Virat Kohli is a name of a chubby and spunky teenager who get the fame after leading the country (India) to glory in the under 19 world cup which was held at kuala lumpur.
He is a right-handed batsman of an India National Team. Presently he has been the Captain of the team since 2013. In addition, Kohli is considered among the best batsmen in the world. He made numerous records and achievements in his career. In IPL ( Indian Premier League ), he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Moreover, he has the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world as well as the best ever Test rating among Indian batsmen. However, Kohli played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team initially but soon proved himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order.
Kohli made his One Day International (ODI) debut at the age of 19 for India against Sri Lanka. He made his Test debut in 2011. Later shrugged off the tag of “ODI specialist” in 2013. Finally, he reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings in 2013. Kohli also proved his success in the Twenty20 format. He also won Man of the Tournament at the ICC World Twenty20 twice in 2014 and 2016.
Virat Kohli appointed as the vice-captain of the One Day International (ODI) team in 2012. He handed over the Test captaincy in 2014 after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement. He has the second-highest number of centuries in the world in One Day International. Kohli also holds the world record for being the fastest batsman.
The nickname of Kohli is “Chikoo”. Which was given by Ajit Chaudhary (his Delhi State coach) in his childhood days.
Physical Appearance and Age
Chikoo (Nickname of Kohli) was born on 5 November 1988 (age 30 years as in 2018) in Delhi India. His height is approximately 5′ 9″ (175 cm). Kohli’s weight is around 72 Kg (159 lbs). His eye colour is dark brown and hair colour is black. Kohli’s body measurement is 40-30-14 inches.
Family and Wife
Kohli was born into a Punjabi family. His father Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer and mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Unfortunately lost his father when Virat Kohli’s age is only 18 years. His father died on 18 December 2006, due to a stroke after being bed-ridden for a month.
His father supported his cricket training. Therefore, he normally said in his interviews that “My father was my biggest support”. He has an elder brother named Vikas Kohli. His elder sister’s name is Bhavna Kohli. According to his family, Kohli would pick up a cricket bat at the age of 3 and asked his father to bowl.
Virat Kohli started dating Anushka Sharma, a Diva of Bollywood Industry in 2013. After that, the couple earned the nickname “Virushka”. Their relationship attracted the attention of their fans as well as media. Finally, Virushka married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.
Virat spent most of his childhood in Uttam Nagar, West Delhi, India. He has completed his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School. Joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy when Virat Kohli’s age was only 9 years in 1998. His father took him to the cricket academy. Whereas his neighbors said that he shouldn’t waste his time in gully cricket. Instead of cricket, he should join a professional club. But he knew his way. As a result he trained under Rajkumar Sharma at the academy.
Similarly, started to play cricket matches at the Sumeet Dogra Academy at Vasundhara Enclave. Apart from cricket and sports, he was good at academics. Even his teachers remember him as an alert student.
Virat Kohli Career
Kohli first played for Delhi in the 2002-03 Under-15 team for Polly Umrigar Trophy. He scored 172 runs at a batting average of 34.40. He became the captain of the team in 2003-2004.
In 2006, he selected in the India Under-19 squad. At the end of the tour, Former Indian Player Lalchand Rajput (Under-19 coach) impressed with Kohli . Moreover he appreciated him for his strong technical skills. In the Under-19 team toured Pakistan, Kohli averaged 59 in the test series against Pakistan.
Virat Kohli spotted into the spotlight in December. On that time he decided to play against Karnataka on the next day of his father’s death. In addition, he scored 90 against Karnataka. The death of his father changed him as a more matured person according to his mother.
At the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Kohli captained the victorious Indian team in 2008 held in Malaysia. In August 2008, he selected in the Indian ODI squad for Sri Lanka as well as the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.
At the age of 19, Kohli made his international debut in the first ODI. He scored 54 i.e. first ODI half-century which helped India to win the series. Kohli was picked after the Champions Trophy that was postponed to 2009 as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who was injured.
Career Turning Point
According to Kohli, the four-team Emerging Players Tournament in July–August 2009 in Australia is the turning point of his career. Kohli has played as a reserve batsman in the seven-match home ODI series against Australia. And even playing in two cricket matches as an injury replacement.
In 2010, Sachin Tendulkar rested for the tri-nation ODI tournament in Bangladesh. Which gave him a chance to play in each of India’s five matches. He made 91 to help secure a win, in the second match he ended unbeaten on 71.
The next day, Kohli scored his second ODI century. Also got the position as a third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries before their twenty-second birthday. Finally, Virat Kohli got praise for his performances during the series by the Indian captain Dhoni.
Kohli has made a list of records and achievements in his cricket career such as:
– He is the only cricketer to be awarded the top three ICC awards.
– 9 consecutive wins in Test series from 2015–2017.
– Only batsman to score three centuries as Test captain.
– First Indian captain to make a double century overseas.
– First Test captain to make more than 2 double centuries.
– Fastest captain to make 1000 ODI runs.
– As a captain of India, he made most Test centuries.
– In test matches, he scored most runs as captain of India.
– score 4000 ODI runs.
– 9,000 runs in international cricket.
– He made 3000 ODI runs.