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Virat Kohli Biography: Career, Records, Family, Networth


Are you also a big fan of cricket? If your answer is yes then today, we are going to talk about one such player of cricket who made the whole world crazy with his play and skill. We are here to discuss legendary player Virat Kohli Biography, the captain of the Indian Cricket Team.


Dossier

Full Name
Virat Kohli
Nickname(s)
Chikoo
Run Machine
King Kohli
Profession
Cricketer [Batsman]
Batting Style
Right-handed
Date of Birth
5 November 1988
Age (as in 2021)
32 years
Nationality
Indian
Hometown
Delhi, India
ODI Debut
18 August 2008
Test Debut
20 June 2011
Father's Name
Late Mr. Prem Kohli (Criminal Lawyer)
Mother's Name
Saroj Kohli
Brother's Name
Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Sister's Name
Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
Wife's Name
Anushka Sharma
Educational Qualification
12th Pass
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Religion
Hindu
Caste
Khatri
Hobbies
Playing, Dancing, Workout, Travelling
Signature
Virat Kohli Signature

Height
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight
72 kg (159 lbs)
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Jersey No.
18 (India & RCB)
Net Worth (approx)
Rs. 400 Crore
Income (as in 2020)
Rs. 228.10 Crore per annum
Charity
Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF)
Ex-Girlfriends (Rumours)
Sanjana (Actress, Model)
Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress)
Izabelle Leite (Model)
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress)
Mansha Bahl (Model)



The famous veteran Indian cricket player is also known as King Kohli and Run Machine is a right-hand top-order batsman.

Virat Kohli Birthday Date:


He was born in a Punjabi family in Uttam Nagar, Delhi on 5 November 1988.


Family Background:

Virat Kohli Biography: Career, Records, Family, Networth


Prem Kohli, father of Virat is a criminal lawyer, and Saroj Kohli, his mom is a housewife. He has two older siblings, a sister named Bhavana Kohli and a brother Vikash Kohli.

Virat lives with his wife Anushka, and in the month of January he was gifted with a baby girl a new member to their family. To take care of Anushka Virat took paternity leave from the ongoing series between IND and AUS ( click here for more info)


Marriage:


Virat and Anushka Sharma, the cutest couple in India, got married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.


Virat Kohli Marriage with Anushka Sharma Pics

Kohli met Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for the first time during an advertisement for a shampoo brand and after that, the relationship of the two gathered media attention from all sides of the world.



The affair of the two is confirmed when during a match, Virat Kohli blew a kiss towards Anushka using his bat.



Both of them are well-known Indian celebrities and after their marriage, the fans gave a hashtag 'virushka' which is very popular on different social media platforms to date.




Story of being top Batsman in the Cricket:-

Virat Kohli Biography: Career, Records, Family, Networth


A child who held the bat in his hands at the age of 3 and asked his father to ball him.



From this, we can say that Virat was very fond of playing cricket since childhood and he was very passionate about it.



His father recognized his talent and got him enrolled in the 'West Delhi Cricket Academy' at the age of 9.



Virat Kohli has his skills in a very short time and acquired many aptitudes in domestic cricket.



His father said goodbye to this world in 2006, Virat was just 18 years old at this time. Because of this, a financial disaster had struck his family and now Kohli had the responsibility of his family and he now started playing his game with even more determination.


Virat's biggest success was in 2008 when under his supervision, the Indian Under-19 team won the World Cup.



Graduation:-


He did his studies from 'Vishal Bharti School, Delhi' and 'Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi'.



Virat does not have any graduation degree, because he was interested in cricket, he completely focused on the game after passing out from school.

Career:-



  • Virat was selected in the Delhi Under 15 team in 2002 and he became the highest-scoring player in 'Polly Umrigar Trophy' and due to this, he was given the captaincy for next year's Polly Umrigar Trophy'.



  • In the Vijay Merchant Trophy 2003, Virat was selected in the Delhi U-17 team. He scored 470 runs with an average of 117.50 with 2 centuries in 4 matches. And due to his performance, he managed to win the Vijay Merchant Trophy next year.



  • Virat made his place in the U-19 team squad during the tour of England in 2006 and he played three ODI matches at an average of 105 and India won the trophy.



