Virat Kohli Biography
The young and talented right-handed batsman, Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. His father’s name was Prem Kohli and his mother’s name was Saroj Kohli. His father worked as a lawyer and died due to a brain stroke on December 19, 2006. Virat has an elder brother, Vikas, and an elder sister, Bhavna. He was educated at St. Sophia School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. Virat Kohli was one of the first entrants to the West Delhi Cricket Academy, formed in 1998. Virat became famous when he played for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy against Karnataka. He scored 90 runs in that match. Only on the same day (19 December 2006) at 3 am his father died due to a brain stroke.
|Virat Kohli Biography
|5 November 1988
|Saroj Kohli (Mother)
Prem Kohli (Father)
|Vishal Bharti Public School
|5 ft 9 inch
|Right-arm medium bowler
|Kohli Wife Name
|Virat Daughter Name
|Virat Kohli Net Worth
|Rs. 980 crore (approx)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Virat Kohli Career
Virat played his first T20 match against Himachal Pradesh in Delhi on 3 April 2007. In 2008, he was the captain of the Under-19 Indian cricket team in the World Cup and India won that match as well. He has also been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2008. He made his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in the Ideal Cup in 2008, when both legendary batsmen Virat Kohli and Virender Sewak were injured. In the first match, Virat could not prove himself as much since being dismissed for 12 runs, but in the second match, he scored a crucial 37 runs, which helped India win the match and level the series. Virat scored his first half-century in the fourth match which helped India win the series against Sri Lanka. This win was very special for India as it was India’s first win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
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He then played in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy as Yuvraj Singh was injured and missed that match. Virat scored his first ODI century in the fourth ODI in December 2009. In January 2010, Virat Kohli was rested, so Kohli was replaced by him. He played all five matches in Bangladesh. Virat scored 91 runs in the match against Bangladesh on 7 January 2010. He also scored an unbeaten 71 and paved the way for India’s victory to earn bonus points. The very next day, he scored his second ODI century. He followed the footsteps of Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina by becoming the third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries before his 22nd birthday.
|Virat Kohli Awards
|Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year)
|ICC ODI Player of the Year
|2012 to 2017
|ICC Test Team of the Year
|ICC ODI Team of the Year 2017 (Captain)
|2012 to 2016
|Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Virat Kohli Cricket Biography
Virat Kohli became the vice-captain for the matches against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. Virat Kohli has become the fastest Indian to score 1,000 runs in ODI cricket. He also became the leading run scorer in 2010 with 995 runs, including three of his centuries.
In the 2011 World Cup, Virat Kohli was preferred over Suresh Raina. Virat maintained his run rate in consecutive matches. He scored 282 runs in 9 innings at an average of 35.25. Virat Kohli’s first Test debut was a bit of a struggle for him in the West Indies. In June and July 2011, he was selected for the Test squad along with inexperienced players. Virat scored just 76 runs in five innings. In October 2011, India won against England, and Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer in all five matches with a total of 270 runs and the highest score of 112 runs. In November and December 2011, West Indies toured India for three Tests and five ODIs. Before Raina, Kohli was on the Test team. He was able to score a pair of half-centuries in the match. Kohli was India’s highest run-scorer in the triangular ODI series. Although India could not make it to the final, Kohli scored 133 runs. He was adjudged Man of the Match for his effort in that match. In the 2012 Asia Cup in March, Virat Kohli was named vice-captain for the ODI team. He scored 183 runs against Pakistan, the highest score recorded by an Indian in ODIs. This is Virat’s highest individual score in ODIs and Asia Cup. On 15 September 2012, Kohli was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year at the ICC Annual Awards ceremony in Colombia, Sri Lanka.
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About Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli played his role as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2013. The team has exceptional games with Virat to support him like Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan. In the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, there was a dispute between Kolkata Knight Riders team captain Gambhir and Virat Kohli. There was a fight on the field during the match between the two. The fact is that both people belong to the Delhi region; Both of them play all the matches except IPL for the same team. After Kohli was out, he went up to Gambhir and made a comment that angered him, and walked towards him. Then as the dispute started escalating, another colleague who also belongs to Delhi calmed them down.
Virat Kohli Debut
When Virat Kohli played the best cricket of his teenage life in Malaysia, a group of men sitting at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai were eagerly watching his move. It was the Indian Cricket selection committee, which was headed by K Srikkanth. Srikkanth and his team were trying to improve the Indian batting order. With MS Dhoni being crowned as the captain of the team in 2008, the process only got faster. As Kohli, the selectors envisioned a reliable batsman who would put together the team’s weak middle order. Virat made his debut on the tour of Sri Lanka on 18 August 2008. Then he scored 12 runs. After a relatively dry spell of three matches, Kohli grabbed the opportunity by playing match-winning innings of 54 runs in the fourth game. India eventually won the series 3-2.
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Virat Kohli Test Career
Smith vs Kohli: Who is the best Test batsman of this generation has been debated for a long time, but there is one thing that can never be ignored. Whatever the format, Kohli is always the center of comparison. Virat is fourth on the list of players who have scored the most double centuries in Test cricket after Bradman, Sangakkara, and Brian Lara. Kohli achieved the highest Test rating for any Indian batsman at 937 against England on 22 August 2018. The second Indian in the list is Sunil Gavaskar with a rating of 917. Kohli has set a strong Test record with 26 centuries and 22 fifties in 82 matches.
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Virat Kohli’s T20 career
Kohli made his T20 International debut in the first T20 match between Zimbabwe and India in India’s tour of Zimbabwe. To be specific about the date, it was June 12, 2010. And Kohli had a fantastic debut! He scored an unbeaten 26 off 21 balls and shared an unbeaten 64-run partnership with Yusuf Pathan to lead India to victory.
If you look at that day and compare it with Kohli today, things have changed fast. In the T20 format itself, his average is 50.
Virat Kohli IPL Career
Virat represents the breed of players who have only been part of one franchise since the inception of the IPL. Take care! It is a rare breed. Inducted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in 2008, Kohli has been the face of the franchise. Kohli was given the responsibility of leading the team in 2013 and has been leading since then. There can’t be a tournament in which Kohli doesn’t make a mark.
Virat Kohli Wife
And thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that one of the most successful people in the country, Virat Kohli is also married to a popular actress Anushka Sharma. The two first shot for a commercial in 2013 on the sets and that’s where the sparks were fired. The two sides then visited each other’s workplaces. Kohli used to go to the set where Anushka was shooting, while Anushka was seen cheering Virat from the stands in IPL matches.
The news of their affair was confirmed by Kohli himself, who kissed Anushka with his bat during a match in the stands. The two have never spoken about it publicly. After dating for over four years, the two finally got married on 11 December 2017 in picturesque Florence, Italy.