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Virat Kohli Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Family & More

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world.

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Wife: Anushka Sharma
Caste: Khatri
Age: 32 Years
Virat Kohli Biography
Virat Kohli Biography
Virat Kohli Biography
Nickname(s) Chikoo, Run Machine
Profession Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
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Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Cricket
International Debut ODI- 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 Team Delhi, India Red, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on field Very Aggressive
Likes to play against Pakistan, Australia
Favourite Shot Cover 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).
• The fastest to 10,000 ODI runs and reached the mark in 205 innings.
• The first Indian to score 3 consecutive centuries in ODI cricket.
• The fastest player to 19,000 runs in international cricket.
• The highest run-scorer by any Indian Captain. He achieved the feat on 19 January 2020 while playing against Australia in Bengaluru. He scored 11208 runs as captain, which is the most by any Indian. He surpassed former skipper MS Dhoni, who amassed 11207 runs as captain. While Dhoni took 330 innings to score 11,208 runs, Kohli overtook him in just 199 innings as captain. Mohammad Azharuddin (8095) is third on the list followed by Sourav Ganguly (7643).
Career Turning Point When he captained India’s victorious 2008 World Cup Under-19 side in Malaysia.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 November 1988
Age (as of 2020) 32 Years
Birthplace Delhi, India
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Signature Signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Delhi, India
School Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
College N/A
Educational Qualification 12th standard
Family Father– Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)
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Mother– Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)
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Sister– Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
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Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Brother
Coach/Mentor Raj Kumar Sharma
Religion Hinduism
Caste Khatri
Food Habit Vegetarian (turned vegetarian in October 2019)
Address DLF City Phase-1, Block-C, Gurugram
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Likes & Dislikes Likes– Watching Roger Federer playing, watching old cricket videos, he likes Soccer and Tennis besides Cricket, Loves to drive, crazy for sushi (food), meeting old friends
Dislikes– Too many guests at home, sitting idle for a long time
Hobbies Workout, traveling, singing, dancing
Controversies • In 2011, Kohli on his first tour to Australia, showed his middle finger to the Sydney crowd after they abused him when he was fielding the boundary at the boundary line during the second Test.
In 2011
• In 2013, during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knightriders in IPL 6, Kohli and Gautam Gambhir had an ugly spat. After getting out, instead of walking back, Kohli made some remarks which angered Gambhir, after which both started abusing each other until Rajat Bhatia intervened.
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• Before the 2015 World Cup in Australia, the BCCI disallowed the Indian players to stay with their wives, or girlfriends during World Cup. But according to reports, Kohli was staying in the same hotel where his girlfriend Anushka Sharma was staying.

• In 2016, Kohli abused a journalist after a practice session during the T20 World Cup, as Kohli thought that that particular journalist had written an article about actress Anushka Sharma in the National Daily. But, later Kohli came to know that it was the wrong journalist, after which he apologized immediately.

• Though Anil Kumble was named as the Indian cricket team coach in June 2016, in early 2017, there were many reports that were doing rounds hinting at differences between Anil and Virat Kohli. However, prior to the Champions Trophy 2017, when the BCCI published an advertisement for the post of men’s Indian cricket team coach, Anil felt deeply hurt and decided to discontinue his coaching job, and on 21 June 2017, Anil gave his resignation from the post of the Indian cricket team coach.
Anil Kumble resignation letter

Favorite Things
Cricketer(s) Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs
Bowler: Shane Warne
Cricket Ground Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle
Food Salmon, Sushi, Lamb Chops
Actor(s) Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
Actresses Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Film(s) Bollywood: Border, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Ishq, 3 Idiots
Hollywood: Rocky 4, Iron Man, Southpaw
TV Show(s) American: Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad
Musician(s) Asrar, Eminem
Car Aston Martin
Book Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Basketball Player Kobe Bryant
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumor)
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Sanjana (Model, Actress, rumor)
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Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumor)
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Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumor)
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Mansha Bahl (Model, Actress)

