Virat Kohli: Age, Caste, Family, Career, personal life

 

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer, included amongst the top sportsmen in India. Thought to be among the best batsmen in the present era, he also doubles up as an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler.

He is known for his trustworthy and great batting style and has single-handedly won numerous matches for India. Virat grew interested in cricket quite early on in his life and took to the bat only in three year age. His father realized his potential and had him enrolled at the West Delhi Cricket Academy in nine years old.

Early Life of Virat Kohli

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He grew as a very skilled player over the ensuing years and served his city Delhi at various age-group levels and domestic cricket. His first success came in 2008 when he captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Soon he was selected to play for the Indian team and proved himself as a valuable middle order player.

After having gained a status as an “ODI specialist”, he has proved his mettle in test cricket as well. Now, he is the captain of the Indian test cricket team and vice-captain in limited overs formats. Virat Kohli is married to famous Indian actress Anushka Sharma.

Date of birth and place

The dynamic Indian cricketer was born on the 5th of November on 1988 in Delhi. Kohli belongs to a Punjabi family his father’s name is, Prem Kohli, and mother, Saroj Kohli. He spent his childhood in Uttam Nagar and did his education at Vishal Bharti Public School.

He is showing his interest in cricket since his childhood and in 1998, he took admission to the Cricket Academy in west Delhi. At the academy, his coach was Mr. Rajkumar Sharma, and also played in matches that were played in the Sumit Dogra Academy.

To improve his game, Kohli changed his school and admitted to the Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School which is in Paschim Vihar and he was also a bright student in his studies.  

Virat Kohli family

family tree of virat kohli

Virat’s dad, Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer and mother, Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Kohli has two kin, a senior sibling (Vikas Kohli) and a senior sister (Bhavna Kohli) During his adolescence, Virat’s enthusiasm for cricket was spotted by his family and his dad made him join a cricket foundation. In any case, Prem Kohli expired in 2006 because of a brain stroke.

Virat Kohli caste:

virat belongs to a Khatri caste, which comes under OBC. He was born in a Punjabi family.

Virat Kohli age:

As we discussed above that Virat Kohli born on 5 Nov 1988 in a Punjabi Khatri family according to this in 2019 his age is 31 years.

Virat Kohli House:

Kohli’ s family had been living in Meera Bagh in West Delhi and used to live in a society named, “Virat Vihar”, as a signal by the individuals from the general public for Virat Kohli. Kohli moved to his present house in 2015. His home reaches out to an area of 500 yards and is arranged in Punjabi Bagh.

virat kohli house

The Indian cricketer as of late bought a ‘Sky Bungalow’ in Mumbai that is valued at Rs 34 Crore. The home that is arranged on the 34th floor, is said to have 7,171 square feet with a perspective of the ocean. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has likewise bought a house on the 29th floor. In any case, the work on the sumptuous house is required to be finished just in 2018.

Physical Status of Virat Kohli

 

Height (approx)  175 in centimetres
  Weight (approx)   72 in kilogram
Body Measurement (approx)   Chest 40 inches, Waist 30 inch, Biceps 14 inches
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Dark Brown

Personal Life of Virat Kohli

 

Real Name

  Virat Kohli

Nick Name

 Cheeku

Religion

 Hindu

Nationality  Indian
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Age  31 (in 2019)
Hobbie  Dancing, Singing, Traveling
Favorite  Bollywood Actor  Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.,  Aamir Khan
Favorite  Bollywood Actress  Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai
Favorite Movie  Ishq, Border, and 3 Idiots, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Iron Man, Southpaw, Rocky 4
Favorite Batsman  David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs, and Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane    Watson
Favorite Bowler  Shane varn
Favorite Food   Sushi, Lamb Chops
Girls & Affairs Favorite  Sanjana (Model, Actress)

Sarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumor)

Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumor)

Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumor)

Anushka Sharma (Actress)

Marital Status  Married Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Wife/ Spouse  Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Children  Not Available
Net Worth  400 Crore (INR)
Salary (as in 2017)  T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)

 RETAINER FEE: 2 crores (INR)

 TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)

 ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)

Profession  Cricket Player  

Virat Kohli marriage

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The stunning cricketer Virat Kohli married to the beautiful and famous actress Anushka Sharma on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy. After marriage, they gave two grand reception, one is at there home town Delhi and the second one is at Mumbai.

