Virat Kohli

Date of Birth: 05.11.1988
Batting Style: Right Hand
Role: Batsman
Bowling Style: -
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Test Rankings
15 676
ODI Rankings
6 726
331 91
157 66
T20I Rankings
13 631
416 100
62 63
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli - Batsman from India

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Currently, Virat Kohli is considered one of the best professional cricketers. The skill of the 32-year-old athlete was highly appreciated not only in his native club Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) but also at the level of the national team, whose interests he represented as captain from 2011 to 2019.

During his 13-year career, Bangalore’s permanent batsman and leader was repeatedly recognized as the best player and also became the owner of club achievements and national awards. Each of them is the result of many years of daily work.

It so happened that, having been born on November 5, 1988 in a poor family, the future champion could count only on his strength. It can be called a coincidence that Virat’s father sent his son to the West Delhi Cricket Academy just at the time of its opening. In high school, Kohli, along with his studies, already played, however, for the neighboring Noida Academy.

In 2002, “Chikoo” made his debut for the Delhi when he was 15 years old and gradually began to approach the professionals. After a successful performance in the Twenty20 league, he was noticed by scouts and invited to watch at the Royal Challengers. Since that moment (2008), Virat has been playing for this club, representing its interests as a captain.

In just a few years, the RCB leader has become incredibly famous, all thanks to his naturally aggressive playing style with a strongly pronounced level of technical performance.

Experts note that the athlete uses a bat with a slightly open chest and a strong grip of the lower arm, which allows him to accumulate all the energy, including from footwork. In addition, Kohli is famous for his wide range of throws, the ability to change the pace of the serve and hit “under pressure”.

Virat Kohli: achievements

Teammates highly appreciate the confidence of their captain, as well as his dedication, focus and professional ethics. Although at the beginning of his career, the cricketer was known for his arrogance and audacity. Many sports publications now and then brought personal clashes of the batsman with opponents and even judges to the front pages. Moreover, no one had a single opinion about Virat’s behavior: former players considered it normal, while ordinary people tended to demonstrate unsportsmanlike behavior.

The athlete also succeeded in his personal life. The cricketer is proud of his famous wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who gave him his daughter Vamika in January 2021. True, the relationship with the future Mrs. Kohli was uneven: the official consolidation of marital ties occurred only in 2017, although the young people met in 2013. Close attention from the media and speculation on the basis of publicity have been reflected on the couple for a long time.

Virat Kohli: achievements

The RCB captain is currently on par with the best batsmen worldwide and the Indian Premier League, in particular. “Chikoo” has repeatedly confirmed its status with dozens of trophies, some of which are of the highest level: the cricketer became the owner of the Arjuna in 2013, awarded for the highest achievements in sports; in 2017, he was awarded the Padma Shri (one of the highest state awards of India); in 2018, he was awarded the highest national award of Rajiv Gandhi.

His statistical successes are considered no less significant. So in April 2021, in a match against the Rajasthan Royals, the leader of the RCB became the first player in the Indian premiere to reach the mark of 6000 runs.

Virat Kohli and his wife

Virat Kohli: interesting facts

Virat Kohli is considered a very popular person not only at home, but also abroad. Basically, “Chikoo” is famous for its professional successes, but not many people know him from the other side – a benefactor, philanthropist, philanthropist. This is evidenced by the fact that in 2018 Kohli was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine, which is not without reason.

The Virat Kohli Foundation was founded in March 2013. The organization is engaged in charity, providing assistance to disadvantaged children. The public side of the project is the football club “All Hearts”, whose friendly matches allow you to raise the necessary funds. Interestingly, these meetings are usually attended by top cricket players on the one hand (“Celebrity Clasico”) and Bollywood actors (“All Stars”) on the other.

According to the athlete himself, football is his second favorite sport, so he became a co-owner of the Goa Indian Super League club in 2014. In September 2015, Virat acquired shares in the UAE Royals franchise (tennis Premier League) and acquired a stake in the Pro Wrestling League in December. The athlete’s company has also invested in networks of fitness halls across the country.

Kohli was the first Asian celebrity to reach 100 million followers on Instagram in March 2021.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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