Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Records & full details – Indian Telly Updates

Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Records & full details

Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Records & full details. Today i am going to share some interesting facts and biography of indian cricketer Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. His interest in cricket developed while playing on the streets of Delhi. His father enrolled him in a cricket academy where he was coached by Rajkumar Sharma.

He started his career by playing for Delhi team in the Polly Umrigar and Vijay Merchant tournaments and earned a place in the Delhi team for a List-A game. He was later selected to be a part of the India U-19 team. He toured England and Pakistan under Lalchand Rajput and gained a lot of appreciation from him. He was always in the top-2 highest run getters of each tournament.

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Virat Kohli

Some Known Facts About Virat Kohli

  • Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated towards cricket.
  • Virat Kohli childhood photo
  • When he was 9½ years old, his father took him to Raj Kumar Sharma’s West Delhi Cricket Academy. Virat Kohli with his coach Raj Kumar Sharma
  • His nickname ‘Chikoo’ was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • His favourite subject was ‘History’, and he used to hate ‘Maths.’
  • He won the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2012.
  • In 2012, he was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men.
  • He was given the Arjuna Award (2013) and Padma Shri Award (2017) by the Government of India. Virat Kohli Padma Shri Award
  • He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’
  • Virat Kohli restaurant Nueva
  • He always wears black wristbands for superstitious reasons.
  • He is a very aggressive as well as an emotional person, he cries when he gets upset. He was seen crying on the field when India did not qualify for the semi-finals in 2012’s T20 World cup.
  • He is a truly determined sportsperson, who is not only focused towards his cricketing skills but also towards fitness, for which he is idolised by many.
  • On 11 December 2017, Virat and Anushka got married in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. More details here!
  • He is No. 1 player in IPL.

Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Biography

Real NameVirat Kohli
NicknameChikoo, Run Machine
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Flag of India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 November 1988
Age (as in 2017)29 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
SignatureVirat Kohli signature
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolVishal Bharti Public School, Delhi
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
Educational Qualifications12th standard
International DebutODI- 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla
Test- 20 June 2011 against West Indies at Kingston
T20 – 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number#18 (India)
#18 (IPL)
Domestic/State TeamDelhi, India Red, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on fieldVery Aggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan, Australia
Favourite ShotCover Drive, Flick Shot
Records (main ones)• First Indian to score a century on World Cup debut (2011).
• Third Indian to make 2 ODI hundreds by the age of 22 (after Sachin Tendulkar & Suresh Raina).
• Fastest Indian to complete 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
• Fastest century by an Indian (of 52 balls against Australia at Jaipur, India in 2013).
• Fastest to score 25 ODI tons.
• Fastest to reach 7,500 ODI runs.
• Third player to score 3 double hundreds in a calendar year after Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting.
• Shares the record of 4 double hundreds with the like of Don Bradman, Graeme Smith, Michael Clarke.
• First Indian skipper to register 9 Test wins in a calendar year.
• First Indian skipper to register 5 successive Test series wins.
• First Indian to aggregate over 1000 Test runs in a calendar year after Rahul Dravid, who made 1145 runs in 2011.
• The highest score of 235 in Tests is the highest score by an Indian captain in Tests.
• First Indian Test skipper to score a double century in an overseas Test.
• Most runs in IPL in a single season (973 runs in IPL 9-2016).
• Most hundreds in IPL in a year (4).
Career Turning PointWhen he captained India’s victorious 2008 World Cup Under-19 side in Malaysia.
FamilyFather– Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)
Virat Kohli childhood photo with his father
Mother– Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)
Virat Kohli with his mother
Sister– Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
Virat Kohli with his sister
Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Virat Kohli's brother, sister-in-law & nephew
Wife/SpouseAnushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their wedding
Marriage Date11 December 2017
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketersBatsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs
Bowler : Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket GroundAdelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Favourite Cricket CommentatorHarsha Bhogle
Favourite FoodSalmon, Sushi, Lamb Chops
Favourite ActorsAamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
Favourite ActressesPenelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Border, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Ishq, 3 Idiots
Hollywood: Rocky 4, Iron Man, Southpaw
Favourite TV ShowsAmerican: Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad
Favourite MusiciansAsrar, Eminem
Favourite CarAston Martin
Favourite BookAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8 V10, Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner
Virat Kohli Audi R8 LMX
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2017)RETAINER FEE: 2 crore (INR)
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)
Net Worth400 Crore (INR)

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