift the U-19 Cricket World Cup. After the brilliant performances in U-19 WC, Kohli was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League.
Kohli was given a Grade D contract in the annual BCCI contracts list which entitled him to receive Rs 15 lakh in 2008. He scored his first ODI century against Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at Harare and scored an unbeaten 26.
Kohli cemented his place in the national team by his brilliant performances. As a result, he was included in the squad for the 2011 World Cup. Ms Dhoni preferred Virat Kohli over Suresh Raina in the playing XI in 2011 WC. Kohli made his test debut against West Indies in June 2011. He was a part of the Indian team in both 2011 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2013.
After Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket, BCCI appointed Virat Kohli as captain. In January 2017, Ms Dhoni resigned his captaincy from the limited-overs format. Then BCCI announced Virat Kohli as captain of the Indian team in all formats of the game.
In 2018, he became the first Asian captain to win Tests in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year.
Indian Premier League:
In the first edition of IPL, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB appointed him as vice-captain in the 4th edition of IPL and also captained the side when the regular skipper Daniel Vettori was injured.
After the retirement of Daniel Vettori, RCB appointed Kohli as the full-time skipper. He found success with the bat in the IPL. In the 2016 IPL season, he scored mammoth 973 runs with the help of four centuries.
Kohli became the first and only player to score four centuries in a single IPL season. Virat Kohli was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise ahead of the 11th season of Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli Facts and Awards:
– He scored the fastest ODI century by an Indian (52 balls)
– Kohli is the fastest Indian player to score 1000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 runs in ODI.
– Virat Kohli is the fastest to score 30 and 35 centuries in ODI.
– He is the fastest player to score 15,000 runs in the International cricket.
– Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017
– ICC ODI Player of the year – 2012, 2017
– IC ODI Team of the year – 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain)
– ICC Test Team of the year – 2017 (captain)
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