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Virat Kohli biography
Virat Kohli biography

Virat Kohli Biography: “To become a good player, you need talent. To become a great player, you need an attitude like Virat Kohli’s,” – Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian cricket legend. Here we start the Virat Kohli biography which includes all the details about him.

There are some whose consistent success is admired by everyone. And then, there are others, who are so successful and consistent that if they fail even once, it takes everyone by surprise. Virat Kohli belongs to the second breed.

Seeing Sachin Tendulkar hang his boots in 2013 was painful. But the swift rise of King Kohli has alleviated the pain in no time. Both may be poles apart in their attitudes (one an epitome of gentleness. Other, ) or playing style, perhaps. But one thing (and the one that matters the most) similar between them is Consistency. Rarely one has the cricketing world seen such a consistent player like Virat Kohli.

And what a match-winner is he for India! Be it the 133* inning against Sri Lanka, famously dubbed as the Hobart Storm or the 182 in the classic chase against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup, Kohli never failed to mesmerize us.

Life seems beautiful when Virat punches the ball through the covers. God knows how he manages to pierce the gap every time. Here’s one, just a treat to the eyes.

Already excited to know about Mr. Consistent? Well then, here’s all there is to know about Virat Kohli…

Full Name Virat Kohli
Age 34 years
Date of Birth November 5, 1988
Hometown Delhi, India
Height 175 cm
Parent
Brother – Vikas
Sister – Bhawna
Son – Akaay
Debut

Test – West Indies vs India at Kingston – June 20 – 23, 2011

ODI – Sri Lanka vs India at Dambulla – August 18, 2008

T20I – Zimbabwe vs India at Harare – June 12, 2010

FC  – Tamil Nadu vs Delhi at Delhi – November 23 – 26, 2006

List A – Delhi vs Services at Delhi – February 18, 2006

T20 – Delhi vs Himachal at Delhi – April 03, 2007

ICC Rankings Test – 07
ODI – 03
T20I – 48
Batting Style Right-handed
Teams Played for

India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Board Presidents XI, North Zone, Indians, India A, Asia XI

Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli Biography: Virat’s cricketing journey began in the summer of 1998. Virat and his brother Vikas were ferried by their father Prem Kohli to a cricket camp in west Delhi.

It was a typical hot summer day and little did Rajkumar Sharma, coach of the West Delhi Cricket Academy, know that over 250 kids would brave this extreme weather.

Amongst these 250 kids was a young Virat who didn’t take much time to turn the eyeballs of Rajkumar. But not the way you would think!

Virat Kohli in Childhood
Virat Kohli in Childhood

 “I remember noticing this pretty chubby, pretty naughty sort of youngster, who was not even ten, registering enthusiastically” – reads an excerpt from the book ‘Virat- The Making of a Champion’ in which coach Rajkumar describes his fond memory of Virat.

Virat was the youngest among the lot there. This meant that he had to work very hard to stay in line with the rest. And he did. The gritty youngster grilled and worked ever so hard under the watchful eyes of coach Sharma. Perhaps, these ‘extra’ efforts were the foundation stones of the modern-day Virat Kohli.

Virat played a tournament under Rajkumar held at the Delhi Development Authority’s Sports Complex ground in Hari Nagar. The tournament consisted of six games. Three league fixtures, a quarter-final, a semi-final and a final.

Rajkumar Sharma remembers that Kohli got out only once in the tournament. He was indeed the leading run-scorer in the tournament and was flamboyant with his shots.

But more than the tournament, the most memorable moment in young Virat’s career happened during the presentation ceremony when fast-bowler Ashish Nehra presented him with the ‘Player of the Tournament’. Nehra was a superstar back then, having just come back from an excellent 2003 World Cup campaign.

That was just the start of his career. And how far has Virat come from that incident? Well, the world saw the answer on 1st November 2017 when Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from international cricket in a T20I against New Zealand- under the captaincy of  Virat Kohli. Phew! That will take some time to sink!

Virat Kohli Career

Domestic Career

Virat Kohli Biography: Virat’s List A debut came on February 18, 2006, when he played for Delhi against Services. Though he didn’t get to bat in that inning, Delhi won the match comfortably by 233 runs. Virat went on to feature in over 273 List A matches.

