Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman, who can also open the batting. He can also bowl right arm medium pace. Kohli was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia.Kohli was the recipient of the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2012. SportsPro has rated him the 13th most marketable athlete in the world. In October 2013, against Australia, Kohli smashed the fastest ODI century by an Indian, the seventh fastest ever. In November 2013, he became the top ranked ODI batsman for the first time.

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Biography
Real Name Virat Kohli
Nickname Cheeku
Profession International Cricketer (Plays for India)
Physical Stats & More
Height in cm 175 cm
Height in meters 1.75 m
Height in Feet Inches 5 Feet 9 Inches (5? 9?)
Weight in Kg 67 Kgs
Weight in Pounds 147 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Tattoos 1. A carved dragon tattoo on his right hand, he has some superstitious reasons for this tattoo (according to him, this tattoo helps him scoring runs)
2. He has inked a Samurai Warrior tattoo on his left biceps “Sexyimo” written inside up on the right arm
Cricket
International Debut ODI– 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka
Test– 20 June 2011 against West Indies
Jersey Number 18 (Delhi Cricket Team) 18 (IPL, RCB Team)

18 (Indian Team)

Domestic/State Team Delhi
IPL Team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Nature on field Very aggressive
Likes to play against Pakistan, Australia
Favourite shots inside-out shot, cover drive, swat-flick
Records (main ones) 1. 3rd Indian to make 2 ODI hundreds at the age of 22. (after Sachin Tendulkar & Suresh Raina) 2. Fastest Indian to complete 1000, 3000, 4000 & 5000 runs in ODI cricket.

3. Fastest century by an Indian (of 52 balls against Australia at Jaipur, India in 2013).

Career Turning Point When he was selected after Delhi Under-15 trial match, He scored 71* in that match.
Controversies 1. Verbal spat with Gautam Gambhir in IPL 2013 2. Showed middle finger to SCG crowd in Sydney

3. Abused CSK fans in IPL 2013

Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 November 1988
Age (as in 2015) 27 Years
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi, India
School Vishal Bharti and Saviour Convent School, Delhi, India
College He never went to college
Educational Qualification Intermediate (Class 12th)
Family Father– Late Shri Prem Kohli (criminal lawyer)
Mother– Saroj Kohli (Housewife)
Sister– Bhavna Kholi (Elder)
Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Coach/Mentor Raj Kumar Sharma
Religion Hindu
Address Not Known
Likes & Dislikes Likes– watching Roger Federer playing, he likes Soccer and Tennis beside Cricket, Loves to drive, crazy for sushi (food), meeting old friends
Dislikes– Too many guest at home, sitting idle for long time
Hobbies Cricket, Listening music (especially punjabi songs), Enjoying with family etc
Favourite Things
Favourite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Actress Aishwarya Rai
Favourite Actor Aamir Khan
Favourite Movie Border, Rocky 4
Favourite Colour Not Known
Favorite Food Sushi
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Unmarried
First Crush Karisma Kapoor
Affairs/Girlfriends Sarah-Jane Dias (Indian actress), Sanjana (Indian model & actress), Tamanna Bhatia (indian actress), Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model), Anushka Sharma (Indian actress)
Girlfriend (at present) Anushka Sharma
Wife/Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Style Quotient
Cars collection Audi R8 LMX (Limited edition, only 99 cars) , Toyota Liva, Toyota Fortuner, Renault Duster
Bikes collection N/A
Money Factor
Price in IPL Auction (2014) Rs 12.5 Crore
Salary Rs 7 lakh (per test match) Rs 4 lakh (per one day match) Rs 2 lakh (per T20 match)

Rs 4-6 Crores (Endorsements per brand)

Net Worth $15 Million

Top Unknown facts about Virat Kohli

  • Does Virat Kohli smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Virat Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Virat’s nickname “Cheeku” was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • He Idolizes Sachin Tendulkar.
  • He never had any backup-plan for his future; he always wanted to be a cricketer.
  • He loves getting inked. He has got 4 tattoos on his body.
  • He always wears black wristbands for superstitious reasons.
  • His father died in 2006. He was playing his debut Ranji match at that time, he didn’t back off, held himself and batted.
  • He is a very aggressive as well as 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.
  • At the age of 23, he was named “ICC cricketer of the year”.

Brand Endorsements

Kohli has numerous endorsement deals with companies like

  • 3C Company (a real estate player)
  • Adidas
  • Boost
  • PepsiCo
  • Nike
  • TVS Motors
  • Fastrack (from Titan)
  • Royal Challenge (from United Spirits)
  • Fair and Lovely
  • Herbalife
  • Flying Machine
  • Red Chief Shoes
  • Toyota Motors
  • Celkon Mobiles
  • Cinthol (from Godrej)
  • Munch (from Nestle)
  • Sangam Suitings

Religion

Hindu

Best Known For

Playing cricket and becoming the world’s no. 1 batsman after the end of India-Australia series in November 2013.

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