Virat Kohli Biography: Age, Family, Education, Cricket, Career and More Details

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Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli in Delhi, India. His father was a criminal lawyer while his mother is a housewife. He was bred in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar and attended Vishal Bharti Public School and Saviour Convent. Kohli’s father was bed-ridden for a month and succumbed to cardiac arrest on 18 December 2006. 

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In 2013, he started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The couple soon earned the nickname Virushka. Virat and Anuskha tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Vamika. 

Full Name:Virat Kohli
Date of Birth:Nov 5, 1988
Place of Birth:Delhi
Height:5 ft 9 inches
Education:ST SOFIA school
Major TeamsIndia, Delhi, India Red, India U19, Bangalore, Board Presidents XI, North Zone
Father:Prem kohli
Mother:Saroj Kohli
Batting style:Right hand batsman
Bowling style:Right-arm medium pace

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Virat Kohli Net Worth

According to various (Forbes, Wikipedia) online resources, the most popular Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli estimated net worth is $122 Million, which in Indian Currency is 1010 Crore Indian Rupee.

Virat Kohli Career

Domestic Career

Virat’s List A debut came on February 18, 2006, when he played for Delhi against Services. Though he didn’t get to bat in that inning, Delhi won the match comfortably by 233 runs. Virat went on to feature in over 273 List A matches.

Kohli’s Ranji Trophy debut came on November 23, 2006, against Tamil Nadu. The world got to see the youngster’s grit and commitment towards cricket in December when he decided to play for Delhi against Karnataka despite his father’s death the previous day. And despite the tragic incident, he went on to score a crucial 90 runs.

This incident was a turning point in Kohli’s life. “Overnight he became a much more matured person. He took every match seriously. He hated being on the bench. It’s as if his life hinged totally on cricket after that day,” his mother revealed later.

He went on to debut for the India Under-19 squad on the English tour that year. It was followed by a tour to Pakistan, where he returned home with an average of 58 in Test and 41.66 in ODIs.

The following season, he was a part of the Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi squad that won the Ranji Trophy in 2007-08 season.

2008 U-19 World Cup

Having performed well in the U-19 as well as the title-winning Delhi side, Virat was given the captain’s armband to lead India U-19 side at the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia.

And that turned out to be an instrumental decision. Kohli would go on to lead the young squad to the title with a 12-run victory over England in the finals.

Virat Kohli: Debut and Last Matches

Test20 June 2011 against West Indies11 January 2022 against South Africa
ODI18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka28 March 2021 against England
T20I12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe8 November 2021 against Namibia

Virat Kohli Stats

Batting Summary

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Bowling Summary

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Virat Kohli Sports Honours

1- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade) in 2011–2020

2- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017

3- ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012

4- ICC Test Player of the Year in 2018

5- ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)

6- ICC Test Team of the Year in 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)

7- ICC Spirit of Cricket in 2019

8- ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade in 2011–2020

9- ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade in 2011–2020 (captain)

10- ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade in 2011–2020

11- ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade in 2011–2020

12- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

13- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017, 2018

14- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19

15- Barmy Army – International Player of Year in 2017, 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

3- DDCA renamed a stand after him at Arun Jaitley stadium, Delhi.

Virat Kohli Records

Fastest century

  • Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs (52 balls)


  • Fastest Indian to reach 1000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, and 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10, 15, 20, and 25 centuries in ODIs
  • The only batsman in history to average more than 50 in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is simultaneously
  • Fastest in the world to reach 30 and 35 centuries in ODIs
  • Second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is
  • First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs
  • Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs
  • Fastest batsman to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363 innings)
  • Kohli beats Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs.
  • First batsman to reach 6000 runs in IPL tournament
  • Kohli scored 23000 runs from playing 490 international matches with a 50+ average – the only player to score 20000+ runs with a 50+ average.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to cross 10,000 T20 runs.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the first-ever player to be part of 50 wins in each of the three formats.
  • In the 2nd Test match of IND vs NZ 2021 series, India beat New Zealand by 372 runs under Virat Kohli’s captaincy which is the biggest win in terms of runs in the Indian test history.

Virat Kohli in 2009 Champions trophy

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FAQs Related to Virat Kohli

What is something special about Virat Kohli?

Born and raised in New Delhi, Kohli trained in West Delhi Cricket Academy; started his youth career with Delhi Under-15 team. Kohli made his international debut in 2008 and quickly became a key player in the ODI team. He made his Test debut in 2011.

What are the amazing stats of Virat Kohli?

He stands at the top with 4,008 runs. At 52.73, he also has the highest batting average of any T20 player. He has also scored the second-highest number of career fours at 356. He is also the fastest batsman to score 3,000 and 3,500 runs in 81 and 96 innings, respectively.

What is the Favourite subject of Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli has described history as his favorite subject in many of his interviews. He was keen to know about the past and learn from it.

What is the role model of Virat Kohli?

Perseverance. Self-discipline and practice are the most important aspects of Virat’s Character. To achieve mastery in his game, Virat has practiced more and more for success. Students can also achieve success by studying for hours with self-discipline.

Why Virat is a great captain?

“Virat Kohli has been one of the finest captains to have ever led the Indian cricket team. His record and contribution towards the team as a leader has been second to none. To lead India in 40 Test wins is proof that he led the side with aplomb,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.

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