Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi but he belongs to a Punjabi family. His father Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer and his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. He also has an elder brother Vikash and an elder sister Bhavna. According to his family, when Kohli was 3 years old, he took a cricket bat hat and told his father to bowl.

Virat Kohli Short Bio

Real NameVirat Kohli
Age32 Years (5 November 1988)
Wife (Spouse)Anushka Sharma
Child1 Daughter (Vamika)
Net Worth638 Crore

Virat Kohli grew up in Uttam Nagar and studied at Vishal Bharti Public School. In 1998, West Delhi Cricket Academy was formed and Kohli joined it only at the age of 9 years. Kohli’s father joined Kohli only when his neighbor told him, “Virat should not waste time in Galli cricket but he should learn cricket professionally in an academy.” Hato Kohli of Rajiv Kumar Sharma trained and also played matches at Sumit Dogra Academy. In 9th grade, he was put in Savior Convent to help him in cricket training. Along with Khelo, Kohli was also good at studies, his teacher calls him, “a promising and intelligent child.”

He was made a member of the Under 17 Delhi Cricket Team by the end of 2004 when he was to play for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. In this four-match series, he had scored more than 450 runs and he scored 251 runs unbeaten in one match. He made headlines in next year’s Vijay Merchant Trophy. This time, he had the record of scoring the most runs by scoring 757 runs in 7 matches. In this tournament, Virat Kohli, Virat had scored at an average of 84.11, including 2 centuries.

In July 2006, Virat Kohli Virat Kohli was selected in India’s Under-19 Cricket Players and his first overseas tour was England. In this England tour, he scored 105 runs in three ODIs. In the same tour, he scored runs in three Tests at an average of 49 runs. India returned that year after winning both the series. Later this year, Virat had a great performance against Pakistan in Under-19 Cricket. After this, Virat was retained as a permanent player in Under-19 Cricket due to his talent.

On 18 December 2006, his father died after resting for a long time due to brain stroke. Recalling his early life, Kohli recounts in an interview, “I saw a lot in my life.” I lost my father in my younger days, due to which the family business was also shaken, due to which I had to stay in the rental room as well.

He is a middle-order batsman and is also a right-handed medium pace bowler. He represents Delhi in first-class cricket and is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He has also played for the West Delhi Cricket Academy. He holds the record for the fastest century by an Indian batsman. Kohli made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team. Despite being a regular in the ODI squad, Kohli played his first Test in 2011 against the West Indies at Kingston. Kohli was the recipient of the ICC ODI Player in 2012. In November 2013, he topped the ODI batsman for the first time.

Virat Kohli Career debut

Kohli made headlines when he was playing for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka on the day of his father’s death. Kohli was the captain of the winning Indian team in the 2007 U / 19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Batting at number 4, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 4, including a century against the West Indies. He was praised for making several tactical bowling changes during the tournament. They take every match seriously. Kohli was instrumental in India’s victory in the 2009 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia. In the final against South Africa, Kohli had scored a century and India won by 14 runs.

When Dhoni retired from Test Matches in 2014. Virat was then handed the captaincy of the Test team.

He also set the records for the fastest 5000 runs in one-day cricket.

Virat Kohli is the first such batsman. Who achieved 1000 or more runs in one-day matches in 4 years. And in the year 2015, he became the fastest batsman in the world by scoring 1000 runs in 20-20 matches. Virat Kohli got many awards. Elected ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012.

Virat’s father died on 18 December 2006 due to brain stroke. After the death of father, he faced many difficulties.

Virat Kohli told in an interview that his family business was not going well after losing his father in his younger days. Due to which he had to live in a rented house also. When Virat was playing for Ranji Trophy against Karnataka in 2006. Then he came to know about his father's death. But Virat first completed his match and then went to his home in Delhi.

Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test9115310749025452.381311257.122772583922
ODI254245391216918359.071306193.17430621140126
T20I89842431599452.652272139.04002828590
IPL19919131607611337.984659130.415040524205

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test91111758400/00/02.880.00.000
ODI2544864166541/151/156.22166.25160.2500
T20I891214619841/131/138.1449.536.500
IPL1992625136842/252/258.892.062.7500

Career Information

Test debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011

Last Test vs England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Mar 04, 2021

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008

Last ODI vs England at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Mar 28, 2021

T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010

Last T20vs England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Mar 20, 2021

IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008

Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Narendra Modi Stadium, May 03, 2021