Kohli’s Ranji Trophy debut came on November 23, 2006, against Tamil Nadu. The world got to see the youngster’s grit and commitment towards cricket in December when he decided to play for Delhi against Karnataka despite his father’s death the previous day. And despite the tragic incident, he went on to score a crucial 90 runs.

This incident was a turning point in Kohli’s life. “Overnight he became a much more mature person. He took every match seriously. He hated being on the bench. It’s as if his life hinged totally on cricket after that day,” his mother revealed later.

He went on to debut for the India Under-19 squad on the English tour that year. It was followed by a tour to Pakistan, where he returned home with an average of 58 in Test and 41.66 in ODIs.

The following season, he was a part of the Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi squad that won the Ranji Trophy in the 2007-08 season.

Virat Kohli in domestic cricket
Virat Kohli in domestic cricket

2008 U-19 World Cup

Virat Kohli Biography: Having performed well in the U-19 as well as the title-winning Delhi side, Virat was given the captain’s armband to lead the India U-19 side at the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia.

And that turned out to be an instrumental decision. Kohli would go on to lead the young squad to the title with a 12-run victory over England in the finals.

On a personal front, he scored a total of 165 runs in the group stage, including a century against West Indies.

In the semi-finals against New Zealand, with the team struggling at 40/2, he weaved a crucial partnership with Shreevats Goswami and hit a crucial knock of 43. India would go on to win the game by 3 wickets. Kohli has rightfully adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’.

While Virat Kohli got the better of Kane Williamson, the U-19 Kiwi captain, their paths would cross again a decade later at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. And this time, it was Williamson who had the last laugh…

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson in U-19 world cup
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson in U-19 World Cup

Virat Kohli Debut

Virat Kohli Biography: As Virat Kohli played his teen life’s finest cricket in Malaysia, a group of men sitting in BCCI’s HQ in Mumbai were keenly watching his moves. This was the Indian Cricket selection committee, headed by K Srikkanth.

Srikkanth and his men were looking for a revival of the famed but ageing Indian batting lineup. With the coronation of MS Dhoni as the captain of the team in 2008, the process only accelerated. In Kohli, selectors envisioned a reliable batsman that would hold together the team’s rather fragile middle-order.

And with two main men – Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag – out injured, they wasted little time in getting him on board. Virat made his debut on August 18 2008, on the tour to Sri Lanka. He scored 12 runs then.

After a relatively dry spell of three games, Kohli seized the opportunity in the fourth game by hitting a match-winning, or perhaps series win ning knock of 54 runs. India ultimately won the series 3-2.

Despite coming in and out of the senior team, Kohli was making his mark. This was rewarded by his selection in the 4-team Emerging Players Tournament held between July and August 2009 in Australia.

In the seven games that he played, the 19-year-old scored a massive 398 runs at an average of 66.33, thus ending up as the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Kohli also proved that he was arguably the best batting prodigy in the world at that moment.

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Kohli singled out the tournament as the “turning point” of his career. “That boosted my confidence tremendously. I just became so much more mentally stronger. I have now learned to bat in pressure conditions.

From that time, I have just been concentrating on my game and not thinking about other things,” he said at a press conference in 2010.

Virat Kohli in International debut match
Virat Kohli in the International debut match

The Rise

Virat Kohli Biography: An injury to Gautam Gambhir provided another lucky recall for Kohli, again for a series against Sri Lanka. In the following tournaments including the 2009 Champions Trophy and the series against Australia.

It was in the 4th ODI of the Sri Lankan series that Kohli hit his first century.  His 224-run stand with Gautam Gambhir prompted the latter to hand his ‘Man of the Match’ award to Kohli.

As he grew in performance over the next few years, Kohli started to regularly feature for India. 2010 was a path-breaking year for him. Virat finished the year with 995 runs at an average of 47.38, making him the highest run-scoring batsman.

And this was a phenomenal achievement for a 22-year-old who was still finding his place amongst established biggies. The year 2010 was really crucial in cementing Virat’s place in India’s starting XI.

Virat Kohli in 2009 Champions trophy
Virat Kohli in 2009 Champions trophy

ODI Career

Virat Kohli Biography: The title ‘Chase Master Kohli’ which has been conferred to Virat Kohli is more than enough to describe his ODI career. There have been very few in the history of cricket with such a level of consistency.

