Born in India on November 5, 1988, Virat Kohli is a cricketer who has represented his country on the international stage and served as the Indian national team captain.
As a right-handed batsman, he plays for Delhi’s team in the domestic cricket competition and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team in the Indian Premier League.
Kohli made his Test debut in 2011. In 2013, he became the first batsman to attain the top spot in the ICC rankings for one-day internationals (ODIs). At the ICC World Twenty20, he earned the Man of the Tournament award not once but twice (in 2014 and 2016). In addition, he is the current holder of the global record for having the quickest time to reach 23,000 runs scored in his international career.
Many accolades have been bestowed upon Virat Kohli, including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade): 2011–2020; the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018; the ICC Test Player of the Year (2018); the ICC ODI Player of the Year (2012, 2017, 2018); and the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (2018). However, the most prestigious award that Kohli has received is the (2016, 2017, and 2018).
At the national level, he was presented with the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri for the sports category in 2017, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest honor for athletic achievement, in 2018.
In 2016, ESPN named him as one of the most renowned athletes in the World, while Forbes placed him as one of the most valuable athlete brands. In 2018, Time magazine recognized him as one of the World’s 100 most influential people and included him on their list. His anticipated earnings for the year 2020 were approximately $26 million, which placed him at number 66 on the list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the World that Forbes compiled in the year 2020.
He was born in New Delhi on November 5, 1988, into a Punjabi Hindu household. Virat Kohli is a famous Indian cricketer. His mother, Saroj Kohli, is a homemaker, and his father, Prem Kohli, is a lawyer specializing in criminal law. He has an older brother by the name of Vikash and an older sister by the name of Bhavna.
- Born: 5 November 1988 (age 33 years), New Delhi, India
- Spouse: Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)
- Height: 1.75 m
- Dates joined: 2008 (Royal Challengers Bangalore, India national cricket team), 2006 (Delhi cricket team)
- Children: Vamika Kohli
- Current teams: India national cricket team (Batter), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Batter), Delhi cricket team (#18 / Batter)
- Siblings: Bhawna Kohli Dhingra, Vikas Kohli
Kohli began his education at Vishal Bharti Public School after spending his childhood in the neighborhood of Uttam Nagar. In 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy was established, and Virat Kohli, then just nine years old, was one of the academy’s first students. At the same time that Kohli was competing at the Sumeet Dogra Academy in Vasundhara Enclave and receiving instruction from Rajkumar Sharma at the academy, he also competed in matches at the academy. He moved to Saviour Convent in Paschim Vihar when he was in the ninth grade so that he could get more aid with his cricket practice. Until 2015, his family called Meera Bagh home before moving to their new home in Gurgaon. After being bedridden for a month due to a stroke, Kohli’s father passed away on December 18, 2006.
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