  • In 2008, Virat made a significant contribution to winning India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, and due to this, he was bought by RCB in IPL for $ 30,000.



  • That same year, he got selected in the Indian ODI team during the Sri Lanka Tour. Due to the injury of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli got an opportunity to play as an opener in the whole tournament and during that tour, India took the series by 3-2, which was India's first ODI win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.



  • Due to his outstanding performance, he was selected in the 2011 World Cup. Kohli played every match during the tournament and scored a century in the first match against Bangladesh and he became the first player from India to score a century in his World Cup debut. India had Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in which Virat Kohli contributed his best 35 runs in this match and India won the World Cup by 6 wickets.



  • After waving his name in the ODI, it was now Virat's turn to try Test cricket. During the June 2011 West Indies Tour, Virat was selected in the Indian Test Cricket Team. Virat made his Test cricket debut in Kingston, West Indies in the first match of the tournament. India won the series with 1-0 but Kohli's performance was nothing special during the entire tournament, he scored only 76 runs in 5 innings and due to this he was dropped from the Test Squad.

Virat Kohli Biography: Career, Records, Family, Networth


  • Virat Kohli proved himself in Test cricket during India's tour of Australia in December 2011. Although India lost that series by 40 with their own hands, Virat Kohli's performance was excellent in it, he hit his first test 100+ during this tournament.



  • He was first elected as the Vice-Captain in 2012, since then he has been playing his role very well till date and now he is doing very well in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's and winning the team.


  • Due to Virat Kohli's consistently good performance, he is considered one of the best players to date and he is currently the captain of both India's Tests and ODIs.




Favorite Shot Of Virat:

Cover Drive and Flick Shot are his two favorite cricket shots.




Records:





  • The first Indian cricketer to score a 100+ in a World Cup debut(2011) match.



  • Became the third Indian player to score two ODI centuries at the age of 22 after Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar.



  • The Indian player who scored the fastest thousand ODI runs.



  • Became India's first and second-fastest player in the world to score 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.



  • The third player in the world and India's fastest player to score 5000 ODI Runs.



  • He became the world's fastest cricketer to cross the 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 runs mark in ODIs.



  • Virat Kohli became the first player from India to score a century in 52 balls in ODI.



  • The fastest player in the world to score 35 centuries in ODI cricket.



  • India's first captain to score three centuries one after another in ODI.



  • The Indian captain who scored the highest score of 235 in a single inning of Test Cricket.



  • The highest run-scorer in a season of IPL (973 runs in 2016)

Virat Kohli Awards, Records and Achivements



Awards & Achievements - Virat Kohli

Padma Shri 2017
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018
Barmy Army International Player of the Year 2017, 2018
CEAT International Cricketer of the year 2011-12, 2013-14
ICC ODI Player of the year 2012, 2017, and 2018
Arjuna Award 2013
Polly Umirgar Award 2011-12
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year 2016, 2017
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy 2017, 2018
ICC Test Player of the Year 2018


Rear Known Facts:


  • Virat Kohli's companions used to call him 'Chiku'. The name was given to him by his Delhi Coach Ajit Chaudhary during his childhood.



  • His father died in 2006 due to brain stroke, nevertheless, he played for Delhi the next day against Karnataka and scored 90 runs.



  • Virat believes in superstitions, because of which he is always wearing a red or black wristband in his hand with Kada.



  • His Indian and IPL team the jersey number is 18.



  • Virat enjoys playing matches with Australia and Pakistan.



  • Virat Kohli also named in the Top 10 Best Dressed International Man in 2012.


  • He also became the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF).
Virat Kohli BSF Ambassador


  • In 2014, Virat Kohli launched a fashion clothing brand with Anjana Reddy's Universal Sportsbiz named WROGN.
Wrogn-Fashion-Brand-by-Virat-Kohli

  • In 2016, Virat Kohli sang a song called "Jo Vaada Kiya Hai Nibhana Padega", which went viral across the internet within a short time.



