Virat Kohli is the famous Indian Cricketer and one of the most successful Indian athletes. He is currently the India National Team captain and is honing his playing career for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. There is also a captain since 2013.
His position on the field is the right-handed batsman, and plays the role of a top-order batsman. Also, statistics and estimates say that he is one of the best batsmen in the World of cricket.
Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 and raised in Delhi, India, into a Punjabi family. His father, Prem Kohli, was a lawyer, and his mother, Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Virat Kohli has one brother and one sister called Bhavna and Vikash.
In 2017, he married the famous Bollywood actress of indescribable beauty, Anushka Sharma. A private ceremony only for close relatives was held on 11 December 2017 after dating for four years. The nickname of this famous couple on the networks and in the media is “Virushka”. This cricket player’s handle is “Cheeku” or “Chiku,” which he got thanks to his chubby appearance.
This successful cricketer has his charity called the Virat Kohli Foundation; whose primary goal is to help underprivileged kids. The foundation is also known for numerous collaborations with other organizations to strengthen humanitarian awareness and raise funds for charity.
Virat Kohli started his career in 2002 at the Polly Umrigar Trophy 2002-2003. He played like a player on Delhi under 15 Teams. He stood out in this tournament because he was the best scorer of the team, with 172 runs with an average of 34.40.
The following season he became captain and, in the next tournament, scored 390 runs with two fifties and two centuries.
After this tournament, he was selected for Delhi under 17 team 2004.
In this tournament, he was the highest run-scorer with 757 runs. After this, he played for India under 19 in July 2006. After two years, he started playing cricket for the Indian Cricket Team. He makes his ODI debut in August 2018 against Sri Lanka, made a T20 International debut in June 2010 against Zimbabwe, while made his Test debut in June 2011 against the West Indies.
Kohli has set many records in the cricket career, such as:
- Fastest Century in ODI in just 52 balls
- Fastest Indian Batsmen to reach 1000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest batsmen in the World to reach 10000 runs in ODIs
- Padma Shri award by The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel War Award
- Arjuna Award
- ICC ODI Player of the Year 2012 and 2017
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year
According to the latest writings of Forbes, Virat Kohli has a net worth of $ 25 million. He earns $ 4 million as a Salary from cricket matches while $ 21 million from Endorsements of various brands.