Virat Kohli Biography- The King of Cricket

Virat Kohli Biography
India’s captain Virat Kohli stands on the field for the national anthems during day one of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and India at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on February 21, 2020. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP) (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Run Machine of India or we can say King Kohli is the current skipper of the Indian national team. The right-handed batsman is regarded as one of the best batsmen of this generation. ESPN ranked the Delhi boy as one of the best sportspeople in this world.

Virat Kohli Biography:

At this stage king Kohli regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, he has been the captain for the team India since 2013, and ODI 2017 he has been a top-class batsman in the International stage and one of the successful captain for the Indian national team as well.

Virat Kohli Information
Full NameVirat Kohli
Nickname(s)Chikoo, Run Machine
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 November 1988
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signScorpio
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date11 December 2017
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolVishal Bharti Public School, Delhi Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
CollegeDid Not Attend
Educational Qualification12th standard
Physical Stats & More
HeightIn centimeters- 175 cm
In meters- 1.75 m
In Feet Inches- 5’ 9
EyeColour Dark Brown

Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)


Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)

SisterBhawna Kohli (Elder)

BrotherVikas Kohli (Elder)

Wife/SpouseAnushka Sharma
Coach/MentorRaj Kumar Sharma
International DebutODI- 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla Test- 20 June 2011 against West Indies at Kingston T20 - 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number

#18 (India)
#18 (IPL)

Domestic/State TeamDelhi, India Red
IPL TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Batting StyleRight Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleRight Handed Spinner

Fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs.
Fastest Indian and third fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs

Captaincy Records

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.

Major Honours

2013 – Arjuna Award

Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs Shane Warne
Favourite OpponentPakistan, Australia
Favourite ShotCover Drive, Flick Shot
Favourite Cricket GroundAdelaide 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 ActressesPenelope 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 CarAston Martin
Favourite BookAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Food Habit Vegetarian (turned vegetarian in October 2019)

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

Net Worth Rs 900 crores

Virat Kohli- Family:

Virat Kohli Biography
Deccan Chronicle

On 5th November 1988, Virat Kohli born in Punjabi Khatri family in Delhi, and Virat Kohli childhood spent in the streets of Delhi, Virat Kohli Mother and father name is Prem and Saroj Kohli, Virat has also got two siblings­ –Virat Kohli Siter name is Bhawna Kohli and along with an elder sister Virat Kohli brother name is Vikas Kohli.

Virat also has a nephew named Aarav, who is often seen supporting Virat in many IPL matches. Virat Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. After almost 4 years of dating, the couple got married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy, where Anushka and Virat with his family were present on the D day and only the close ones gots the invitation.

Key Points:

  • Virat Kohli was born in 5th November 1988 in Delhi.
  • His Mother Name is Prem Kohli and Mother name is Saroj Kohli.
  • Virat Kohli sister name Bhavna Kohli.
  • Virat Kohli brother name Vikas Kohli.
  • Virat Kohli Wife is the famous Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.
  • Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharam Secret marriage ceremony took place in Italy.
  • In 2017,11th December Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married.

Virat Kohli-Childhood:

Virat Kohli Biography
Childhood Biography

Childhood of Virat Kohli depicts that Virat was enthusiastic about cricket right from his childhood. Virat Kohli school name is Vishal Bharati Public School from where he did his schooling. After witnessing Virat’s talent his neighbors asked Virat’s father not to waste his time on Gully cricket. So Prem Kohli took nine-year-old Virat to Rajkumar Sharma, the trainer at the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998.

According to Rajkumar, Virat was very enthusiastic about cricket from his childhood days. He was willing to bat at any position. It was even hard for Rajkumar to send Kohli home after the training session is over as he wouldn’t just leave.

Key Points:

  • Virat Kohli Went to Vishal Bharati Public School.
  • Rajkumar Sharma is the first cricket mentor for Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli-Domestic And U19 Career:

Virat Kohli Biography
ICC Cricket

In the early life of Virat Kohli, he started playing for Delhi U15 in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy. There he became the leading run-scorer of his team, scoring 172 runs at an average of 34.40. In the 2003-04 season, Kohli became the captain of the team. He scored 390 runs in 5 innings at an average of 78, which included 2 centuries and 2 fifties.

Kohli was then selected in the Delhi U17 team in the 2003-04 Vijay Merchant Trophy. In the 2004-05 season, Delhi U17 won the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Kohli top-scored with 757 runs from 7 matches at an average of 84.11. He also made his List A debut for Delhi against Services, but unfortunately didn’t get to bat.

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Kohli was selected in the India U19 squad for the tour of England in July 2006. In September he toured Pakistan with U19 team. Later in November 2006, Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu. Kohli came into the spotlight after he decided to play against Karnataka on the day his father died. He scored 90 in that innings and directly went to the funeral. Kohli himself believes that day changed his life forever.

In April 2007, Kohli made his Twenty20 debut in the Inter-State T20 Championship. After a couple of series with the U19 team, Kohli was named the captain for the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. He led the team to victory and individually became tournament’s third-highest run-scorer with 235 runs.

