Known as The Run Machine, Virat not only breaks records with his batting in the field but also dominates his fans and the opposition team with his aggressive attitude. Not only this, Virat is a big social media personality, he is the only Indian who has more than 200 million followers on Instagram.
In addition to being a great batsman, Virat also held the position of captaincy of the Indian cricket team for many years, as well as leading RCB as captain for almost a decade in the IPL.
Early Life of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, husband of Anushka Sharma and handsome boy of the Indian cricket team, was born in the country’s capital New Delhi on November 5 in a Punjabi family in the house of father Prem Kohli and mother Saroj Kohli in the year 1988. The house where Virat Kohli was born was an affluent family as his father was a criminal advocate and his mother is a housewife.
When Virat was 3 years old, he liked cricket bat as his favorite toy and as he got older, he started making his choice as his hobby. Seeing Virat’s growing interest and passion in cricket, his father also expressed his desire to support him and then his father started taking him with him for daily practice. However, his father died in the year 2006 due to a heart attack at a young age.
Education of Virat Kohli
After passing the initial years of life, Virat Kohli’s father and mother got him admitted in Vishal Bharti Public School in Delhi itself. From here Virat Kohli took his early education. However, he mainly kept his focus only on cricket and for this reason his admission in the cricket club was done by his father only at the age of 9.
Unlike other Indian schools, the school from where Virat Kohli was pursuing his primary education did not hold any special events related to cricket. That is why his father got Kohli’s name removed from that school and after that got Kohli enrolled in Sovier Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi.
Due to his interest in sports, he studied only till 12th standard and focused all his attention on cricket. Kohli learned the nuances of cricket from his coach Rajkumar Sharma at the Delhi Cricket Academy and then played his first match at an academy named Sumit Dogra.
Early cricket career of Virat Kohli
Kohli played his first Under 15 match in the year 2002. After that, Kohli was selected in the team of Under 17 in the coming year 2004 and due to his excellent performance, he constantly came in the eyes of the people. Thus in the year 2006, Kohli got a chance to debut in first class matches.
At the same time, in the year 2008, he was selected for the team of Under-19. After being selected in the Under-19 team, he got a chance to play his first match in the World Cup Malaysia and Team India won the match brilliantly. After this, he played a match against the Sri Lankan team only at the age of 19.
In the year 2011, Virat Kohli got a chance to join the World Cup team and in most of the matches played in the World Cup, he played an important role in the team’s victory with his explosive batting and after that in a few months in June 2011, the Indian team won. He toured the West Indies and Kohli made his debut in his first Test match from here.
In the year 2013, century was made by him in ODI. After that, he also gave a stellar performance in 20-20 matches and he also got the title of Man of the Match twice in the year 2014 and 2016. By the time he achieved all this, Virat Kohli had come in the eyes of everyone and he was counted as a brilliant batsman.
Virat Kohli’s One Day International Career
In the year 2008, Kohli played the first ODI match of his career against the Sri Lankan team, in that era, legendary players like Sehwag, Gambhir and Sachin were included in the Indian team. Because of this, Kohli started batting at the sixth place in One Day Internationals. And the next year against the same team, he scored the first century of his career by playing an innings of 107 runs.
After that in the Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series in the year 2011-12, again in Australia against the Sri Lankan team, played a scintillating innings of 133 in 86 balls and led the team to victory. However, India could not win the tri-series.
Then in the same year due to his smoky performance, Virat Kohli was selected for the post of Vice Captain of the Indian team for the Asia Cup in 2012. And playing against Pakistan in this competition, in the 11th One Day International, he scored 183 runs in 148 balls, which included 22 fours and 1 six. He also got the Man of the Match award in this match. In this way, on many important occasions, Kohli defeated the opposition team with his tremendous batting and defeated their spirits and ruled as a batsman for many years!
IPL career of Virat Kohli
In the first season of IPL in the year 2008, Kohli was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for an amount of 20 lakh rupees and in his first IPL season he played a total of 13 matches in which he scored 165 runs.
In the 2009 IPL season, he played 16 matches and scored 246 runs, including 1 half-century. After this he gave his performance in many seasons of IPL. The year 2016 was one of the best years of his career. In this season, he scored 973 runs in 16 matches which included 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Due to his excellent performance, he became the highest run-scorer in the tournament, the Orange Cap holder.
Virat Kohli’s T20 International career
Due to his dashing performance, Virat Kohli defeated the best bowlers in the world even in T20 matches. However, in some matches, he also had to face some strange situations.
When West Indies and India were in the semi-final match, Virat Kohli scored 89 runs, but despite this, India had to face defeat in that match. However, after this, he again succeeded in achieving the best position in T20 International and T20 World Cup and gave good performance.
Test career of Virat Kohli
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni , the captain of all three formats of cricket, suddenly decided to step down from the captaincy on 30 December 2014, Virat Kohli was given the responsibility of leading the Indian team in Test matches in his place.
He scored 115 runs in his first innings with a brilliant performance. Apart from this, he became the first Indian cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries in Tests. And in this way in all formats of cricket, due to his amazing batting, Kohli made himself proud of all the countrymen in cricket.
Virat Kohli Brand Ambassador List
Due to being a dashing personality, many companies have made Virat Kohli the brand ambassador of their company. Below are the names of those companies.
- Wicks India
- MRF Tires
- Boost Energy Drink
- Philips India
- Remit 2 India
- Uber India
- American Tourister
- Too yum
- Royal Challenger Alcohol
- Audi India
Virat Kohli Awards
Virat Kohli achieved a good position in his life on the basis of his ability at a very young age. Due to the records made by them, their name is discussed a lot. Due to his excellent performance, he has received many awards, which are mentioned below.
- In the year 2017, he received the Padma Shri award.
- In the year 2019, he received the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award.
- He received the Arjuna Award in the year 2013.
- In the year 2018, he received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy Award.
- In the year 2018, Virat Kohli received the Major Dhyan Chandra Khel Ratna Award.
- In the year 2012, Kohli received the People’s Choice Award in India.
- In the year 2017, Virat Kohli received the CNN News Indian of the Year Award.
Virat Kohli Marriage
In the year 2017 in the month of December, Virat Kohli and Bollywood’s beautiful actress Anushka Sharma made each other their life partner in Italy. Actually Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma met in the year 2013 when both of them were working with an ad company. In the first meeting, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma became very good friends and after that the news of their dating also started coming in the news.
Although for a long time, both of them did not think it right to say anything on their relationship, but finally in the year 2016, both of them sealed their relationship and in the year 2017 they got married in Italy according to Hindu rituals in the presence of selected guests. Thus Anushka Sharma, Anushka became Virat Kohli. After marriage, a daughter was born to them, whose name they named Vamika Kohli.
Virat Kohli Records
During his cricketing career, Virat Kohli has made many records, some of which are mentioned below.
He scored a century in the 2011 World Cup.
Virat Kohli became the third Indian cricketer to score 100 runs in 2 ODIs at the age of just 22 .
He is the first Indian cricketer to score 1000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
7500 runs in ODIs were scored by Virat Kohli at the fastest rate.
Net Worth of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli earns through different sources. They get around ₹ 400000 by ODI match, ₹ 300000 by T20 match, ₹ 1500000 by Test match, more than ₹ 18 crore through IPL auction and more than ₹ 700000 as Retrainership. In this way, in the present time, the assets of Virat Kohli are more than 50 crores, which is increasing continuously.