Kohli has surpassed legends like Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakarra, and Jacques Kallis in the list of most centuries by a batsman. He is threateningly close to the record of 49 ODI centuries. Kohli currently has 43 ODI centuries.

Just to refresh the memories, Kohli made his debut in ODIs against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008. Kohli was recognized as the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, given to the ICC Cricketer of the Year, on two occasions, in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Subsequently, Kohli also won ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC ODI Player of the Year awards in 2018, becoming the first player to win both awards in the same year. In 2013, Kohli reached the number-one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time.

Virat Kohli was appointed the Vice Captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement in 2014. In early 2017, he became the limited-overs captain as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position.

In the Australia tour of India 2020, Virat Kohli beats Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs.

On December 9, 2021, the apex cricketing body removed Virat Kohli as ODI skipper and justified the move by saying they did not want to separate captains for white-ball format.

On October 19, 2023, Virat Kohli became the fastest ever to complete 26,000 runs in International cricket. Virat reached this milestone in just 577 innings while Sachin scored 26000 international runs in 601 innings.

On November 5, 2023, in the World Cup 2023 group match against South Africa Virat scored his 49th ODI century and equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries.

Virat Kohli in ODI match
Virat Kohli in ODI match

Test Career

Virat Kohli Biography: While there has been a prolonged debate about “Smith vs Kohli: Who’s the best test batsman of this generation”, there is one thing that can never go unnoticed. Be it any format, Kohli is always the center of comparison. It’s either Kane Williamson vs Kohli or Joe Root vs Kohli if not Smith.

Such has been the impact of this champion player “Virat Kohli”. Virat stands fourth on the list of players with the most double centuries in test cricket, only behind Bradman, Sangakarra, and Brian Lara.

Kohli achieved the highest-ever test rating for any Indian batsman – 937 against England on 22nd August 2018. The second Indian on the list is Sunil Gavaskar with a rating of 917.

Kohli masquerades a strong test record with 26 centuries and 22 half-centuries in 82 matches.

Virat Kohli stepped down as Test skipper on January 15, 2022, a day after India’s Test series loss in South Africa. Virat steps down with the fourth-most wins as captain in Test cricket, with 40 wins from 68 games. Of the other 28, 11 were draws, and 17 were losses.

  • Kohli amassed 81 runs in three innings of the two-match test series in the Sri Lanka tour of India in 2022 and completed a hundred Test matches. He becomes the 12th Indian cricketer to play this count in test format.
  • Kohli was named in India’s test squad for India’s tour of Bangladesh in 2022-23 where he scored only 45 runs in four innings of the two test matches he played.
  • He was part of the squad that played in the Border Gavaskar Series in 2023 where he amassed 111 runs in the first three test matches against Australia but smashed an impressive score of 186 runs in the fourth test but the match resulted in a draw.
    • It was his 29th test century and became the first player to score 50+ score in the 500th international match.
  • Kohli was part of the squad that traveled to the Caribbean to play in India’s tour of West Indies in 2023.
    • He smashed 76 runs in the first test match on July 12 where India won the match by an innings and 32 runs.
    • During the second test played on July 20, 2023, he smashed 121 runs in the first innings but did not get a chance to bat in the second innings. The match finally concluded in a draw.
  • He was part of the test squad which is set to play in India’s tour of South Africa in 2023-24.
    • He smashed 38 and 76 runs in the first test match played between December 26 and 28 where India lost the match by an innings and 42 runs.
    • He scored 58 runs in the second test played between Jan 03 and 04, 2024 where India won the match by seven wickets.
  • He withdrew from England’s tour of India in 2024 due to the birth of his second child in London.
Virat Kohli in test match
Virat Kohli in a test match

T20 Career

Virat Kohli Biography: The first T20 match between Zimbabwe and India in India’s tour of Zimbabwe, saw Kohli make his T20 international debut. To be specific about the date, it was the 12th of June, 2010.

And Kohli had a brilliant debut! He scored a crucial 26 not out from 21 balls apart from stitching an unbeaten 64-run partnership with Yusuf Pathan in the chase to see India home.

If you look at that day and compare it with Kohli of today, things have changed exponentially. He is the captain of the Indian national team across all formats. He averages 50 in the T20I format itself!

On 6th December 2019, Kohli again gave evidence of his supremacy in the chase game against West Indies by scoring an unbeaten 94, his highest score in T20Is, and helping India chase down a massive total of 207 runs. This was the Men in Blue’s highest run-chase in T20I.

