|Nickname||Chikoo, Run Machine|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman) |
|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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Jersey Number||#18 (India)|
|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|
|Career Turning Point||When he captained India’s victorious 2008 World Cup Under-19 side in Malaysia.|
|Date of Birth||5 November 1988|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|School||Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi|
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
|Educational Qualifications||12th standard|
|Family||Father– Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)|
Mother– Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)
Sister– Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
|Coach/Mentor||Raj Kumar Sharma|
|Address||DLF City Phase-1, Block-C, Gurugram|
|Likes & Dislikes||Likes–
Watching Roger Federer playing, watching old cricket videos, he likes
Soccer and Tennis beside Cricket, Loves to drive, crazy for sushi
(food), meeting old friends|
Dislikes– Too many guests at home, sitting idle for long time
|Hobbies||Workout, travelling, 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 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.
• Before the 2015 World Cup in Australia, the BCCI disallowed the Indian players to stay with their wives, or girlfriends during the 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.
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs|
Bowler : Shane Warne
|Favourite Cricket Ground||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia|
|Favourite Cricket Commentator||Harsha Bhogle|
|Favourite Food(s)||Salmon, Sushi, Lamb Chops|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.|
|Favourite Actresses||Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif|
|Favourite Film(s)||Bollywood: Border, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Ishq, 3 Idiots |
Hollywood: Rocky 4, Iron Man, Southpaw
|Favourite TV Show(s)||American: Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad|
|Favourite Musician(s)||Asrar, Eminem|
|Favourite Car||Aston Martin|
|Favourite Book||Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumour)|
Sanjana (Model, Actress, rumour)
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumour)
Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumour)
Anushka Sharma (Actress)
|Marriage Date||11 December 2017|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8 V10, Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner |
|Salary (as in 2018)||Retainer Fee: ₹7 crore |
Test Fee: ₹15 lakh
ODI Fee: ₹6 lakh
T20 Fee: ₹3 lakh
IPL 11: ₹17 crore
|Net Worth||₹ 400 Cror|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Virat Kohli
- Does Virat Kohli smoke?: No
- Does Virat Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
- Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated towards cricket.Virat Kohli’s childhood photo
- When he was 9½ years old, his father took him to Raj Kumar Sharma’s West Delhi Cricket Academy.
- 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.’
- 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 has a number of superstitions. He wears black wristbands, and never forgets to wear his ‘Kada’ before his matches.
- He doesn’t like to have long conversions on the mobile phone.
- 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 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
- The same year, he was appointed the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF).Virat Kohli as BSF ambassador
- 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.
- 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 the life based on loyalty to one’s master, self-discipline and respectful, ethical behaviour. 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.
- He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’Virat Kohli’s restaurant Nueva
- 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.
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|National side||India (2008–present)|
|Test debut (cap 269)||20 June 2011 v West Indies|
|Last Test||3 January 2019 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 175)||18 August 2008 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||13 March 2019 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||18|
|T20I debut (cap 31)||12 June 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||27 February 2019 v Australia|
|T20I shirt no.||18|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–present||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
- First cricketer to be awarded the top three ICC awards (Cricketer of the year, Test cricketer of the year and ODI cricketer of the year) in a single year.[
- Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs (52 balls).[
- Fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest Indian and third fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 7,000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest player in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest player in the world to reach 9,000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest player in the world to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10 centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 15 centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 20 centuries in ODIs
- Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 25 centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest in the world to reach 30 centuries in ODIs.
- Fastest in the world to reach 35 centuries in ODIs.
- Second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.
- Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs
- Joint fastest batsman with Hashim Amla to reach 50 centuries across all forms of international cricket (348 innings)
- Only batsman in history to average more than 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously; also possesses the highest combined average across all formats among Test players who have played in at least two formats
- Highest historic rating points in the ICC rankings by an Indian batsman in Tests (937 points), ODIs (911 points) and T20Is (897 points) – achieved on 23 August 2018, 16 February 2018 and 7 September 2014 respectively.
- Fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363).
- Crossed 900 ratings points in the ICC rankings in both Tests and ODIs – one amongst five batsmen to have done so and only the second batsman after AB de Villiers to do it simultaneously.
- First batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series.
- Fastest in the world to score 2,000 runs in terms of innings in T20Is (56).
- First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs.
Most runs in a calendar year/series
- Most ODI runs in 2010 by an Indian cricketer
- Most ODI runs in 2011 by any cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2013 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2014 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most Test runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most Test runs in 2015 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most Test runs in 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
- Most combined international runs scored in a year by an Indian cricketer – 2818 international runs in 2017
- Most runs scored by an Indian cricketer in a three-match Test series – 610 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017.
- Most ODI runs in 2017 by any cricketer.
- Most runs in a bilateral ODI series by any cricketer – 558 runs against South Africa in 2018.
- Most runs by an Indian batsman in a calendar year in overseas Tests – 1138 in 2018.
- Most Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer.
- Most ODI runs in 2018 by any cricketer.[
- Most consecutive wins in Test series (9) as a captain from 2015–2017 (equal with Ricky Ponting from 2005–2008).
- First batsman to score three centuries in his first three innings as Test captain. He is also the second Test captain to score centuries in his first two Test innings after Greg Chappell.
- First Indian Test captain to score a double century overseas.
- First Indian Test captain to score two or more double centuries.
- Fastest captain to score 1000 ODI runs.
- First ever batsman to score double centuries in four consecutive Test series
- Fastest captain to score 2000 ODI runs.
- First Indian captain to score a hundred and a duck in the same Test.
- First captain to score 10 international hundreds in a calendar year.
- Most Test centuries as a captain of India (12).
- Most double centuries by a captain in Tests (6).
- Most centuries (11) by a captain in a calendar year (2017).
- Most runs as captain of India in Tests.
- Most ODI centuries as a captain of India (13).
- First Test captain to score centuries in each game of a three-match Test series.
- Fastest captain to score 3000 ODI runs.
- First captain to score three successive centuries in ODIs.
- First Indian and Asian captain to win at least one Test in South Africa, England and Australia.
- Fastest captain to score 9,000 runs in international cricket.
- Fastest captain to score 4000 ODI runs.[
- 2013 – Arjuna Award
- 2017 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award
- 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna[
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017, 2018
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012,2017, 2018
- ICC Test Player of the Year: 2018
- ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)
- ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain)
- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016, 2017
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14
- Barmy Army – International Player of Year: 2017, 2018[