Player Profile – Virat Kohli
Basic Information about Virat Kohli
Full Name: Virat Kohli
Nick Name: Cheeku
Date of Birth: 5th November, 1988
Height: 5ft 9in (1.75 m)
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right arm medium
Major Teams Played for: India, India U19, India Red, Delhi and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Test Debut: Vs West Indies on 20th June 2011
ODI Debut: Vs Sri Lanka on 18th August, 2008
T20I Debut: Vs Zimbabwe on 12th June 2010
Early and Personal Life of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli who was born on 5th November, 1988 in Delhi is the third child of Prem and Saroj Kohli. Virat Kohli has a brother named Vikash and a sister Bhavna. Virat Kohli has studied till school. He has attended Vishal Bharti and Savier Convent School. Virat Kohli is known for his love for the cars and tattoos. Virat Kohli show his mental strength when he continued his overnight innings for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy game against Karnataka despite loosing his father on the night between in December 2006. After completing his duties by scoring 90 runs, he came back to home and attended his father’s funeral.
Virat Kohli was one of the first attainders of the then newly found West Delhi Cricket Academy and he first played for the Delhi U15 team in October 2002. He kept on piling runs and then was selected for India’s U19 tour of England in 2006.He made his first class debut for Delhi in November 2006 against Tamil Nadu. But his big thing came two years later when he became the captain of the ICC U19 World Cup, which was played in Malaysia and won it. This opened the doors for Virat Kohli in the national side.
International Career of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored a century in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia in 2008 and then he got the call to join the National side playing in Sri Lanka as both Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were injured. Though did not got many opportunities to score heavily two of his important knocks helped India to win the series there. Till 2011 Virat Kohli had to wait for his place in the playing XI as there were big names in the team who were performing well. He used to get a chance to play occasionally though. But then came the 2011 World Cup and in the very first game of his in a World Cup Virat Kohli scored a century against Bangladesh. Then, during the rest of the tournament he just became instrumental and helped India to win the finals too and lift the cup.
Today Virat Kohli has become the most successful player in ODIs when it comes to chasing.
In test matches too Virat Kohli has been satisfactory till now and has at a good average of 50+ till now. He has been India’s vice-Captain in all three forms of the game and also captains Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League. All in all Virat Kohli is a complete package for not only the Indian cricket team, but also for the game of Cricket in general.
Endorsements by Virat Kohli
- 3C Company
- Red Chief Shoes
- TVS Motors
- Fastrack from Titan
- Royal Challenge
- Celkon Mobiles
- Sangam Suitings
- Fair and Lovely
- Clear Hair Care
- Flying Machine