Virat Kohli Information: Biography, Profile, Cricket Career, Awards


Basic Information about Virat Kohli

Full Name: Virat Kohli

Nick Name: Cheeku

Date of Birth: 5th November, 1988

Virat Kohli Height: 5ft 9in (1.75 m)

Virat Kohli Age: 31 Years

Batting Style: Right Hand

Bowling Style: Right arm medium

Shirt Number: 18

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

Virat Kohli in all format has 70 centuries under his name.

  • 43 Centuries in ODI
  • 27 Centuries in Test Cricket

Virat Kohli Awards:

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year (2017,2018)
  • ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year (2018)
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year (2012, 2017, 2018)
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year (2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
  • Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year (2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18)
  • Padma Shri (2017)
  • Arjuna Award (2013)
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (2016, 2017)
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year (2011–12, 2013–14, 2018-19)
  • Barmy Army – International Player of Year (2017, 2018)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2018)
  • Spirit of Cricket Award (2019)

Virat Kohli Biography: 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 Career

Virat Kohli was one of the first attainders of the then newly found West Delhi Cricket Academy and he first played for the Delhi U-15 team in October 2002. He kept on piling runs and then was selected for India’s U-19 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.

Virat Kohli Personal Life

Virat married Anushka after their successful relationship of 5 years. They met each other for the first time in 2013, where they were both featured in a TV commercial. After that, they became good friends, and in no time there were rumors of them dating each other. In the early stages of their relationship, both of them denied to be in a relation with each other, but finally in November in 2014 Virat made it official in an interview and said: “Whatever is there is out in the open, I have nothing to hide.”

They had many difficulties with their relationship, and even kind of confirmed their breakup in 2016, as they unfollowed each other on Instagram. But, later in the same year, on December 2016, the couple were spotted together as they walked hand-in-hand for Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding.

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Marriage Date

After a year, later on 11 December, 2017, Virat and Anushka got married in Italy.

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.

Virat Kohli is one of the captions that has crossed the mark of 1000 runs in T20 Internationals. He is one of the quickest to do so in terms of innings. It just took him 30 innings to reach this landmark. Furthermore, he also listed his name in the players to score 11,000 runs in International Cricket (All the formats – Tests, One-Day Internationals and T20 Internationals) as a captain.

Virat Kohli has also surpassed Saurav Ganguly in leading 50 test matches as a captain in 2019. While Dhoni still tops this list with a total of 60 matches.

Virat Kohli Record as a Captain (2013-2020)

Total Matches: 89

Won: 62

Lost: 24

Tied: 1

NR: 2

Total Percentage: 71.83%

Endorsements by Virat Kohli

  • Manyavar
  • Tissot
  • Audi
  • Puma
  • Wrogn
  • Uber
  • MuveAcoustics
  • MRF Tyres
  • Too Yumm
  • Gionee
  • Colgate
  • Hero MotoCorp
  • American Tourister
  • Philips India
  • Sun Pharma
  • Vicks India
  • Royal Challenge Alcohol
  • Remit 2
  • Valvoline
  • Great Learning
  • Blue Star
  • iQOO
  • Himalaya
  • Wellman
  • Google Duo 
  • Myntra
  • Mobile Premier League (MPL)
  • Amaze Inverter Batteries
  • Shyam Steel
  • Boost Energy Drink

Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar Statistics

This is the comparison between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar after 205 innings

Sachin Tendulkar after 205 Innings:
Runs: 7829
Average: 42.31
Strike Rate: 86.52
Hundreds: 21
Fifties: 43
Percentage of Team Runs: 17.64%
Man of the Match (for batting): 30

Virat Kohli after 205 Innings:
Runs: 10076
Average: 59.62
Strike Rate: 92.85
Hundreds: 37
Fifties: 48
Percentage of Team Runs: 16.93%
Man of the Match (for batting): 30

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