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 NameVirat Kohli
NicknameCheeku
ProfessionInternational Cricketer (Plays for India)
Physical Stats & More
Height in cm175 cm
Height in meters1.75 m
Height in Feet Inches5 Feet 9 Inches (5? 9?)
Weight in Kg67 Kgs
Weight in Pounds147 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Tattoos1. 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 DebutODI– 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka
Test– 20 June 2011 against West Indies
Jersey Number18 (Delhi Cricket Team) 18 (IPL, RCB Team)

18 (Indian Team)

Domestic/State TeamDelhi
IPL TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Nature on fieldVery aggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan, Australia
Favourite shotsinside-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 PointWhen he was selected after Delhi Under-15 trial match, He scored 71* in that match.
Controversies1. 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 Birth5 November 1988
Age (as in 2015)27 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolVishal Bharti and Saviour Convent School, Delhi, India
CollegeHe never went to college
Educational QualificationIntermediate (Class 12th)
FamilyFather– Late Shri Prem Kohli (criminal lawyer)
Mother– Saroj Kohli (Housewife)
Sister– Bhavna Kholi (Elder)
Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Coach/MentorRaj Kumar Sharma
ReligionHindu
AddressNot Known
Likes & DislikesLikes– 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
HobbiesCricket, Listening music (especially punjabi songs), Enjoying with family etc
Favourite Things
Favourite PlayerSachin Tendulkar
Favourite ActressAishwarya Rai
Favourite ActorAamir Khan
Favourite MovieBorder, Rocky 4
Favourite ColourNot Known
Favorite FoodSushi
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
First CrushKarisma Kapoor
Affairs/GirlfriendsSarah-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/SpouseN/A
ChildrenN/A
Style Quotient
Cars collectionAudi R8 LMX (Limited edition, only 99 cars) , Toyota Liva, Toyota Fortuner, Renault Duster
Bikes collectionN/A
Money Factor
Price in IPL Auction (2014)Rs 12.5 Crore
SalaryRs 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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