During the 2014 T20 World Cup, he set a record for the most runs scored in the tournament. In 2018, he achieved yet another milestone, becoming the world’s top-ranked Test batsman, making him the only Indian cricketer to hold the number one spot in all three game formats.

His form continued in 2019 when he became the first player to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade

In 2021, Kohli decided to step down as the captain of the Indian national team for T20Is, following the T20 World Cup and in early 2022 he stepped down as the captain of the Test team as well.

IPL Career

Virat Kohli Biography: Virat represents the breed of players who have been a part of only one franchise since the inception of IPL. Mind you! It’s a rare breed. Inducted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore side in the year 2008, Kohli has been the face of the franchise.

  • Kohli was given the responsibility of leading the side in 2013 and has been leading since. There cannot be a tournament in which Kohli doesn’t leave his mark.
  • In the IPL season of 2016, Kohli sent down the records shattering. He scored a whopping 973 runs in that season with 4 hundred and 7 fifties! That’s a pretty serious record.

David Warner stands second in the list of most runs in an IPL season with 848 runs. At the moment, Kohli is the only player to score 6000+ runs in IPL.

  • Following the completion of the IPL 2021 season, Virat Kohli stepped down as RCB captain and continued to play for the franchise.
  • During the IPL 2022 season he had a poor run scoring 341 runs in 16 matches he played.
  • Virat Kohli has an impressive run during the 2023 season amassing 639 runs with a high score of 101* runs and an average of 53.25.
  • During the opening match of the IPL 2024 campaign against CSK, he smashed 21 runs on 20 deliveries, he crossed the rare feat of being the first Indian cricketer to score 12,000 runs in the T20 format.
    • He smashed an impressive 77 runs on 49 deliveries on RCB’s second match of the campaign against Punjab Kings where the former side won the match by four wickets. With these runs, Virat Kohli has 100 50+ scores in T20.
    • During the RR vs RCB clash on April 6 in Jaipur, Virat becomes the first batter to score 7500 runs in the IPL tournament. In the same match, Virat scored the first century of the IPL 2024, also his 8th in IPL.
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Virat Kohli in IPL
Virat Kohli in IPL

Family

Virat Kohli Biography Starts – He was born in a Punjabi family based in Delhi. Virat Kohli’s father, Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer and his mother Saroj, is a homemaker. Virat has two older siblings, a brother – Vikash, and a sister – Bhavna.

When he was hardly three years old, Virat started showing signs of a cricketing career. His father was the one to notice and encourage this talent. He took Kohli to West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was just nine. Rajkumar Sharma was his first coach there and knew right from the beginning that this lad was meant for greatness.

Along with cricket, Virat Kohli was an excellent student in academics as well. His father gave him unconditional support to chase his dreams. Unfortunately, his father couldn’t witness his legendary achievements.

When Kohli was just 19, his father passed away due to a stroke. Even then, Kohli showed up in the field the very next day and played a crucial knock for his team in the ongoing Ranji tournament.

“I still remember the night my father passed away as it was the hardest time in my life. But the call to play the morning after my father’s death came instinctively to me. I called my (Delhi) coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high,” Kohli told NDTV.

Virat Kohli Wife

Virat Kohli Biography: Cricket and Bollywood have been a match made in heaven. And it is, thus, not surprising to know that one of the country’s most successful, Virat Kohli, is also married to a popular actress Anushka Sharma.

The two had first on the sets of a commercial advertisement shoot back in 2013 and it was here that the sparks were fired.

It was followed by both the parties visiting each others’ workplaces. Kohli would visit the sets where Anushka was shooting, while Anushka was spotted cheering for Virat from the stands in IPL games.

The reports of their affair were confirmed by Kohli himself, who blew a kiss with his bat during one of the matches with Anushka in the stands.

The two never publicly talked about it. After dating for over four years, the duo finally got married on 11 December 2017 in picturesque Florence, Italy.

It was a private ceremony with just close family members and friends. The celebrity couple is widely known by the nickname “Virushka”.

The Indian captain has credited his wife for the emotional strength and maturity in his behavior that he has learned from her. Virat and Anushka are one of the most recognizable and followed couples in the country.

Big brands like Manyawar, Google Duo, etc have even built marketing campaigns with the 2 stars with many popular TV advertisements.

