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There are some whose consistent success is admired by everyone. And then, there are others, who are so successful and consistent that if they fail even once, it takes everyone by surprise. Virat Kohli belongs to the second breed. In this blog, we will look at Virat Kohli’s carrier, stats, wife- Anushka Sharma, daughter- Vamika Kohli, unknown facts, IPL, social media, etc.

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“To become a good player, you need talent. To become a great player, you need an attitude like Virat Kohli,” – Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian cricket legend.

Seeing Sachin Tendulkar hang his boots in 2013 was painful. But the swift rise of King Kohli has alleviated the pain in no time. Both may be poles apart in their attitudes and playing style, perhaps. But one thing (and the one that matters the most) that is similar between them is consistency. Rarely, the cricketing world has seen such a consistent player like Virat Kohli. And what a match-winner is he for India! be it the 133* inning against Sri Lanka, famously dubbed as the Hobart Storm, or the 182 in the classic chase against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup, Kohli never failed to mesmerize us.

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Life seems beautiful when Virat punches the ball through the covers. God knows how he manages to pierce the gap every time. Here’s one, just a treat to the eyes. Already excited to know about Mr. Consistent? Well then, here’s all you need to know about Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli Information

Name Virat Kohli
Born 5 November 1988
Age 34
Place of Birth Delhi
Nickname Cheeku
Wife Anushka Sharma
Net Worth INR 1050 Crores
Jersey Number 18
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
IPL Team RCB
IPL team Price Rs 15 crore (IPL 2023)
Role Top Order Batsman
Test Debut 20 June 2011 v West Indies
ODI Debut 18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka
T20I Debut 12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Team Played for  India, Delhi, India A, India Red, India Blue, North Zone, India Board, Rest of India, RCB
Instagram  Virat.Kohli

Virat Kohli Biography

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Virat Kohli childhood

Virat played in a tournament under Rajkumar held at the Delhi Development Authority’s Sports Complex ground in Hari Nagar. The tournament consisted of six games. Three league fixtures, a quarter-final, a semi-final, and a final. Rajkumar Sharma remembers that Virat got out only once in the tournament. He was indeed the leading run-scorer in the tournament and was flamboyant with his shots.

But more than the tournament, the most memorable moment in young Virat’s career happened during the presentation ceremony when fast-bowler Ashish Nehra presented him with the Player of the Tournament. Nehra was a superstar back then, having just come back from an excellent 2003 World Cup campaign.

That was just the start of his career. And how far has Virat come from that incident? Well, the world saw the answer on 1st November 2017 when Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from international cricket in a T20I against New Zealand- under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Phew! That will take some time to sink!

Despite coming in and out of the senior team, Virat was making his mark. This was rewarded by his selection in the 4-team Emerging Players Tournament held between July and August 2009 in Australia.

In the seven games that he played, the 19-year-old scored a massive 398 runs at an average of 66.33, thus ending up as the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Virat also proved that he was arguably the best batting prodigy in the world at that moment.


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The Rise of King Kohli

An injury to Gautam Gambhir provided another lucky recall for Virat, again for a series against Sri Lanka. In the following tournaments including the 2009 Champions Trophy and series against Australia.

It was in the 4th ODI of the Sri Lankan series that Virat hit his first century. His 224-run stand with Gautam Gambhir prompted the latter to hand his ‘Man of the Match’ award to Virat Kohli.

As he grew in performance over the next few years, Virat started to regularly feature for India. 2010 was a path-breaking year for him. King Kohli finished the year with 995 runs at an average of 47.38, making him the highest run-scoring batsman.

And this was a phenomenal achievement for a 22-year-old who was still finding his place amongst established biggies. The year 2010 was really crucial in cementing Virat’s place in India’s starting XI. Virat singled out the tournament as the “turning point” of his career.

King Kohli ODI Career

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The title ‘Chase Master Virat’ which has been conferred to Virat Kohli is more than enough to describe his ODI career. There have been very few in the history of cricket with such god-level of consistency.

Virat has surpassed legends like Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakarra, and Jacques Kallis in the list of most centuries by a batsman.

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Virat Kohli currently has 47 ODI centuries and 29 test centuries. Just to refresh the memories, Virat made his debut in ODIs against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008. It has been 15 glorious years since that day and still, Virat remains the undisputed king. Virat Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.

In February 2022, West Indian cricket team toured India for a 3-match ODI series and a 3-match T20I series. During the ODI series, Kohli scored 5,000 run in ODIs. Virat Kohli was named in India’s Test and ODI squad for the 2022-23 India Tour of Bangladesh. He scored his 72nd century overall. In September 2023, Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 13,000 runs in ODI cricket.


