Virat Kohli is the most prominent name in the sports industry and undeniably the most popular cricketer in the World.He is truly a global icon today. Kohli draws attention from every quarter. From fans to the media everyone wants to know about him.
Virat Kohli 38 Interesting facts every fan should know:-
1 Virat Kohli Nickname – Virat Kohli nickname is Cheeku. Former Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary gave him the name when he joined the Delhi Ranji team
2 Virat Kohli Height – 1.75 m
3 Virat Kohli Date of Birth – 5 November 1988
4 Virat Kohli Weight: 69 kg
5 Virat Kohli Spouse: Anushka Sharma (m. 2017) Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013; the couple soon earned the celebrity couple nickname “Virushka”.Their relationship attracted substantial media attention, with persistent rumours and speculations in the media, as neither of the two publicly talked about it.The couple married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy.
Kohli has admitted that he is superstitious. He used to wear black wristbands as a cricket superstition; earlier, he used to wear the same pair of gloves with which he had “been scoring”. Apart from a religious black thread, he has also been wearing a kara on his right arm since 2012
6 Virat Kohli Education: Vishal Bharti Public School
7 Virat Kohli favourite sport Other than Cricket: According to Kohli, football is his second favourite sport.
In 2014, Kohli became a co-owner of Indian Super League club FC Goa. He stated that he invested in the club with the “keenness of football” and because he “wanted football to grow in India”. He added, “It’s a business venture for me for the future. Cricket’s not going to last forever and I’m keeping all my options open after retirement.”
In September 2015, Kohli became a co-owner of the International Premier Tennis League franchise UAE Royals, and, in December that year, became a co-owner of the JSW-owned Bengaluru Yodhas franchise in Pro Wrestling League.
In November 2014, Kohli and Anjana Reddy’s Universal Sportsbiz (USPL) launched a youth fashion brand WROGN. The brand started to produce men’s casual wear clothing in 2015 and has tied up with Myntra and Shopper’s Stop. In late 2014, Kohli was announced as a shareholder and brand ambassador of the social networking venture ‘Sport Convo’ based in London.
In 2015, Kohli invested ₹900 million (US$13 million) to start a chain of gyms and fitness centres across the country. Launched under the name Chisel, the chain of gyms is jointly owned by Kohli, Chisel India and CSE (Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment), the agency which manages Kohli’s commercial interests. In 2016, Kohli started Stepathlon Kids, a children fitness venture, in partnership with Stepathlon Lifestyle.
8 Virat Kohli Charity foundation: In March 2013, Kohli started a charity foundation called Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF). The organisation aims at helping underprivileged kids and conducts events to raise funds for the charity. According to Kohli, the foundation works with select NGOs to “create awareness, seek support and raise funds for the various causes they endorse and the philanthropic work they engage in.” In May 2014, eBay and Save the Children India conducted a charity auction with VKF, with its proceeds benefiting the education and healthcare of underprivileged children.
Kohli has captained the All Heart Football Club, owned by VKF, in charity football matches against All Stars Football Club, owned by Abhishek Bachchan’s Playing for Humanity. The matches, known as “Celebrity Clasico”, feature cricketers playing for All Heart and Bollywood actors in the All Stars team, and are organized to generate funds for the two charity foundations.
9 Virat kohli ODI debut – Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.
10 Virat kohli ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. At the age of 23! in 2012
11 Virat kohli fastest ODI Runs – Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10,000 ODI runs.
12 Virat kohli captained – Virat Kohli captained the India Under-19 team to the U-19 World Cup in 2008.
13 Virat kohli hundred on World Cup debut – Virat Kohli was Only Indian to score a hundred on World Cup debut
14 Virat kohli ICC rankings – Virat Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013
15 Virat kohli 1st Wicket – Virat Kohli a wicket off his first delivery in T20Is. Virat Kohli got England’s Kevin Pietersen wicket on the first ball of his career.
16 Virat kohli decided to play a Ranji match against Karnataka despite his father’s death the same day in 2016, Kohli went on to score a crucial 90 for his team.
17 Virat kohli Best Dressed International Men – In 2012, Virat Kohli was named one of the 10 Best Dressed International Men in a list that also included US President Barrack Obama.
18 Virat kohli T20I 1000 runs – Virat Kohli became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in T20 Internationals.
19 Virat kohli ODI 10,000 runs – Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 10,000 runs and broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record
20 Virat kohli 3 consecutive centuries – Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive centuries in the one-day format.
21 Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020
22 Virat kohli is ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN.
23 Virat kohli is the highest run scorer for India in T20 internationals with 2102 runs in 58 matches at an average of 48.88.
24 Virat kohli Highest runs in IPL – Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is in sublime touch and is at the top of the charts with over 5412 runs.
25 Virat kohli Highest runs in ODI – Virat Kohli is leading with 2794 runs in the T20I, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are having a close contest in terms of T20I runs.
26 Virat kohli IPL Moneyball Salary –
Virat kohli (Run Machine) is the 3rd highest earning IPL player. Virat kohli has earned a total of ₹ 126.2 crores in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journey
Virat Kohli was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team for ₹ 17 crores in IPL 2020, a 14000% jump from the inaugural season salary of ₹12 L.
Virat is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013. In the year 2016, he sat atop on the leading run-scorers list, thereby donning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. The highest paid cricketer in IPL, ViratKohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side.
IPL 2020 Salary – 17 Cr
IPL Moneyball Rank – 3
IPL Total Moneyball Salary – 126.2 Crores
IPL 2020 Team – Mumbai Indians (MI)
IPL Runs – 5412
The above analysis was done using InsideSport’s Moneyball, a tool to calculate professional salaries of the Indian sports and Indian sports-stars.
27 Virat kohli IPL 2020 Salary – Virat Kohli retained by the Royal Challengers for one more year. Virat Kohli will get paid 17 Cr for the season 2020 contract.
28 Virat kohli captain – Virat Kohli is the only Indian captain to beat South Africa 3-0 in a Test series.
29 Virat kohli Awards – Virat Kohli was honoured with the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2013.
30 Virat kohli Awards – Virat Kohli was honoured Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017
31 Virat kohli Tattoos – Virat Kohli has 4 tattoos on his body, including a golden dragon and a samurai warrior on his hand. They are supposed to bring him good luck.
32 Virat kohli Facebook followers – 42 M
33 Virat kohli InstaGram followers – 68.1 M
34 Virat kohli Twitter followers – 36.5 M
100s – 43
50s – 58
36 Virat kohli T20s
Runs – 2794
100s – 0
50s – 24
37 Virat kohli Test
Runs – 7240
100s – 27
50s – 22
38 Virat kohli IPL
Runs – 5412
100s – 5
50s – 23