Virat Kohli with his wife Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli with his wife Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli Daughter

Virat Kohli Biography: The celebrity couple was blessed with a baby girl on January 11, 2021. Virat Kohli and Anushka named their kid Vamika after the Indian Goddess Durga.

Vamika
Vamika

Virat Kohli Son

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were blessed with a baby boy and named him “Akaay” after Lord Shiva.

After withdrawing from England’s tour of India in 2024, Virat Kohli was said to be out of the country due to a family emergency. AB de Villiers who revealed that Virat is expecting his second baby on his YouTube channel, has taken his word back saying that was a piece of wrong information.

“Family comes first and then Cricket. I had made a big mistake on my YouTube channel. That information was wrong and not true at all,”

But February 20, the couple took Instagram handle to reveal the birth of their second child.

“With abundant happiness and our hearts full of love, we are pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February, we welcomed our baby boy Akaay & Vamika’s little brother into this world! We seek your blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in our lives. We request you to kindly respect our privacy at this time. Love & Gratitude, Virat & Anushka.”

The Inspiration

Virat Kohli Biography: The legend himself, Sir Vivian Richards said that Kohli reminds of himself. Virat Kohli has always considered Sachin Tendulkar his inspiration. He says on his website www.viratkohli.club, “He’s (Tendulkar) been my inspiration. After seeing his knocks in Sharjah, I really got inspired to do something like that for India, win games single-handedly. I used to dream of doing something like that for the country, the way he used to win us games,” he said.

“I wouldn’t sit and think that I’ve done something similar because at that time I don’t think anyone else in the team scored apart from him in those two games. Now, there are others like Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.”

Virat Kohli Awards

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017, 2018
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain)
  • Padma Shri: 2017
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (Captain), 2017 (Captain)
  • Arjuna Award: 2013
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: 2018
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade(2010-2020)

Virat Kohli Records

  • Virat Kohli is the only Indian batsman who got 890 rating points in the ICC ODI ranking. Previously Sachin Tendulkar got the best rating of 887 in 1998.
  • Virat Kohli has the record of having the highest ICC rating points (922) in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.
  • Virat Kohli scored six double-centuries as a captain in test matches. He surpassed Cricket legend Brian Lara, who had five double centuries as a test captain.
  • Virat Kohli has the most number of 150+ scores as captain in Tests – 9 times.
  • Virat Kohli became the first player to hit consecutive 3 centuries in against two opponents (West Indies & Sri Lanka).
  • Kolhi is the most successful Indian ODI captain. Kohli’s success rate is 75.89% as a captain which is better than M.S. Dhoni.
  • Virat Kohli scored more than 20,000 runs at an average of over 50 in all formats -Test matches, One Day Internationals, and T-20 matches.
  • Rahul Dravid scored 10,000 ODI runs after playing 10 years, 317 days while Kohli achieved this by playing just 10 years and 68 days.
  • Virat Kohli captained India in 17 T20I bilateral series and won 12 out of them. India lost just 2 series under him.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to cross 10,000 T20 runs.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first-ever player to be part of 50 wins in each of the three formats.
  • In the 2nd Test match of IND vs NZ 2021 series, India beat New Zealand by 372 runs under Virat Kohli’s captaincy which is the biggest win in terms of runs in the Indian test history.
  • Ricky Ponting(2006, 2007) and Virat Kohli(2017, 2018) are the only cricketers to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in successive years.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain in history to win two Boxing Day Test matches. (AUS vs IND – Melbourne Cricket Ground; SA vs IND at Centurion 2021)
  • Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy when India was ranked 7th and Virat steps down from Captaincy when India ranked No.1.
  • Virat Kohli’s batting record as a Test captain: Innings – 113; Runs – 5,864; Average – 54.80; Hundreds – 20; Fifties – 18.
  • Virat Kohli as captain in international cricket: Matches – 213; Won – 135; Runs – 12,883; Average – 59.92; Hundreds – 41.
  • On December 10, 2022 Virat Kohli bagged his 72nd century in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh and surpassed Ricky Ponting’s 71-century mark.
  • Virat Kohli bagged the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for October following his impressive performance in the Asia Cup 2022 and in ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
  • On 11th March 2023, in the 4th Test match of BGT 2023, Virat Kohli surpassed Brain Lara and became the second player to score the most runs against Australia in international cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar.
  • On 11th September 2023, Virat Kohli became the third player to score the most 50+ runs in the ODI format in a match against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s.
  • On October 08, 2023, during the IND vs AUS ODI World Cup 2023 League game, Virat Kohli became the fastest ever in history to complete 11,000 ODI runs at No.3 position.
  • On October 19 2023, Virat Kohli surpassed Brain Lara and AB de Villers in the list of players with the most runs in ODI World Cups.
  • On October 19 2023, Virat Kohli became the fastest ever to complete 26,000 runs in International cricket. Virat reached this milestone in just 577 innings while Sachin scored 26000 international runs in 601 innings.
  • On October 5, 2023, Virat Kohli scored his 49th ODI century against South Africa in the World Cup 2023 group matches and equals Sachin’s record of 49 ODI centuries. Notably, Sachin took 452 innings to achieve this feat while Virat took only 277 innings to score his 49th ODI century.
  • On November 12, 2023, in the match against the Netherlands, Virat Kohli scored 51 runs and equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most 50+ scores in a World Cup edition. Sachin scored seven 50+ scores in the 2003 World Cup while Virat scored 7* in the 2023 World Cup.
  • On November 15, 2023, in the ODI WC 2023 1st semifinal against New Zealand, Virat scored his 50th ODI century and surpassed Sachin’s record for 49 ODI centuries.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to score 12000 runs in the T20 format during the first match against CSK in the IPL 2024 campaign.
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Milestones