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Virat Kohli Test Career

While there has been a prolonged debate about “Smith vs Kohli: Who’s the best test batsman of this generation”, there is one thing that can never go unnoticed. Be it any format, Kohli is always the center of comparison. It’s either Kane Williamson vs Kohli or Joe Root vs Kohli if not Smith.

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Source: BBC

Such has been the impact of this champion player “Virat Kohli”. Kohli stands fifth on the list of players with most double centuries (7) in test cricket. Kohli achieved the highest ever test rating for any Indian batsman – 937 against England on 22nd August 2018. Kohli masquerades a strong test record with 28 centuries and 28 half-centuries 108 matches.

In February–March 2023, Kohli took part in the 2023 Border–Gavaskar series. His century in this, which included a score of 186 runs, was significant as it came after a period of 1205 days.


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Virat Kohli T20 Career

The first T20 match between Zimbabwe and India in India tour of Zimbabwe, saw Kohli make his T20 international debut. To be specific about the date, it was the 12th of June, 2010.

And Kohli had a brilliant debut! He scored a crucial 26 not out from 21 balls apart from stitching an unbeaten 64 run partnership with Yusuf Pathan.

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If you look at that day and compare it with Kohli of today, things have changed exponentially.


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On 6th December 2019, Kohli again gave evidence of his supremacy in the chase game against West Indies by scoring an unbeaten 94, his highest score in T20Is, and helping India chase down a massive total of 207 runs. This was the Men in Blue’s highest run-chase in T20I.

As of September 2023, Kohli has made 77 centuries and 7 double centuries in international cricket—29 centuries in Test cricket, 47 centuries in ODI, and 1 century in T20I. In international cricket, Kohli became the quickest to score 25,000 runs, shattering Sachin Tendulkar’s record in the process.

Virat Kohli IPL Career

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Virat Kohli represents the breed of players who have been a part of only one franchise since the inception of IPL. Mind you! It’s a rare breed. Inducted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore side in the year 2008 itself, Kohli has been the face of the franchise.

Kohli was given the responsibility of leading the side in 2013 and has been leading since. There cannot be a tournament in which Kohli doesn’t leave his mark.

In the IPL season of 2016, Kohli sent down the records shattering. He scored a whopping 973 runs in that season with 4 hundred and 7 fifties! That’s a pretty serious record. Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League with 7263 runs in 237 matches. In IPL 2023, RCB retained Virat Kohli for Rs 15 Crore.

Virat Kohli Family

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Virat was born in a Punjabi family based in Delhi. His father, Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer and his mother Saroj, is a homemaker. Virat has two older siblings, a brother – Vikash and a sister–Bhavna.

When he was hardly three years old, Virat started showing signs of a cricketing career. His father was the one to notice and encourage this talent. He took Kohli to West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was just nine. Rajkumar Sharma was his first coach there and knew right from the beginning that this lad was meant for greatness.


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Along with cricket, Virat Kohli was an excellent student in academics as well. His father gave him unconditional support to chase his dreams. Unfortunately, his father couldn’t witness his legendary achievements.

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When Kohli was just 19, his father passed away due to a stroke. Even then, Kohli showed up in the field the very next day and played a crucial knock for his team in the ongoing Ranji tournament.

“I still remember the night my father passed away as it was the hardest time in my life. But the call to play the morning after my father’s death came instinctively to me. I called my (Delhi) coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high,” Kohli told NDTV.

Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma

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Virat Kohli is married to the famous Bollywood diva and one of the most popular actresses in the current Hindi Film industry, Anushka Sharma. Virat and Anushka started dating in 2013 and soon earned the celebrity couple nickname “Virushka”. The two never publicly talked about it and kept it to themselves until the couple married on 11 December 2017. It was a private ceremony in Florence, Italy with just close family members and friends. Their amazing wedding pictures and cheerful love bond raised the standards of couple goals throughout India.

Virat Kohli has credited his wife, Anushka Sharma for the emotional strength and maturity in his behavior that he has learned from her. Virat and Anushka are some of the most recognizable and followed couples of the country.


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Vamika Kohli – Virat & Anushka Daughter

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma welcomed their first child, Vamika Kohli on the 11th of January 2021. Kohli revealed that Vamika is another name for Goddess Durga.

