Virat Kohli, born 5 November 1988 is an Indian cricketer regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team’s captain since 2013. Virat Kohli is the hottest property in Indian cricket, both in terms of his sizzling looks as well as his scorching form. Here are 11 things you didn’t know about him, bet you’re gonna like him.
- He Is Arguably The Best Cricketer In The World.
From 2008 to present, Virat has scored over 18,000 international runs in his career, which is rarely possible for an ordinary cricketer. And he’s still 30! Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world. He holds the world record for being the fastest batsman to 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, reaching the milestones in 205 and 222 innings respectively.
- Ranked as One Of The World’s Most Famous Athletes.
Kohli is ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- He Came into The Limelight on The Very Day of His Father’s Death.
Any sportsman’s greatest strength is not letting your personal life come in the way of your sport. Virat first came into the limelight while representing Delhi against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy on the very day of his father’s death. He displayed great character to stay on and bat, and went on to score 90 runs. Virat didn’t did not quit and played a match saving innings for Delhi which helped them pull off a draw. The reason he has kept 18 as his jersey number is because he lost his dad on that date.
- The Third Ever Indian Batsman to Score Two ODI Hundreds.
He is only the third ever Indian batsman to score two ODI hundreds before his 22nd birthday the other two being Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently 2nd in Test rankings with 886 points. Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).
- How About Best Dressed Athlete.
In 2012, Virat Kohli was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men in a list that included US President Barack Obama. He was rated as the 13th most marketable athlete in the world putting him alongside the likes of Neymar, Rory McIlroy and Usain Bolt.
- Love Life?
Karishma Kapoor, the beautiful Bollywood actress was Kohli’s first crush! Anyway he is married now to Anushka Sharma, a 32 year old Indian actress and film producer who works in Hindi films. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India, she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award.
- Kohli Loves Tattoos.
He has gotten himself inked four times and his favorite tattoo is the one sporting a Samurai Warrior.
- Virat Kohli Is The Only Asian Captain To Win Tests In England, Australia And South Africa.
Virat became the first Asian captain to win a test series in Australia in the year 2019. Virat Kohli is the only Indian captain to beat South Africa 3-0 in a Test series. Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Indian test team in the year 2015 from MS Dhoni. He carried forward the legacy of MS Dhoni in the best possible way, and is probably better than the World Cup winning captain.
- Definitely a Dog Friend.
Virat Kohli is a big dog lover. He never misses any opportunity to let the world know of his fondness.
- Education! Not Virat.
Who needs education when you can major in what you love and thrive in this life! Many would not know that Virat Kohli was unable to complete his education. He preferred to give full attention to cricket and also had to continuously attend matches all over the country. Meanwhile the mediocre human is comparing himself based on education.
- Sponsorships and Net Worth.
Virat Kohli has a brand value that only a few can match. He has a long list of companies that he is advertising. He is the owner of a fashion brand ‘Wrogn’. For the fitness freak that he is, he owns a chain of gyms too. He is the co-owner of FC Goa in the ISL (Indian Super League) and UAE Royals in the IPTL (International Premier Tennis League). Virat Kohli’s Net Worth (in rupees) stands at 688 crores, as of March 2020. He is still in his prime and his net worth is expected to reach staggering heights in the coming years. Here is the list of his endorsement companies and the cars that he possesses in his garage: Sponsorships: Manyavar, Pepsi, Cinthol Deo, Boost, Fastrack, Reebok, Godrej, Head & Shoulders, Nestle, Puma, Audi, MRF, Colgate, and Tissot. Cars: Bentley, Range Rover, Lamborghini, Audi (Q7, R8 v10, RS5), and Renault Duster.
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