  • He also has a restaurant in Delhi called "Nueva".
Virat Kohli Nueva Restaurant Delhi

  • Virat Kohli was ranked number 7 in a magazine of Forbes "Most Valuable Brand list for Athletes in 2017".He was valued at around $14.5 million, while he was also featured among the "Top 100 highest-paid Athletes in the World 2018".



  • Forbes released another magazine in late 2018 featuring Kohli as the richest cricket player and India's 2nd richest celebrity.


  • Kohli loves dogs very much and also supports an animal shelter in Bangalore named Charlie's Animal Rescue Center (CARE).



Controversies:



There are many stories of Virat Kohli from abusing the journalist to fighting with his opponent players from his initial start of a career.



Right now, in this article of Virat Kohli Biography, we will talk about some of them that his fans never forget.




  • Virat Kohli showed the middle finger while he was fielding on the boundary line when he was abused by the audience at the Sydney Cricket ground of Australia in 2011, which later became a major controversy.
Virat Kohli middle finger controversy



  • The second story happened during IPL 6 in 2013 when Virat had a big fight during a match between KKR and RCB with the opponent team's player Gautam Gambhir, after getting out. Both Gambhir and Kohli deemed this sentence very embarrassing after the fight.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir fight controversy



  • Another story unfolded in 2017 that happened between former India player Anil Kumble and Kohli.


Kumble was made the senior national cricket team coach in June 2016 and later in 2017, some reports hint towards the difference between the skipper and the coach.


And shortly thereafter, Anil Kumble resigned from his post of Indian cricket team coach on 21 June 2017.


Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble controversy



Virat Kohli Tattoos:



There are several tattoos on the entire body of the opener, so let's know their names one by one.



1. God's Eye Tattoo on his left shoulder.


Virat Kohli Tattoo

2. Japanese Samurai Warrior Tattoo on his upper left arm.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

3. His MOM's name is Tattoo on his left upper arm.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic
Image Source: BodyArtGuru.com
4. His Father's name is tattooed on his left hand.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

5. '175' Tattoo on the upper left arm. 175 is his ODI cap number.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

6. '269' Tattoo on his left hand.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

7. God Shiva Tattoo on left forearm.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

8. Monastery Tattoo on the left side of the shoulder.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

9. Scorpion Tattoo on the upper left arm.


Virat Kohli Tattos pic

10. Religious letter OM Tattoo just near God's Eye tattoo.


Virat Kohli Tattos photos

11. Tattoo on his right forearm named Tribal tattoo.


Virat Kohli Tattos Images


Virat Kohli Net Worth:



According to recent reports, Kholi's Net Worth is 390 crores. He ranks 3rd in the "Highest-paid Indian cricketer" list.



Salary: Virat is a Grade A player according to the BCCI report.



Being an A grade, he gets 1 crore as retainer fee annually and receives ₹ 5 lakhs of Test matches and ₹ 3 lakhs for ODI and ₹1.5 lakhs T20 matches to play and together these make about $ 2 million in salaries annually.



Because of being a popular face in India, Virat is also the Brand Ambassador of many big brands and he got a lot of money from here.

Recently, he has signed deals for a lot of brands such as Manyavar, Pepsi, Fastrack, Reebok, Godrej, Head and Shoulders, and Nestle India, etc.




Virat Kohli houses:



This phenomenal Indian cricketer owns three luxury houses which are located in Mumbai, Goregaon, and Delhi.


Kohli had taken a flat of 34 crores in Mumbai in 2016. Virat Kohli mostly prefers to stay in Mumbai and Delhi compartments.


Address of Virat houses:

"DLF City, Phase-1, Block-C, Gurgaon".

Virat Kohli Gurgaon House

"Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Delhi".


Virat Kohli Delhi House

"35th Floor, Omkar 1973, Worli, Mumbai".





Cars Collection of Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli Cars Collection


He is considered the owner of many luxury cars. His collections include luxury brand cars such as the Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Renault Duster, Toyota Fortuner, which have been either bought by him or gifted by Brands.




Social Media Handles:






Virat Kohli recently crosses 50 million followers on Instagram and become Indian's first person to do that.








Conclusion:
Virat has seen ups and downs many times in his life, but still, he never-give-up and always proved himself in times of difficulty.


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