Key Points:

  • In the year 2002-03, he played for the Delhi Under 15 team.
  • In 2003-04 season Virat Kohli becomes the captain of the Delhi team.
  • In 2003-04 he was also selected for the Delhi U-17 team.
  • In the year 2006 got selected for the Under 19 team.
  • In 2008 Virat Kohli captained the 2008 Under 19 team in Cricket world cup Malaysia.
  • He was the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 235 runs.

Virat Kohli-International Career:

Virat Kohli Biography
Deccan Chronicle

Virat Kohli life story makes swing after Kohli made his senior international debut against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. Prior to that Kohli had played only 8 List A games. Although he was dismissed for 12 in his first game, he went to score a half-century (54) in the fourth game. Kohli was also named in the Champions Trophy, which later got postponed to 2009.

In October 2008, Kohli played for Indian Board President’s XI against Australia. There he made 105 and 16* against bowlers like Brett Lee, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, and Jason Krejza. In December 2008, Kohli was given a Grade D contract, for which he was entitled to receive Rs 15 lakh.                      

In the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, Kohli batted at No. 4 because of an injury to Yuvraj Singh. He scored 79* in a group match against West Indies which earned him his first Man of the Match award. In December 2009 in a series against Sri Lanka, Kohli scored his first ODI century (107 off 111 balls), and after that Kohli International career for the Men in blue started in full swing.

Virat Kohli Biography

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In May-June 2010, in tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, Kohli was named vice-captain for the first time. He also made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe and scored 26*. Later in the 2010 Asia Cup, Kohli batted at No. 3. However, he started struggling with his form for a couple of series. In October, Kohli regained his form by scoring a century against Australia.

Kohli’s performance improved thereafter and he was named in the 15-man World Cup squad for 2011. He also jumped to No. 2 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Kohli began the 2011 World Cup journey with a century against Bangladesh. He played all the games in the World Cup and stitched a crucial 83-run partnership with Gautam Gambhir in the final. This partnership was crucial for India as they lifted the cup after 28 years.

In the test, cricket Kohli made his Test debut in Kingston in June-July 2011 against West Indies. However, he scored only 4 and 15 and was caught behind by Fidel Edwards in both innings. Kohli didn’t have a good Test series as he struggled against the short ball. Later he was dropped from the Test side against England. He got into the Test side later in October against the West Indies.

Despite struggling in the longest format, Kohli continued his form in the ODI format. He also garnered a reputation as “an expert of the chase”, as Kohli effectively chased down huge totals. Kohli became the highest run-getter in ODIs in 2011 with 1381 runs from 34 matches with an average of 47.62 and four centuries.

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After a fine performance in the 2011-12 Commonwealth Bank series, Kohli was appointed vice-captain for the 2012 Asia Cup, there Virat Kohli highest run was made against Sri Lanka, and wonderful Innings where he strikes 183 runs in 148 balls. In the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, Kohli’s good form continued and he was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.Virat Kohli Biography covers his entire journey.

Along with that Kohli was also named in the World ODI XI by the ICC in 2012. After having a poor form in the previous two-Test series, Kohli scored his fourth Test century against Australia in February 2013. In June 2013, he was named in the ICC Champions Trophy and helped India secure the title. He was also featured in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.

In this generation, Virat Kohli knocked most centuries in a calendar year of 13 each in the year of 2017 and in 2018 for team India, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli age just 31years and he has plenty of cricket left in him to mesmerize the cricket fraternity.

Key Points:

  • In his first game, he only managed to score 12 runs.
  • In his fourth game, he scored 54 runs.
  • In the year 2008, he played  India Broad president XI against Australia.
  • In the year 2008, BCCI has given him the Grade D contract.
  • In the 2009 ICC Champions trophy earned his first man of the match award.
  • In the year 2009 scored his first international century against Sri Lanka.
  • Virat Kohli won the 2011 world cup with team India.
  • Virat Kohli made his test debut in 2011 against West Indies.
  • In 2011-12 he scored his highest ODI score of 183 against Sri Lanka.
  • Virat Kohli won the 2013 Champions trophy with the team.

Virat Kohli-Captaincy:

Virat Kohli Biography
The National

In 2014 December during the Australian tour, Kohli was appointed the captain for the first time. He scored 115 in his Test captaincy debut, After the third Test of that series, MS Dhoni retired from Tests, and Kohli was made the permanent captain. Virat Kohli Biography depicts all the heroics of him as a captain for the team.

During the 2015 World Cup, Kohli scored 107 off 126 balls against Pakistan in the first game. As a result, he received his first Man on the Match award in a World Cup game. India bowed out in the semi-finals against Australia in the 2015 World Cup.

Virat Kohli Biography

Kohli started 2016 on a good note as he became the fastest to get 25 ODI centuries. He was instrumental in the Asia Cup win and also helped India go to the semis of 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He also won the second consecutive Man of the Tournament at the World Twenty20.

Kohli then scored his first Test double century against West Indies. After that series, India briefly became the No. 1 Test team until Pakistan displaced them. In the next Test series against New Zealand, Kohli again scored a double century.

