All you need to know about Virat Kohli
All you need to know about Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s Biography:

Former India skipper, Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest players not only in India but all around the world. The former India skipper is also known as the “Run-Machine” in the world of cricket. Kohli is a right-hand batter and he is 35 years old. He bats at number three in the Indian Cricket Team. Kohli won a trophy in the year 2008 when he lifted the Under-19 World Cup. He has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since the first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the only player to play for a single team so far in the history of IPL.

Virat Kohli Birth and Family:

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in New Delhi. Kohli’s father Prem Kohli was a lawyer, while his mother Saroj Kohli was a housewife. In his childhood, his favourite toy was a cricket bat. In 2006, when Virat was just 18 years old, his father died due to a brain stroke.

Virat Kohli Biography and Family Information:

Full Name of Virat Kohli Virat Kohli
D.O.B of Virat Kohli 5 November 1988, Delhi
Age of Virat Kohli 35 years
Virat Kohli’s father’s name Prem Kohli
Virat Kohli’s mother’s name Saroj Kohli
Virat Kohli’s brother Vikas Kohli
Virat Kohli’s sister-in-law Chetna Kohli
Virat Kohli’s nephew Arya Kohli
Virat Kohli’s sister Bhavna Kohli
Virat Kohli’s brother-in-law Sanjay Dhingra
Virat Kohli’s nephew  Ayush Dhingra
Virat Kohli’s niece  Mehak Dhingra
Virat Kohli’s marital status Married
Virat Kohli’s wife’s name Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli’s daughter’s name Vamika

Virat Kohli’s Look:

Other than his batting, Virat Kohli is in the news because of his stylish hairstyles. Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He constantly changes his look very often. A lot of people admire his looks. 

Colour Blond 
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Length 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 72 Kilogram

Virat Kohli’s Education:

Virat Kohli has completed his primary education at Vishal Bharti Public School, New Delhi. Virat has been fond of cricket since his childhood because of which his father enrolled him in a cricket club at the age of just 8 years. Kohli studied at Savior Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi from his 9th standard. Due to his great interest in sports, Virat studied only till 12th and gave his full focus on cricket. He learned cricket from Raj Kumar Sharma at Delhi Cricket Academy and worked hard. Virat played his first match at Sumit Dongra Academy.

Virat Kohli’s International Cricket Career:

Virat Kohli has made his own identity in the cricket world. Along with a right-hand batter, he has the ability to bowl right arm medium pace. In the year 2002, he played Under-15 and two years later in 2004, he was selected in Under-17. After this, in 2006 he played first-class cricket and in 2008, from which he got a chance to play for the Under-19 team. Kohli’s first Under-19 World Cup match took place in Malaysia, in which Team India won. Under his captaincy, India won the Under-19 World Cup title. 

From here his career took a different turn. Seeing Virat’s performance, he was selected in Team India for One Day International. At the age of just 19, Kohli made his ODI international as he locked horns with Sri Lanka. Before the Sri Lankan tour, Kohli had scored only 54 runs. 

Kohli got a chance to play in the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup in 2011. In which India won the World Cup trophy after 28 years. Kohli made his debut in Test cricket in the year 2011 itself. He scored his first ODI century in 2013 and won the Man of the Match title twice in 2014 and 2016. Apart from this, Kohli performed excellently in T20 cricket. After this, Virat Kohli performed brilliantly many times and led India to victory. After such an excellent performance of Virat, he started being counted among the best batsmen in the world. 

Virat Kohli’s T20I Career:

Virat Kohli T20I Carrer
Virat Kohli T20I Career

Virat Kohli broke many big records one after the other and set records. In the T20 World Cup, Virat showed his altogether different personality and scored 1,141 runs in 27 matches at an average of 81.50. In the mega event, he has scored 14 half-centuries. Kohli is the highest run scorer in the T20 World Cup history so far.

Virat Kohli’s Test Career:

Virat Kohli's Test Career
Virat Kohli’s Test Career

Virat Kohli was included in the Indian team for the West Indies tour in 2011. Kohli was one of the three new players in the Test team. India won this series 1-0. However, Kohli was seen struggling a lot during this test series. He could score only 76 runs in 5 innings.

In 2014, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni suddenly decided to step down from the captaincy, Virat Kohli was made the captain of the Test team in his place. In his first innings as captain, he performed brilliantly and scored an inning of 115 runs. After this, Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to score four consecutive centuries in Tests.

Virat Kohli’s ODI Career:

Virat Kohli’s ODI Career
Virat Kohli’s ODI Career

After making a place in the Test team in 2011, Virat started batting at number six in ODIs. But in the subsequent match, he played a brilliant century inning of 116 runs. In the Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series against Australia and Sri Lanka, India won two out of seven matches and lost four matches. While one match remained tied. 

But to make it to the finals, in another match which was against Sri Lanka, India was given a target of 321 runs to win, out of which Kohli played an unbeaten knock of 133 runs to ensure India’s victory. For this inning, he was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award. 

In his 11th ODI match, Kohli played an inning of 183 runs in 148 balls against Pakistan which is the highest ODI score, completed the target of 330 runs and led Team India to victory. In this inning, he slammed a total of 22 fours and one six. Virat was chosen man of the match for this brilliant inning.

Virat Kohli’s IPL Career:

Virat Kohli IPL Career
Virat Kohli IPL Career

Virat Kohli started his career in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. Then Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought him for Rs 20 lakh. Kohli scored 165 runs in 13 matches at an average of 15 that season. 

