Virat Kohli also known as King Kohli, is considered one of the best batsmen of the era. He is the former captain of the Indian National Team and plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Kohli has captained Indian Cricket Team for over 200 matches in all three formats.
In the circle of cricket, it is often said that “There are good batsmen, there are great batsmen; then there’s Virat Kohli”, the world has given us many great cricketers but no one is as ambitious as Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli Debut:
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 10, 2022
Kohli first played for the Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 and became captain of the Polly Umrigar Trophy team (2003-04). Kohli made his ODI debut on 18th August 2008, against Sri Lanka.
He made his debut in Test matches in 2011 and reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI Batsman.
As of December 2021, Kohli has made 70 centuries and 7 double centuries in International cricket. Out of these, 27 centuries, 7 double centuries in Test Cricket, and 43 Centuries in ODIs.
Virat Kohli Earnings:
Kohli is counted among the richest sports personality not only in India but also globally his estimated net worth is around $50 Million as of 2022. Kohli also has a huge fan following socially with 185 million followers on Instagram and is very active on other social media handles too.
He gets a huge income of over 10 crores per year through brand endorsements like Audi, Puma, Wrong, etc. He advertises for more than 20 companies and has a car collection of over 15 crores.
Runs and Records:
Virat has made many records including the 6th most matches as a captain, hundred in each innings of a match, 1st Highest career batting average (52.04), holds the world record for fastest 23,000 international runs, and has also been the recipient of many National and Sporting awards,
- Arjuna Award (2013)
- Padma Shri (2018)
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2018)
- ICC Test Player of the year (2018)
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (2011-2020)
- ICC ODI Player of the year (2012, 2017 and 2018)
- ICC Spirit of Cricket(2019)
- CEAT International Cricketer of the year (2011-12, 2013-14, 2018-19)
- Barmy Army (2017,2018)
Virat Kohli Personal Life And Charity:
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— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 8, 2022
Virat Kohli has started a charity fund for helping underprivileged kids called Virat Kohli Foundation.
Kohli dated Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for four years, the couple soon gained much popularity and earned the celebrity couple nickname as “Virushka”, but they never talked about it publicly. Later, they married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy and on 11 January 2021, they became parents to a baby girl, named Vamika.
Social Media links:
Instagram ID: virat.kohli
Twitter Handle: imVkohli