Awards and Achievements

After Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli has scored 25 centuries in test matches and 39 centuries in ODI matches after that he becomes the second most successful centurion in ODI cricket.

Virat-Kohli-Arjuna-Awards

Aside from these, Kohli has gotten numerous different honors like ‘Man of the Match’ awards in Test Cricket; ‘Man of the Match’ awards in ODI Cricket; ‘Man of the Series’ honors; ‘Man of the Match’ awards in T20 cricket, and some more.

 

ICC ODI Player of the year     2012
BCCI international cricketer of the year 2011-12 and 2014-2015 seasons
Honoured by Arjun Award 2013
Chosen CEAT International Cricketer of the year For 2011-12 and 2013-14
BCCI Polly Umrigar Award for an international cricketer For 2011-12 and 2014-15
ODI Player of the Year In 2012 and 2017
ICC ODI Team of the Year In 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), and 2017 (captain).
ICC Test Team of the Year  In 2017 (captain)
Padma Shri Award In 2017
CEAT International Cricketer of the Year In 2011-2012 and 2013-2014
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna puraskar In 2018

International centuries

Till January 2019, 25 Test and 41 ODI centuries have been scored by Kohli after that he becomes the most successful centurion in ODI after Sachin Tendulkar.

Total matches

till march 2019, kohli participated in 77 test matches, 225 ODI and 252 T20 and he scored 6,613 runs in test, 10,816 in ODI and 7,905 in T20 matches.

Best performance of kohli in ODI matches.  

  • 133* vs Sri Lanka (CB Series, Hobart, 28 Feb 2012).
  • 183 vs Pakistan (5th Match, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 2012).
  • 35 vs Sri Lanka (World Cup Final, Mumbai, April 2, 2011).
  • 118 runs vs Australia (2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, October 20, 2010).
  • 107 runs vs Sri Lanka (4th ODI, Kolkata, December 2009).

Best performance In the test match:-

  • 243 vs sri lanka (Feroz Shah Kotla, 2 dec 2017).
  • 235 vs England ( Wankhede Stadium, 8 dec 2016).
  • 211 vs New Zealand( Holkar Cricket Stadium, 8 oct 2016).
  • 204 vs Bangladesh( Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, 9 feb 2017).
  • 213 vs Sri lanka (Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, 24 nov 2017).

Investments and business ventures

  • Football is the second favorite game of Virat Kohli. He bought the FC Goa franchise of the Indian super league in 2014.
  • Became the brand ambassador and a stakeholder in London-based social networking venture in 2014.
  • A fitness venture for children, Stepathlon Kids launched by Virat in 2016.
  • Became a co-owner of the Bengaluru yodhas franchise of the Indian pro wrestling league in December 2015.
  • A fashion label WROGN launched by Kohli in association with Anjana Reddy’s. This is the brand of men’s casual wear and tied up with online major Myntra.com and Shoppers Stop.
  • Became the co-owner of the UAE Royals franchise of the International Premier Tennis League in September 2015.  
  • Approx 90 crore is invested by Virat in a chain of gyms and fitness centers – chisel in 2015.

Charity

virat kohli foundation

A charity foundation called virat kohli foundation started by virat kohli in march 2013. the main aim of the organisation is helping underprivieleged kids and conducting events to raise funds for the charity. in may 2014 a charity auction is conducted by eBay and save the children india with VKF.

Here, the biography of Virat Kohli. He is a young and energetic player of the Indian international cricket team.