Virat Kohli Biography: Early Life, Cricket Career, Family, Awards, Net worth, Cars & Facts

Virat Kohli is the star of Indian cricket and is considered to be the best Test, ODI, and T20 player in the present era.
Whether you talk about technique or aggression, temperament, or all these qualities of absorbing pressure you will see in Virat Kohli. All these qualities will happen in a great batsman.  He is considered one of the best batsmen in the world and is known for his aggressive captaincy and intense on-field demeanor. Kohli made his debut for the Indian cricket team in August 2008 and has since become one of the most successful and respected players in the game.

Virat Kohli Biography:

Biography of virat Kohli
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Full Name  Virat Kohli
Nickname  Cheeku, King Virat 
Profession  Cricketer (Batsman)
Gender  Male
Date of Birth  5 November 1998
Age  34 years, 47 days (as 2022)
Birth Place  Delhi, India
Nationality  India
Father Name  Prem Kohli
Mother Name  Saroj Kohli
Brother Name  Vikas Kohli
Wife Name  Anushka Sharma
School  Vishal Bharti Public School
Education  12th Standard
Jersey Number  18
Religion  Hinduism
Zodiac Sign  Scorpio
Favourite Food  Chole Bhature
Favourite shot  Cover Drive
Hobbies  Football, Travelling, singing, Dancing
Weight  72 Kg (159 lbs.)
Favourite Car  Audi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8 LMX
Favourite Player  Sachin Tendulkar, Joe Root, Chris Gayle
Net Worth  Rs. 400 Crore (as 2022)
Teams India, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Board Presidents XI, North Zone, Indians, India A, Asia XI

Virat Kohli Early Life:

Early life

Kohli birth on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. Virat Kohli’s father, Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer in Delhi and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has one brother Vikas, and an elder sister, Bhawna. Kohli grew up in a middle-class family in Delhi and started playing cricket at an early age.

He studied at Vishal Bharti Public School in Delhi and later joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1988. Kohli trained at the academy under coach Raj Kumar Sharma and at the same time played matches at Sumeet Dogra Academy in Vasundhara Enclave. In ninth grade, he shifted to Sevier Convent in Paschim Vihar to further his cricket practice. It was at the academy that Kohli began to make a name for himself as a promising young cricketer. Virat’s father died due to a stroke on 18 December 2006 after being bedridden for a month.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career Journey:

Cricket Career Information:

Batting Style Right handed
Bowling Style  Right-arm-medium
Coach  Raj Kumar Sharma
ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Aug 18, 2008
Last ODI  vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Dec 10, 2022
T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010
Last T20  vs England at Adelaide Oval, Nov 10, 2022
Test debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011
Last Test  vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jun 20, 2011

Virat Kohli Stats:

No M Inn Runs HS Avg 100 50
Test 103 175 8094 254 49.35 27 28
ODI 265 256 12471 183 57.47 44 64
T20I 115 107 4008 122 52.74 1 37
IPL 223 215 6624 113 36.2 5 44

(As Per Cricbuzz)

Cricket Career Journey:

Coach Raj Kumar Sharma

In October 2002, Kohli made his Delhi Under-15 debut in the Poly Umrigar Trophy. During the 2003-04 Poly Umrigar Trophy, he served as captain. For the 2003–04 Vijay Merchant Trophy, he was selected for the Delhi Under-17 team. In the 2004–05 Vijay Merchant Trophy, Delhi Under-17 won with Kohli scoring 757 runs in seven matches with two centuries. He made his List A debut for Delhi against Services in February 2006 but did not bat.

In November 2006, Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu at the age of 18. He gained attention when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka. The day after his father’s death and after being dismissed in a match after scoring 90, he went straight to the funeral. This season he scored a total of 257 runs in 6 matches at an average of 36.71.

During the India Under-19 tour of England, Kohli was selected for the team. In three ODIs against England U-19, he averaged 105, while in three Tests, he averaged 49. Both series were won by India U-19. The U-19 team of India toured Pakistan in September. During the ODI series against Pakistan U-19, he averaged 41.66 and 58 in the Test series.

During the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia, Kohli captained the victorious Indian team.

International Career:

International career
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Kohli was selected to represent India in the Champions Trophy in Pakistan and the tour of Sri Lanka in August 2008. Kohli had played only eight List A matches before the Sri Lanka tour. Therefore, his selection was called a “surprise call-up”. When Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were injured during the Sri Lanka tour, Kohli batted as a makeshift opener. As a 19-year-old, he made his international debut in the first ODI of the tour. His first ODI half-century came in the fourth match of this series, with a score of 54.