India once again regained the top spot in the ICC Test rankings. Kohli also became the captain of the limited-overs format during this period. In 2016, Kohli was named the captain of World ODI XI by ICC. In 2017, he was named the captain of World Test XI by ICC.   

Key Points:

  • In 2014, during the Australian series, Virat Kohli was appointed as a captain for the first time.
  • In his test captaincy debut, he smashed 115 runs innings.
  • In the 2015 world, during the match against Pakistan, he receives his first man of the match award.
  • In the 2016 T20 world Cup he received his first man of the series award.
  • In 2017 he was named the captain of world test XI by ICC.

Virat Kohli-ICC Tournaments:

Virat Kohli Biography
ICC cricket

Kohli’s first mega tournament as a captain was the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy before that Virat Won the ICC champions trophy 2013 with the menu in blue and in 2017, Kohli had a good tournament scoring 96* against Bangladesh in the semi-finals. However, he got out in the third of the final against Pakistan. India also lost the final by 180 runs.

Kohli’s next big assignment was the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Personally, Kohli scored five consecutive fifty-plus scores in the tournament. However, in the semi-final, Kohli scored just one. India also lost the game and was knocked out of the World Cup.

Key Points:

  • In the 2017 Champions trophy, he captained the Indian side.
  • He won the 2013 Champions trophy with the Men In Blues.
  • In the 2019 world cup also, Virat Kohli has scored five consecutive fifty runs scores.

Virat Kohli-IPL:

Kohli was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore on a youth contract for $30,000 in March 2008. Kohli had a miserable first season scoring just 165 runs with an average of 15.00. The second season was slightly better as he scored 246 runs at 22.36. Virat Kohli Biography elucidates his entire IPL journey.

In the 2011 season, Kohli was made the vice-captain of the franchise. After skipper Daniel Vettori retired, Kohli became the skipper of the team during the 2013 season. Personally he has been the team’s star batsman, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to lead his team to the trophy even once.

Virat Kohli Quotes

In the 2016 Indian Premier League, Kohli top-scored with 973 runs at 81.08 and received the Orange Cap. During his biography launch, ‘Driven: The Virat Kohli Story’, Kohli announced that he would play for RCB permanently. Before the 2018 season, Kohli has retained for a price of Rs 17 crore.

Key Points:

  • Royal  Challengers Bangalore brought Virat Kohli in the year 2008 for $30,000.
  • In 2011 Kohli named as vice-captain of his side.
  • Since 2013 he became the skipper of the Bangalore team.
  • In 2016, Virat Kohli receives the Orange cap with 973 runs.

Virat Kohli-Records and Achievements:

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India Today
  • Joint most consecutive 50+ scores in World Cup history with five such scores in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • 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 the fastest 5,000 runs in ODIs.
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 6,000 and 7,000 runs in ODIs.
  • Fastest player in the world to reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODIs.
  • Fastest Indian to reach 10 centuries in ODIs.
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 15, 20 and 25 centuries in ODIs.
  • Fastest in the world to reach 30, 35 and 40 centuries in ODIs.
  • The second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.
  • Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs.
  • A joint-fastest batsman with Hashim Amla to reach 50 centuries across all forms of international cricket (348 innings).
  • The 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.
  • The fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363).
  • The fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to score 20,000 runs in international cricket (417).
  • Crossed 900 rating 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 2017 and 2018 by any cricketer.
  • Most Test runs in 2018 by any cricketer.
  • Most ODI runs in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
  • Most Test runs in 2012, 2015 and 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 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.

Captaincy Records:

  • 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.

National Honours:

  • 2013 – Arjuna Award
  • 2017 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
  • 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Other Honours:

  • 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, 2018
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year : 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018-19
  • Barmy Army – International Player of Year: 2017, 2018

Unknown Facts about Virat Kohli:

  • Virat Kohli is the fastest ever Indian batsman to score a ton against Australia in just 52 Balls.
  • The first Cricketer to score a Hundred in his world cup debut match.
  • In his career he has also been a wicket keeper for the Indian team against South Africa.
  • The one and only player in the Indian Premier League who never went to auction.
  • The first Asian captain to win test series against England, Australia and South Africa.
  • Former Delhi Coach Ajit Chowdhury gave him the nickname of Chiku.
  • In the year 2006 when he was playing Ranji cricket his father passed away.
  • His first Crush was Karisma Kapoor.
  • Virat Kohli Loves Mutton Biryani and Kheer.

Virat Kohli-Net Worth:

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As per some reports the Indian skipper has earned a massive 252.72 crores last year, and his overall net worth in this year is around 900 crores.

Virat Kohlis has received a special grade contract from the BCCI from which he earns around 7.5 Crores INR per year and also he is the most highest paid cricketer in the Indian premier league.

Virat Kohli also endorse many other brands as well, brands like Myntra, Ubder, MRF, Audi and many other brands are there and he is the one who has recently invested some money in an insurance start up name digit.

King Kohli has also got huge followers on his social media accounts and he charged around 1.35 Crores per Instagram and 2.35 Crore per Tweet.

 In this article, we have highlighted all the points about the Indian ODI skipper Virat and with that, we are concluding Virat Kohli Biography affair.