  • Fastest Indian to reach 1000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, and 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10, 15, 20, and 25 centuries in ODIs
  • The only batsman in history to average more than 50 in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is simultaneously
  • Fastest in the world to reach 30 and 35 centuries in ODIs
  • Second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is
  • First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs
  • Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs
  • Fastest batsman to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363 innings)
  • Kohli beats Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs.
  • First batsman to reach 6000 runs in IPL tournament
  • Kohli scored 23000 runs from playing 490 international matches with a 50+ average – the only player to score 20000+ runs with a 50+ average.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to cross 10,000 T20 runs.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first-ever player to be part of 50 wins in each of the three formats.
  • In the 2nd Test match of IND vs NZ 2021 series, India beat New Zealand by 372 runs under Virat Kohli’s captaincy which is the biggest win in terms of runs in the Indian test history.

Virat Kohli’s Achievement as Skipper

T20I 

  • Virat Kohli has the best average(500+ runs) as T20 Skipper – 47.6%
  • Virat Kohli holds the second-best win(40+ matches) rate – 66%
  • Virat won the T20I series in South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia
  • India’s longest T20I win-streak as Virat as skipper – 10 matches

Most double centuries by an Indian in Test cricket 

In 2019, Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag to smash most double centuries by an Indian in test cricket. Kohli has seven centuries in the long format of the game, while Sachin and Sehwag have six double centuries each.

Virat Kohli's 200 in Test against West Indies
Virat Kohli

Most runs in a single IPL season – 973

Kohli scored 973 runs in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League to guide his team to the finals of the tournament. The season saw him score as many as four centuries — the most by a player in a single season. That year, Kohli led India to new heights as a captain with his consistency.

Most runs in a calendar year/series

In 2017, Kohli slammed 11 centuries across all formats of the game and amassed 3000 runs. As a captain, he led India to new heights, winning all the series at home.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
  • Most ODI runs in a calendar year by an Indian cricketer – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Highest combined international runs scored in a year by an Indian cricketer – 2818 international runs in 2017
  • Second Highest century by an Indian
  • Most Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2018 by any cricketer

Interesting Facts

  • Virat Kohli’s favorite adventure sport is rafting.
  • Virat follows tennis and football diligently. He is a big fan of Roger Federer.
  • His favorite actor is Aamir Khan.
  • Virat is known as the most stylish batsman in the team. This factor has catapulted his fame, especially among youngsters.
  • Virat’s tattoos have become quite popular as well. He has a Scorpio zodiac tattoo on his upper right arm. He also has a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword.
  • Virat Kohli is a little superstitious. He has been wearing a kadah (bracelet) since 2012 for good luck.
  • Through his charity, Virat Kohli Foundation, he supports the education and healthcare of underprivileged children.
  • Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy when India was ranked 7th and steps down when India ranked No.1.
  • Virat Kohli’s batting record as a Test captain: Innings – 113; Runs – 5,864; Average – 54.80; Hundreds – 20; Fifties – 18.
  • Virat Kohli as captain in international cricket: Matches – 213; Won – 135; Runs – 12,883; Average – 59.92; Hundreds – 41.

