Are you a fan of Cricket? If yes, then Virat Kohli is not a new name for you as he is the most popular Indian Cricketer in the World.
This 33-year-old Indian Cricketer is a captain of team India and captain on other domestic competitions such as IPL.
Kohli has already written his name as one of the best and talented ICC male cricketers in cricket history, winning several awards and records.
Also, he is the highest-paid Cricketer in the World and ranks as the 66th highest athlete in the World.
In this article, we will discuss everything about Virat Kohli, including his early life, career, awards, wife, and net worth.
Quick Facts: Virat Kohli
|Celebrated Name||Virat Kohli|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Virat Kohli|
|Date of Birth||November 5th, 1988|
|Place of Birth||New Delhi, India|
|Father||Late Prem Kohli|
|Siblings||Bhawna Kohli and Vikas Kohli|
|Height||5 Feet 9 inches, i.e., 176 cm|
|Weight||68kg, i.e., 149 pounds|
|Body Measurements||40-30-14 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||INR 980 crores|
|Education||Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
Early Life and Family of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, an Indian Cricketer, was born on the 5th of November 1988 in the beautiful location of New Delhi, India.
Kohli was born in a Punjabi Hindu family with an Asian ethnic group holding the nationality of India.
Similarly, talking about his family, he was born to his father Prem Kohli and his mother, Saroj Kohli.
His father was a criminal lawyer, and his mother was a housewife. Kohli grew up along with his parents and two siblings, an older brother, Vikash Kohli, and an older sister, Bhavna.
Furthermore, he was raised in Uttam Nagar and had an easy and comfortable childhood with access to quality education.
Education of Virat Kohli
Talking about his education, Kohli pursued his early life education at Vishal Bharti Public School. Likewise, during his childhood, he was already practicing and learning to play Cricket.
Similarly, in 1998, Kohlu joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was only nine years of age. Rajkumar Sharma and Sumeet Dogra professionally trained him at Vasundhara Enclave.
During his ninth grade in high school, he went to Saviour Convent in Paschim Vihar to improve his Cricket game.
However, there is no information regarding his joining of college or university for higher education.
How old is Virat Kohli? Age and Body Measurements
One of the most talented and popular cricketers, Virat Kohli, is currently living in his mid-30’s, i.e., 33 years of age, along with his wife and kid.
Kohli celebrates his annual birthday on the 5th of November and falls under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It represents his personality as courageous, hard-nosed, and a person with strong dedication.
Similarly, moving towards his physical appearance, Kohli stands tall with an average body height of 5 Feet 9 inches, i.e., 176 cm.
Likewise, this Cricketer weighs around 68kg, i.e., 149 pounds having a fit and athletic body. Furthermore, Virat has an amazing body measurement with 40-30-14 inches representing his chest size, waist size, and bicep size, respectively.
In addition, this Indian Cricketer is blessed with a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair color.
Professional Cricket Career
Early Career of Virat Kohli
Kohli began playing Cricket at a professional level in October 2002 for Delhi Under -15 team. The following year in 2003, he became the team captain for Polly Umrigar Trophy.
Similarly, he won his first domestic trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, with the Delhi Under-17 team. The same season, he made the highest run-score with 757 runs from only seven matches.
Likewise, Kohli in 2006 was selected in the India Under-19 squad for England tour. The following year in 2007, Virat made his Twenty20 debut and made the highest run for the team.
For the first time, Kohli became the captain of team India at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which was held in Malaysia.
Also, the same year, he was signed by the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for $30,000.
Kohli in 2008 made his debut for the Indian ODI squad for the Champions Trophy in Pakistan and tour in Sri Lanka.
Likewise, he made his international debut at the early age of 19 on the ODI tour. During his first ODI tour, he made a half-century score of 54.
The same year, team India won the series 3-2 against Sri Lanka. Similarly, Kohli made his appearance in the 2011 World Cup squad as a middle-order batsman for the Indian ODI team.
Virat made a century in the first match against Bangladesh and became the first Indian to make the century.
