Virat Kohli Profile: Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed batsman often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN’s list of world’s most famous athletes in 2016.He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team’s captain since 2013.
Virat Kohli Early Life:
Kohli was born on 5th November 1988, in Delhi, India, to Prem Kohli and SarojKohli. His father was a criminal lawyer while his mother is a housewife. He has two siblings: an elder brother, Vikash, and an elder sister, Bhavna. He became interested in cricket when he was a little boy. Kohli’s family lived in Meera Bagh until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon. Kohli’s father died on 18 December 2006 due to brain stroke after being bed-ridden for a month. Regarding his early life, Kohli has said in an interview, “I’ve seen a lot in life. Losing my father at a young age, the family business not doing too well, staying in a rented place. There were tough times for the family… It’s all embedded in my memory.” According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training during his childhood, “My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to practice every day. I miss his presence sometimes.
- Kohli, as Indian team’s captain, led the team to victory in the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia.
- He was highly praised for making several tactical bowling changes during the tournament. Kohli was the key factor in India’s victory at the 2009 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.
- His Indian Premier League performance has improved swiftly since the first season in 2008.
- Virat Kohli made his debut in One Day International against Sri Lanka in the Idea Cup in 2008. He scored his first half-century, 54 runs, in the 4th match and helped India win the series and its first one-day series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
- He played in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy and got a chance to play in the 4th ODI when Sri Lanka toured India in December 2009. He scored his first ODI century, making India win the series 3 – 1.
- In June 2010, Virat was declared vice-captain of India for the Tri-series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, in Zimbabwe.
- In 2010, he was India’s leading run-scorer with 995 runs, including 3 centuries from 25 matches with an average of 47.38.
- Virat Kohli was chosen over Suresh Raina in the 2011 Cricket World Cup and became the first Indian to score a century in a World Cup debut.
- Between 1st January 2009 and 1st September 2011, he was India’s second highest run-scorer in ODIs with 1,994 runs at an average of 47.47.
- He was appointed as the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012.
- Ever since then, he captained the team many times in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- He was also handed-over the Test captaincy after Dhoni declared his retirement in 2014.
Kohli Records and Achievements:
- He is the second batsman in the world to have scored 1,000 or more ODI runs for four consecutive calendar years
- He is the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs, in which most runs are in a calendar year and most fifties in the format
- He scored most runs in a single tournament, both the World Twenty20 and the IPL
- He is the first Indian batsman to have scored two test double centuries as a captain. He is also the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 3
- 1000 runs in ODIs
- Virat scored 183 runs, the highest score by any batsman in ODI against Pakistan. He has most runs in a calendar year in ODIs for 2011
- Virat was chosen ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012, and ICC World ODI XI of the year 2012 and 2014
- He is a recipient of the Arjuna Award, 2013. He was chosen CEAT International Cricketer of the Year, for years 2011-12 and 2013-14
- BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year went to Virat for the years 2011-12 and 2014-15.
- Apart from these, Kohli has received many other awards like ‘Man of the Match’ awards in Test Cricket; ‘Man of the Match’ awards in ODI Cricket; ‘Man of the Series’ awards; ‘Man of the Match’ awards in T20 cricket, and many more.
Virat Personal life:
Virat Kohli was in a high profile relationship with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The pair reportedly broke up in early 2016 and as per media reports they have patched up and are now back together.
Virat Kohli Biography:
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Date of Birth||5th November 1988|
|Place of birth||Delhi, India|
|Native Place||New Delhi|
|Family Details||Father, Mother, brother, sister|
|Mother Name||SarojKohli (Housewife)|
|Father||Late shri Prem Kohli (criminal lawyer)|
|Sister||BhavnaKohli (elder )|
|Brothers||Vikas Kohli (Elder)|
|COACH||Raj Kumar Sharma|
|Favorite player||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favorite actors||Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Roy, Kareena Kapoor|
|Official Email ID||N/A|
|Awards||He is the winner of many awards like|
Virat Awards List:
- Padma Sri in 2017
- Arjuna award for cricket in 2013
- People’s choice award 2012
- ICC one day international Player of the year 2012
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