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Anushka Sharma (Actress)
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Wife/Spouse Anushka Sharma
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Marriage Date 11 December 2017
Children On 11 January 2021, Virat and his wife, Anushka, blessed with a baby girl, Vamika.
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Style Quotient
Cars Collection Audi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8 V10, Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner
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Money Factor
Salary (as in 2021) Retainer Fee: Rs. 7 crore
Test Fee: Rs. 15 lakh
ODI Fee: Rs. 6 lakh
T20 Fee: Rs. 3 lakh
IPL 11: Rs. 17 crore
Income (as in 2021) Rs. 228.09 crore/annum
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 918 Crore
Virat Kohli Biography
Virat Kohli Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Virat Kohli Biography

  • Does Virat Kohli smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Virat Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated by cricket.
    Virat Kohli’s childhood photo
    Virat Kohli’s 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
    Virat Kohli with his coach Raj Kumar Sharma, Virat Kohli Biography
  • In 2003, his coach Raj Kumar Sharma had invited Ashish Nehra to his academy, where he awarded young Kohli as he was the highest run-scorer for Delhi in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy, with 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
    Virat Kohli with Ashish Nehra then and now
    Virat Kohli with Ashish Nehra then and now
  • His nickname ‘Chikoo’ was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • His favorite subject was ‘History’, and he used to hate ‘Maths.’
  • In 2006, his father died of a brain stroke, but the very next day after his father’s death, he played a match-saving knock for Delhi against Karnataka, where he scored 90 runs.
  • He never had any backup plan for his future as he always wanted to be a cricketer.
  • He has a number of superstitions. He wears black wristbands, and never forgets to wear his ‘Kada’ before his matches.
  • He is scared of heights.
  • He doesn’t like to have long conversions on the mobile phone.
  • He always wears black wristbands for superstitious reasons.
  • He is 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 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.
  • In June 2013, Kohli featured in the ICC Champions Trophy in England which India won. He scored a match-winning 144 against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match.
  • He was given the Arjuna Award (2013) and Padma Shri Award (2017) by the Government of India.
    Virat Kohli – Padma Shri Award
    Virat Kohli – Padma Shri Award
  • The same year, he was appointed the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF).
    Virat Kohli as BSF ambassador
    Virat Kohli as BSF ambassador, Virat Kohli Biography
  • He is a huge fan of Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer. He is also the co-owner of the ‘UAE Royals’ International Premier Tennis League team.
    Virat Kohli with Roger Federer
    Virat Kohli with Roger Federer
  • He loves tattoos and his count of tattoos keeps on increasing. The first on his left shoulder is ‘God’s eye’ which is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable. Second on his left shoulder is ‘Japanese Samurai warrior’ which is a symbol of living a life based on loyalty to one’s master, self-discipline, and respectful, ethical behavior. Third, on his left arm is a ‘Monastery’ which is a symbol of a place of peace and power. Fourth on his left arm is ‘Lord Shiva in meditation with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake.’ Fifth on his right bicep is a ‘Scorpion’ which is his Zodiac sign.
    Virat Kohli’s tattoos
    Virat Kohli’s tattoos
  • He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’
    Virat Kohli’s restaurant Nueva
    Virat Kohli’s restaurant Nueva
  • He is a decent singer, and in 2016, a video of him singing “Jo Wada Kiya Hai Nibhana Padhega” had gone viral.
  • He is a truly determined sportsperson, who is not only focused on his cricketing skills but also on fitness, for which he is idolized by many.
  • On 11 December 2017, Virat and Anushka got married in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.
  • On 25 September 2018, the Government of India conferred Virat Kohli with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
    Virat Kohli – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    Virat Kohli – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Virat Kohli Biography
  • In October 2019, he revealed that he had turned vegetarian and said that after turning vegetarian, he was feeling better and proud. Taking to Twitter Kohli wrote
Twitter Kohli wrote In October 2019
Twitter Kohli wrote In October 2019
  • During India’s tour of England in 2014, Kohli scored an average of 13.5 runs in ten innings with 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0,7, 6, and 20 runs in five Tests, and after this clumsy performance, he went into depression; Kohli revealed this while conversating with former England player Mark Nicholas on his ‘Not Just Cricket’ podcast, he said,

    You just don’t understand how to get over it. That was a phase when I literally couldn’t do anything to overturn things…I felt like I was the loneliest guy in the world.”

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