Virat Kohli Interesting Facts

  • Virat Kohli’s favorite adventure sport is rafting.
  • Virat follows tennis and football diligently. He is a big fan of Roger Federer & Ronaldo.
  • His favorite actor is Aamir Khan.
  • Virat is known as the most stylish batsman in the team. This factor has catapulted his fame, especially among youngsters.
  • Virat’s tattoos have become quite popular as well. He has a Scorpio zodiac tattoo on his upper right arm. He also has a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword.
  • Virat Kohli is a little superstitious. He has been wearing a kadah (bracelet) since 2012 for good luck.
  • Through his charity, Virat Kohli Foundation, he supports the education and healthcare of underprivileged children.

Virat Kohli Awards

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain)
  • Padma Shri: 2017
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain)
  • Arjuna Award: 2013
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: 2018
  • Stand at Arun Jaitley Stadium is named Virat Kohli Stand on 12 September 2019
  • Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade: 2011–2020 (captain)

Virat Kohli Records

  • Most ODI centuries while chasing (26)
  • Fastest Indian to reach 8000, 9000, 10,000, 11,000, 12000 runs in ODIs
  • Fastest to – 3,000 runs(81 innings) 3,500 runs(96 innings) in T20I
  • First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs
  • Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs
  • Fastest batsman to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363 innings)
  • The sixth and the fastest batter in the world to score 25,000 runs across formats during the second Test against Australia in 2023.
  • Most ODI runs in a calendar year by an Indian cricketer – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Most Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer
  • Most ODI runs in 2018 by any cricketer
  • Four Test double-hundreds in four consecutive series.
  • Most runs in Indian Premiere League – 7,263 runs

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Virat Kohli Cricket Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 111 187 11 8676 254* 49.29 15708 55.23 29 29 966 24 110 0
ODI 279 268 41 13027 183 57.38 13889 93.79 47 65 1221 141 143 0
T20I 115 107 31 4008 122* 52.73 2905 137.96 1 37 356 117 50 0
FC 143 235 18 10925 254* 50.34 19611 55.70 36 37 1279 39 141 0
List A 313 301 44 14469 183 56.29 15425 93.80 51 73 1385 165 161 0
T20 374 357 68 11965 122* 41.40 8972 133.35 8 91 1069 371 170 0
  • Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 111 11 175 84 0 2.88 0 0 0
ODI 279 48 641 665 4 1/15 1/15 166.25 6.22 160.2 0 0 0
T20I 115 13 152 204 4 1/13 1/13 51.00 8.05 38.0 0 0 0
FC 143 25 643 338 3 1/19 2/42 112.66 3.15 214.3 0 0 0
List A 313 55 705 726 4 1/15 1/15 181.50 6.17 176.2 0 0 0
T20 374 45 460 667 8 2/25 2/25 83.37 8.70 57.5 0 0 0

1. Virat Kohli as- ‘Cheeku’

Kohli is known for his cheeky playing. It may be because of this that the former Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary bestowed the name ‘Cheeku‘ upon him after he joined the Delhi Ranji team.

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2. ‘Most Well-DressedCricketer- Virat Kohli

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In 2012, Virat Kohli was included in the Top 10 Best Dressed International Men. The prestigious list also included big names like former US President Barack Obama. He is among the most stylish cricketers in the world.

3. ‘Richest Cricketer’- Virat Kohli

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The Forbes Magazine, in late 2020, named Kohli as the richest cricketer. Currently, he is the third richest cricketer in the world with over $112m of net worth.

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4. TheDog-Lover

Virat Kohli is a die-hard fan of man’s most loyal friend- Dog. Kohli owns a beagle named Bruno that rules Instagram with some beautiful clicks. He also supports an animal shelter called Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) in Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli Social Media

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Virat Kohli Instagram

2021- Virat Kohli became the 1st Indian and 1st cricketer to cross the 100 million followers mark on Instagram. He is the first Asian celebrity to achieve this feat. Currently, he has 258M followers on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
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FAQ

Who is more religious Anushka Sharma or Virat Kohli?

Virat himself said that he isn’t religious, but his wife Anushka Sharma, and baby girl Vamika Kohli, have changed his life and his inclination toward God has increased.

How many total matches Virat Kohli played in IPL?

In IPL, Virat Kohli has played 237 matches, in which he has scored 7263.

Who has highest run in IPL?

Virat Kohli has scored Highest run in IPL and only player to have played for one franchise since beginning of the tournament.

When did Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married?

In 2017, both tied a knot of everlasting love.

How many centuries does Virat Kohli have?

Out of the 77 international centuries, 29 were achieved in Test, 47 in ODIs, and a single century in the T20I format. 

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