He played on every match of the tournament making 35 runs in the final against Srilanka, and Team India lifted the World Cup for the first time in 27 years.
In 2013, he made the faster century making 100 runs in only 52 balls during the ODI series against Australia.
The following year in 2014, he became the India test captain and also broke the record of most runs with 692 runs by Indian players on Australian soil.
Similarly, Kohli in 2016 crossed over 2,500 runs. The same year, he made seven centuries and 13 half-centuries.
Kohli in 2018 led team India to their first series win in South Africa. Also, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the fastest player to reach 10k runs in ODI.
As of current, this Indian Cricketer led team India to a series win against England in all formats.
Awards and Recognitions
1. Arjuna Award in 2013
2. Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 2017
3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honor in 2018
1. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy(ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade) in 2011 and 2020.
2. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (IIC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018.
3. ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017, and 2018.
4. ICC Test Player of the Year in 2018
5. ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
6. ICC Test Team of the Year in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
7. ICC Spirit of Cricket in 2019.
8. ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade in 2011 and 2020.
9. ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade in 2011 and 2020.
10. Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year in 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18.
11. Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
12. CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in 2011-12, 2013-14, and 2018-19.
13. Barmy Army International Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
Other Honours and Awards
1. People’s Choice Awards India for Favourite Sportsperson in 2012
2. CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in 2017
Personal Life of Virat Kohli
Talented Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli is currently living a happily married life with his gorgeous wife, Anushka Sharma.
Anushka Sharma is a popular Indian actress, and the couple began dating in 2013. The couple earned a nickname, “Virushka,” from their loving fans.
Similarly, after several years of relationship and dating, the couple finally married in a private ceremony on December 11, 2017.
The marriage ceremony was held in Florence, Italy, in the presence of their close friends and family. Likewise, after a couple of years, on January 11, 2021, this beautiful couple was blessed with their baby girl, Vamika Kohli.
This Cricketer is a vegetarian but not a vegan, which he clarified in 2021. Also, he is superstitious as he wears black wristbands as a cricket superstition.
How much is Virat Kohli’s Net Worth?
Kohli is one of the highest-paid cricketers in the World. Starting his professional career in 2006, this Cricketer has made an impressive amount of net worth.
Only in 2012, he makes around INR 60 crore from his professional career. Likewise, as of 2021, the total estimated net worth of Virat Kohli is around INR 980 crores.
Similarly, talking about his annual salary, Kohli makes around INR 7 crores. But, no doubt, he makes his earning from a Cricket career while Virat also makes more from endorsement deals and investments.
Some of his endorsement companies are Audi, Myntra, Vicks, ED Tech Company Great Learning, and Brand Ambassador of Himalaya.
He wons some of the luxurious cars such as Audi R8 LMX, Audi RS5, Audi Q8, Audi S6, Audi S7, and Bentley Continental GT.
Virat Kohli Charity
Virat Kohli is a kind-hearted Indian Cricketer who founded Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF) in 2013 to help and support underprivileged children.
Similarly, in 2017, he initiated Athlete Development Program to support the youths with proper training and nutrition to become an athlete.
He also partnered with Smile Foundation to organize a charity dinner in Mumbai. Kohli and his wife in 2021 donated INR 2 crore to Primeminister Relief Fund and Maharsatra Relief Fund to fight the pandemic, Covid-19.
Social Media Presence
As one of the most popular and highly paid Cricketer in the World, Kohli is also massively followed on his social media platforms.
Also, Kohli is an active social media user who is available on several social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Among those, he is more of an Instagram user who has a massive 170 million followers. Similarly, he has around 49 million followers on his Facebook account and 45 million followers on his Twitter account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the highest-paid Cricketer of 2021?
Virat Kohli is the highest-paid Cricketer of 2021 as his annual salary of 2021 is INR 60 crores.
What is the rank of Kohli among the Indian Cricketers?
Virat Kohli ranks at the third position among all the Indian Cricketers behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ms. Dhoni.