Virat Kohli’s Net Worth

Virat Kohli – INR 1082 Crore

Virat Kohli who is well known for his brand value is the second richest cricketer in India with a net worth of Rs 1082 crore(as Karo Startup). According to BCCI’s central contract, he earns Rs 7 crore from his “A+” Team India contract. His match fee for each Test is Rs 15 lakh, ODI is Rs 6 lakh and Rs 3 lakh per T20 match.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

There are multiple real estate properties owned by Virat Kohli. However, he stays in two houses.

Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma own a luxurious 7171 sq ft apartment in Mumbai that costs Rs 34 crore. The other one is in Gurugram which is worth Rs 80 crore. Virat Kohli also owns luxury cars worth Rs 31 crore.

On the other hand, Kohli earns Rs 15 crore annually from his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kohli became the first Indian Cricketer to sign a 110-crore deal with a single brand, puma. He also owns multiple brands and has invested in seven start-ups which include Blue Tribe, Universal Sportsbiz, MPL, and Sports Convo, among others.

Kohli has his own fashion brands Wrogn and One8 (partnering with Puma). Other brands that he promotes are Audi, Tissot, Manyavar, American Tourister, and the like.

Net Worth Rs. 1082 Crore
Personal Properties Rs. 114 Crore(approx)
Luxury Cars Owned Rs. 31 Crore(approx)
IPL Fee per Season Rs. 15 Crore(annually)
BCCI Salary Rs. 7 Crore(annually)
Twitter Media Charge Rs 2.5 Crore/post(approx)
Instagram Media Charge Rs 8.9 Crore/post(approx)

Brand Endorsed by Virat Kohli

The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is one of the most sought-after cricketers in terms of brand endorsements. He has been part of a lot of advertisements and is the only cricketer to be part of the top 100 highest-paid athletes according to Forbes Magazine 2020.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
  • VIVO
  • Myntra
  • Great learning
  • Noise
  • Wrogn
  • Blue Star
  • Fire Boltt
  • Too Yum
  • Volini
  • Luxor
  • HSBC
  • Uber
  • Toothsi
  • Star Sports
  • American Tourister
  • MRF
  • Tissot
  • Cinthol

Startups Funded

Startup Brands Owned

  • One 8 Commune – Restaurant(launched in 2017)
  • Wrong – Luxury clothing brand(Co-owned in 2013)
  • Puma | One8 – Athleisure brand(Launched in 2017)
  • Nueva – Sining bar and Restaurant(Founded in 2017)
  • Stepathlon – Kids lifestyle brand(Launched in 2016)

Sports Teams(Launched in 2014-15)

  • FC Goa – Football Club
  • UAE Royals – Tennis Team
  • Bengaluru Yodhas – Pro Wrestling League

Virat Kohli Car Collection

Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli owns a bunch of luxury cars which includes a maximum of Audi series. Following are the list of cars that are owned by Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli owns the famous Bentley car
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma visit the hospital in their Bentley car
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi RS5
  • Audi R8 LMX
  • Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Audi A8 W12 Quattro
  • Audi Q8
  • Audi A8 L
  • Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • Bentley Continental GT
  • Fortuner
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Renault Duster

Virat Kohli owned Properties

Virat Kohli owned a couple of properties valued at approximately INR 110 Crores.

  • Mumbai – INR 34 Crore
  • Gurugram – INR 80 Crore

Virat Kohli Batting Stats

M Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 113 8848 254 49.16 55.56 29 7 30 991 26
ODI 292 13848 183 58.68 93.59 50 0 72 1294 152
T20I 117 4037 122 51.76 138.16 1 0 37 361 117
IPL 237 7263 113 37.25 130.02 7 0 50 643 234

Kohli Bowling Stats

M Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 113 0 0/0 0/0 2.88 0 0 0 0
ODI 292 5 1/13 1/13 6.16 136 132.4 0 0
T20I 117 4 1/13 1/13 8.05 51 38 0 0
IPL 237 4 2/25 2/25 8.8 92 62.75 0 0

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