Australia Tour 2013-14:

For the unofficial Test against Australia A in September 2008, Kohli was selected as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan after the Champions Trophy had been postponed until 2009. In the first match of the home ODI series against New Zealand, Kohli scored a match-winning century, his fourth ODI century. The Indian team cruised to a 5-0 whitewash against New Zealand, while Kohli’s performance helped cement his place in the ODI squad and put him in strong contention for a World Cup spot. In 2010, he was the top ODI run scorer with 995 runs at an average of 47.38 in 25 matches.

Kohli scored 193 runs, including two half-centuries, in the five-match ODI series against South Africa in January 2011. During India’s successful World Cup campaign, Kohli played every match. As the first Indian batsman to score a century on his World Cup debut, he scored an unbeaten 100 against Bangladesh. Due to injury, Dhoni wasn’t part of the Indian squad in Adelaide for the first Test of the tour of Australia in December 2014. Kohli took over the role of Test captain for the first time. As the fourth Indian to score a century on their Test captaincy debut, Kohli scored 115 in India’s first innings. Kohli scored 107 runs off 126 balls in Australia’s first World Cup match against Pakistan. Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score a century against Pakistan in a a World Cup match.

IPL Career :

IPL career

Kohli made his IPL debut in 2008 and has played for RCB in every season since then. In his first season, he scored 165 runs in 12 matches at an average of 15.00. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most consistent and successful batsmen in the IPL, scoring more than 500 runs in a season on seven occasions and finishing as the leading run-scorer in the tournament twice (in 2016 and 2018).

In addition to his success as a batsman, Kohli has also been a successful captain for RCB, leading the team to the playoffs on several occasions. He has also been named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament on two occasions (in 2016 and 2020).

Kohli has played 223 matches in the IPL, scoring 6,624 runs at an average of 36.20, with a strike rate of 129.1. He has scored 5 centuries and 44 half-centuries in the tournament.


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Virat Kohli Family:

Father Name  Prem Kohli
Mother Name  Saroj Kohli
Brother Name  Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Sister Name  Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
Wife Name  Anushka Sharma (Marriage 11 December 2017)
Daughter Name  Vamika (Birth 11 January 2021)
Best Friend   AB de Villiers


Mother of virat Kohli

Virat Kohli Wife & Daughter:

Daughter of virat Kohli

Brother and Sister:

brother and sister of virat

Favourite Friend:

Best friend of virat

Virat Kohli Age:

34 Years, 47 Days

Virat Kohli Awards:

Awards of Virat
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  • 2011–2020: Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade)
  • 2017, 2018: Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year)
  • 2012, 2017, 2018: ICC ODI Player of the Year
  • 2018:  ICC Test Player of the Year
  • 2019: ICC Spirit of Cricket
  • 2011–2020: ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade
  • 2011-2020: ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade
  • 2011-2020: ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade
  • 2011-2020: ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade
  • 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18: Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year
  • 2016, 2017, 2018: Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
  • October 2022: ICC Men’s Player of the Month
  • 2017, 2018: Barmy Army – International Player of Year

Virat Kohli on Social Media:

Facebook   Kohli
Instagram   Virat
WhatsApp   Not Public Privacy Matter

Kohli Physical Stats:

Bodytype Athletic
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 72 kg (159 lbs.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Shoe Size 10 Inches

Virat Kohli Car Collection:

Virat Kohli Car Collections
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  • Audi Q8
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi S6
  • Audi R8 LMX
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Audi R8 V10


Virat  Kohli Net Worth:

Rs. 400 Crore (as star unfolded)

Facts & Records:

  • Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to score 9000, 10,000, 11,000, and 12,000 ODI runs.
  • He became the Fastest Indian Player to score 1000 runs in T20 International.
  • Kohli has hit 7 double centuries as a captain in the Test, which is the most by any captain in the longest format of the game.
  • Kohli is the first and only cricketer to be ICC cricketer of the year, Test Cricket of the year, and ODI cricketer of the year in a single year.
  • He is the 2nd batsman in the list of most hundreds by International batsman in the ICC rankings.
  • He is the 3rd batsman to hold most days in one position in ODI.
  • Kohli is only the third Indian batsman to score two ODI centuries before their 22nd birthday.
  • Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score a century on a World Cup debut.
  • Kohli is the first Indian player to make the fastest ODI century against Australia.
  • Virat becoming the fourth Indian to score a hundred on Test captaincy debut.
  • Kohli is the fastest captain to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket.

Kohli Foundation

  • The charity football match was played between Indian cricketers and Bollywood actors as an initiative to raise funds for the Virat Kohli Foundation. In its first major fundraising event for charity, VKF organized a celebrity football match with Abhishek Bachchan’s charity foundation to raise funds.



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