IPL 2013 proved to be a turning point for Kohli. This season, RCB appointed Kohli as the captain of its team. That season RCB stood fifth in the points table. During this period, Kohli scored 635 runs in 16 matches at an average of 45. In which he scored 6 half-centuries and made the best score of 99.

Currently, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper is at number 1 in terms of scoring most runs in IPL. Apart from this, the record of scoring the most runs in a season is also registered against his name. In the IPL 2016 season, Kohli scored 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81. Which includes his 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli’s International Debut:

  • ODI Debut – August 18, 2008 against Sri Lanka.
  • Test Debut – June 20, 2011 against West Indies. 
  • T20I Debut – June 12, 2010 against Zimbabwe. 

Virat Kohli Career Summary:

Format Total Matches Innings Total Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
Test 111 187 8676 254 49.3 55.23 29 29
ODI 279 268 13027 183 57.39 93.79 47 65
T20I 115 107 4008 122 52.74 137.97 1 37
IPL 237 229 7263 113 37.25 130.02 7 50

Virat Kohli’s Likes and Dislikes:

Girls are die-hard fans of Virat Kohli’s dressing style. Kohli, who is a food lover, also concentrates a lot on his fitness. His likes and dislikes are as follows.

Favourite Heroine Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite Hero  Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp
Favourite Film Border, Joh Jeeta Vohi Sikander
Favourite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle
Favourite Stadium Adelaide Oval, Australia
Favourite Food Sonamon, Sushi and Lump Chops
Favourite Number 18 (Jersey Number)

Virat Kohli Brand Ambassador List:

India’s star India batter, Virat Kohli is one of the best athletes in the world. The 35-year-old is a brand ambassador for a lot of brands which are as follows:

  • Valvoline
  • Vix India
  • MRF Tires
  • Boost Energy Drink
  • Philips India
  • Remit 2 India
  • Uber India
  • American Tourister
  • Tissot
  • Too Yumm
  • Royal Challenger Alcohol
  • Greetings
  • Audi India
  • Puma

Virat Kohli Award List:

Virat Kohli Awards
Virat Kohli Awards

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has won a lot of awards in his Cricket career so far. There are many such big records against his name, which are difficult for any other batter to break. Due to his excellent performance in cricket, he has received many awards, which are as follows.

2012 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award
2012 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cricketer
2013 Arjuna Award for Cricket
2017 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
2018 Major Dhyan Chandra Khel Ratna Award
2018 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Virat Kohli Marriage:

Virat Kohli Marriage
Virat Kohli Marriage

In December 2017, Virat Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Italy. Virat-Anushka first met in 2013 while working with an ad company. After this, both of them became friends and their friendship continued to deepen. After this, the news of their dating also started appearing. However, both of them did not say anything about their relationship for a long time. Finally, in 2016, both of them made their relationship public and in 2017, they got married according to Hindu customs in Italy in the presence of their family members. After four years of marriage, they both had a daughter named Vamika Kohli.

Virat Kohli’s Net Worth:

Virat Kohli is one of the richest players in the world in terms of income. Kohli is included in the Grade A+ contract of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He gets Rs 7 crore annually from BCCI. Virat gets every match fee according to the match format.

  • ODI match fee – Rs 4 lakh
  • T20 match fee – Rs 3 lakh
  • Test match fee Rs 15 lakh
  • IPL match fee – 17 crores
  • Retraining fee – Rs 7 crore per year

Virat Kohli Records:

1. The first batsman to score a century in his first three Test innings as captain.
2. Third Indian player to score 2 ODI centuries at the age of just 22.
3. Indian players who scored the fastest 1000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 10000 and 13000 runs in ODI cricket.
4. Fastest player to score 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year.
5.  Batsman who scored second most centuries in ODI cricket.
6. Kohli has the most run chasing centuries in the world.
7. Batsman who has scored the most runs in an IPL season.
8. He is the second fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in T20 international cricket.
9. First batsman to score 600 runs in a year in T20 International.
10. Players who have won the most 15 Man of the Match awards in T20 International cricket.

Virat Kohli can break these records soon:

Most centuries in ODI cricket:

Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODIs. Sachin has scored a total of 49 centuries in his ODI career. Whereas Kohli has scored 47 centuries so far. That means Kohli is just 2 tons behind Sachin in terms of most centuries in ODI and he can break this record in ODI World Cup 2023.

Most centuries in World Cricket:

Virat Kohli is currently at the moment on second place in the list of players who have slammed the most centuries in world cricket. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring most centuries (100). Kohli has scored 77 centuries so far and he can soon break this record too.

Most runs in ODI Cricket:

The record of scoring the most runs in ODI is against the name of Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of Cricket. He has scored a total of 18,426 runs in 452 innings of 463 matches. In this case, Virat Kohli comes at number five. So far he has scored 13027 runs in 268 innings. 


Q. What is the full name of Virat Kohli?

A. The full name of Virat Kohli is Virat Kohli only.

Q. Who is Virat Kohli’s wife?

A. Virat Kohli’s wife is a Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma. 

Q. What is Virat Kohli’s daughter’s name?

A. Virat Kohli’s daughter’s name is Vamika Kohli.

Q. What is Virat Kohli’s net worth?

A. Virat Kohli’s net worth is ₹1050 crore.

Q. How many International centuries does Virat Kohli have?

A. Virat Kohli has a total of 77 centuries in international cricket. 

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