Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer and a Right-handed batsman. He is a famous cricketer in the world. India has given to the world many a great cricketer but perhaps none as ambitious as Virat Kohli. To meet his ambition, Kohli employed the technical assiduousness of Sachin Tendulkar and fitness that was in the league of top athletes in the world, not just cricketers.
BORN & HEIGHT
He was born on 5 November 1988 in New Delhi into a Punjabi Hindu family. His height is 1.75 meters.
His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a homemaker. He has an older brother, Vikash, and an older sister, Bhavna.
He studied till class 9th at Vishal Bharti Public School. After that, he studied at Savior Convent School in Paschim Vihar till Class 12th. Virat Kohli is Class 12th pass. His dream was to play cricket for the country.
Kohli first played for the Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 in the 2002–2003 Polly UmrigarTrophy. He became the captain of the team for the 2003–2004 Polly Umrigar Trophy. In late 2004, he was selected for the Delhi Under-17 team for the 2003–2004 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Delhi Under-17s won the 2004–2005 Vijay Merchant Trophy in which Kohli finished as the highest run-scorer with 757 runs from 7 matches in two centuries. In February 2006, he made his List A debut for Delhi against Services but did not get to bat.
Kohli made his First-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in November 2006, at the age of 18, he scored 10 runs in his debut innings. He came into the spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka on the day after his father’s death and went on to score 90 out of 26 balls. He went directly to the funeral after he got out of the match. He scored a total of 257 runs from 6 matches at an average of 36.71 that season.
In July 2006, Kohli was selected for the India Under-19 squad on its tour of England. He averaged 105 in the three-match ODI series against England and 49 in the three-match Test series. India Under-19 went on to win both series. In September, the India Under-19 team toured Pakistan. Kohli averaged 58 in the Test series and 41.66 in the ODI series against Pakistan.
In April 2007, he made his T20 debut and finished as the highest run-getter for his team in the Inter-State T20 Championship with 179 runs at an average of 35.80. In July–August 2007, the India Under-19 team toured Sri Lanka. In the three-nation series against Srilanka and Bangladesh Kohli was the second-highest run-getter with 146 runs at an average of 29 from 5 matches. In the two-match Test series that followed, he scored 244 runs at an average of 122 including a century and a fifty.
In February–March 2008, Kohli captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 Under-19 cricket world cup held in Malaysia. Batting at number 3, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 47 and finished as the tournament’s third-highest run-getter and one of the three batsmen to score a hundred in the tournament. He helped India in a three-wicket semi-final win over New Zealand by taking 2 wickets and scoring 43 runs in the run-chase and was awarded the man of the match.
In June 2008, Kohli and his Under-19 teammates, Pradeep Sangwan and Tanmay Srivastava were awarded the Border-Gavaskar scholarship. The scholarship allowed the three players to train for six weeks at Cricket Australia”s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane. He was also picked in the India Emerging Players squad for the four-team Emerging Players Tournament and scored 206 runs in six matches at an average of 41.20.
SELECTION INDIA TEAM
In August 2008, Kohli was included in the Indian ODI squad for the Tour of Srilanka and the Champion Trophy in Pakistan. Prior to the Sri Lankan tour, Kohli had played only eight List A matches. So, his selection was called a “surprise call-up“. During the Sri Lankan tour, as both first-choice openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were injured, Kohli batted as a makeshift opener throughout the series. At the age of 19, he made his international debut in the first ODI of the tour and was dismissed for 12. He made his first ODI half-century, a score of 54, in the fourth match.
CRICKET RECORDS OF VIRAT KOHLI
Virat Kohli holds many records in cricket. He played very well in the Test, ODI, and t20. He is called King Kohli and is Known as the run machine in cricket. He has also captained the country.
The records are as follows…….
31st Most runs in a career (8074)
ONE DAY CRICKET
The captain of the Indian cricket team got married on 11 December 2017 to his lady love, Anushka Sharma, the Indian actor-producer. On 11 January 2021, Virat and his wife, Anushka, were blessed with a baby girl, Anvi.