The Kohli Chronicles: Lesser-known Facts of Virat Kohli

By Nidhi Singh

Virat Kohli was born on 5th Nov 1988 in Delhi in a Punjabi family.

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His nickname is “Cheeku”, his childhood coach Ajeet Chaudhury  gave him the nickname.

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Kohli’s idol is Sachin Tendulkar.

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Virat led India to win the 2008 U-19 World Cup

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He batted in the Ranji trophy for Delhi the day his father died. Kohli scored 90 runs in that emotional inning.

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Virat Kohli becomes first captain to score 3 consecutive tons in three-match Test series

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Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to score 8000 runs, 9000 runs, 10000 runs, 11000 runs, & 12000 runs in ODI

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 Virat Kohli is the first cricketer to take a wicket off the 'non-legal delivery' in T20Is. He took the wicket of Kevin Pietersen of a wide ball in 2011.

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Forbes named Virat Kohli as India's most valuable celebrity brand in 2017

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Virat Kohli turned vegetarian in 2018 for health reasons, & people mistook him to be a vegan

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He is the owner of the popular clothing and accessories brand Wrogn.

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to register half-century of fifties in IPL

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