10 Most Interesting things about Vikat Kohli
Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi in a Punjabi family to Prem and Saroj Kohli.
Virat started his professional career by joining West Delhi cricket academy in 1998 and trained under Rajkumar Sharma.
Kohli’s jersey number is 18.
He played all age-group tournaments for Delhi before getting selected in the Indian U-19 team in 2006 for the tour of England.
Virat led India to win the 2008 U-19 World Cup 2008. He was the 3rd highest run-getter with 635 runs in 6 matches.
Kohli is one of the most passionate players the world has ever seen.
Virat Kohli owns many records in One Day cricket- i) quickest batsman to score 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000 & 12000 ODI runs.
Virat is smacked the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian- 100 off 52 balls against Australia in 2013.
Kohli has hit 7 double centuries as a captain in Test, which is the most by any captain in the longest format of the game.
Kohli has scored the most runs against Pakistan in an innings by any batsman, 183 in the Asia Cup 2012.
Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer (319 runs) in the 2014 T20 World Cup but still finished the event as the runner.
Virat is the only player in the world to maintain an average of above 50 across all formats.
As a captain, Kohli has won 37 tests, which is the most by any Indian in the test.
ICC Cricketer of the year- 2017 & 2018.
ICC Player of the Decade- the 2010s (2011-2020).
Wisden leading cricketer of the year award- 2016, 2017 & 2018.
he has won few prestigious awards- Arjuna Award (2013),
Padma Shri (2017),
Rajib Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2018).
According to a report of DNA, Virat Kohli’s brand value as of 2021 is $237.7 million.
Kohli is the only Indian batsman to smash a hundred on his ODI debut.
In the history of IPL, Kohli is the only cricketer to play for one franchise since 2008.