The current Indian Captain and the Captain of Royal Challenge Bangalore, Virat Kohli, has been the most successful player and the skipper in International Cricket and Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli has been India’s highest run-scorers in the T20 International, and he is also the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League – IPL.
In India, cricket is followed like a region, and many fans of cricket follow the gentlemen’s game like no other. The cricketers in our country are like Godly people to each one of us. Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary batsman of Indian Cricket, was the first cricketer god in the history of Indian and International Cricket.
Now the batting sensation Virat Kohli has been tamed as the next Tendulkar in Indian Cricket mainly because the batting revolves around Virat Kohli in all three formats. Earlier, the Indian batting department used to revolve around the Maser Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. But, Virat Kohli has been the man who has taken Indian cricket forward. As a run machine, Virat Kohli has been the frontline batsman for the Indian team in Test matches, ODIs and T20Is.
The start of Virat Kohli’s International career wasn’t that great. Virat Kohli has himself admitted that his career was saved by the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But now Virat Kohli is the whole and sole of Indian batting in the International Arena and the cash-rich league tournament, Indian Premier League for the RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB.
Achievement Of Virat Kohli So Far
Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988. Before Virat Kohli made his International debut, Kohli grabbed the headline by winning the Under 19 World Cup in Malaysia and then he played his maiden ODI match against Sri Lanka when he was just 19 years old. He is the only Indian player to score a ton on his World Cup debut. Virat Kohli did that in the 2011 world cup, which India won after 28 years. He scored a magnificent ton against Bangladesh.
Later in his career, Virat Kohli achieved more heights. He also becomes the only player from India who has smashed a Hundred in the fifty overs World Cup against Pakistan. Kohli played a mind-blowing knock of 107 runs at Adelaide in ICC World Cup 2015. In the modest fast-paced format, Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer for India in the shortest format, T20Is. VK has also been awarded the man of the tournament twice in the T20 World Cup so far.
The run machine of India, Virat Kohli, is also the chase master. Virat Kohli has guided India home in many unbelievable run chases, and he has scored the second-highest centuries while he drove India home from tough situations. Virat Kohli also has achieved the fastest eight thousand, nine thousand, ten thousand, eleven thousand and twelve thousand runs in ODI Cricket.
In 2012 Virat Kohli was named the vice-captain of the team, and two years after MS Dhoni sudden Test retirement in 2014, Virat Kohli was the captain of India’s Test side. Virat Kolhi scored centuries in the first two innings after he became the Test captain of India. He did that against Australia at his most favourite ground Adelaide. He became the only Indian captain to score an overseas double hundred. He is the first skipper to win nine Test matches, and five test series wins in a year.
In early 2017, Virat Kohli was the ODI and T20 International captain of India. MS Dhoni again suddenly step down from the limited-overs format. Virat guided India to the semi-finals of the ICC fifty over World Cup in England and Wales. Virat Kohli is set to captain India in the T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.
Awards Won by Virat Kohli in International Cricket
Virat Kohli is the run machine of Indian Cricket and in the Indian Premier League. He has been a batting phenomenon in International cricket right now. Even though Virat Kohli has not scored a ton since 2019, the King has scored runs in every corner of the world for India. Expect Pakistan because India does not play any series against Pakistan due to the political tensions between the two countries.
Virat Kohli won the ICC Player of the Years award, and he won the Sir Garfield Sobers award in 2017 and 2018. He was also named as the Test Player of the Year in 2018 by the International Cricket Council and ICC ODI Player of the year for three years. Virat won it in 2012, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, the Government of India awarded Virat Kohli with prestigious Padma Shri, and in 2013, Virat won the Arjun Award.
Cricketing Career of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli made his Test debut in Sabina Park in 2011 against West Indies. So far, Virat Kohli has played 96 Test matches for India. In those 96 Tests, Virat Kohli has played 166 Test innings, and he has scored 7765 runs with an average of 51.09 and strike rate of 56.51. In addition, Kohli has scored 27 half-centuries and centuries. With that, Kohli has scored Virat seven double hundreds to his name in the longest format. Virat Kohli’s best and highest score in a test match is unbeaten 254 runs. He scored against South Africa.
In the fifty over format, Virat Kohli has also picked up four International wickets to his name. Along with that, he has scored 12169 runs from 254 Test matches and 245 innings. Virat Kohli had a strike rate of 93.17 and an average of 59.07. He has scored 62 half-centuries and 43 centuries in the One Day International format. Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 2008.
In the shortest format, Virat Kohli has scored the highest runs for India at the International level. Virat Kohli has been in constant competition with the opening batsman Rohit Sharma. In 2010, Virat Kohli made his debut in the shortest format against Zimbabwe.
In the T20Is, Virat has picked up four wickets, and he has played 89 matches and 84 innings till now, and he has scored 3159 runs with a strike rate of 139.04 and an average of 52.65. Kohli is yet to score a Virat ton in T20Is. But he has plaKohlihas scored five IPL toyed many match-winning knocks by scoring just the half-centuries. Virat Kohli has scored 28 fifties in T20Is.
In the cash-rich league tournament, he has achieved some great heights for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is the only player to smash five tons in a single IPL season, and he has scored the highest runs in a single season for RCB. In the 2016 IPL season, Virat Kohli has scored 973 runs in just one season, along with the five centuries.
Virat Kohli has played 206 IPL matches and 196 innings in this cash-rich league tournament. Virat has scored 6235 runs so far in the T20 tournament. He has a strike rate of 130.17. Now that RCB has qualified for the playoff berth, they will need Virat Kohli to fire and win their first IPL title. In IPL, Virat Kohli has also picked up four in this T20 event.
Net Worth of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has put back his struggling days. In an interview with the footballer Sunil Chetri, Virat Kohli has said that he used to stand last in the bus to avoid paying the money as the bus fare. From those struggling days, Virat Kohli is the richest cricket player, and he has turned into a celebrity. He owns various brands, a restaurant, and he has brought a house in Bandara, Mumbai, for 60 crores. Virat Kohli gets his match fees, IPL fees, endorsement fees. But he also earns through per Instagram post.
Virat Kohli has a net worth of 900 Crores in 2021. Virat Kohli earns 6.6 lakh per ODI Match, 16 Lakhs per test match and Three lakhs per T20I match. His monthly income is five crores generated through the IPL salary, TV ads and the salary given by the BCCI. Virat Kohli charges five crores per endorsement of PUMA, Audi, Wrong. He is the only Indian player who has entered the Forbes. Virat Kohli charges 25 lakhs per post on Instagram.
Virat Kohli has a collection of awesome cars. The Audi R8 V10 Plus has a price of three crores. This car is the first favourite of the Indian skipper. It can switch the speed to 100 KMPH in just three seconds. Virat Kohli has driven this car to 250 KMPH. He purchased this model in 2018. The second model of Audi, which Virat Kohli has, is Audi R8 LMX, Audi RSS, Bentley Continental GT, which is for eight crores, Lamborghini Gallardon, which for five crores, Audi Q8, Audi S6, Audi Q7, Toyota Fortunes 4X4 and Land Rover Range Rover Vogue.
The Indian Captain has many luxurious houses in the country. The main house is in Mumbai at Worldli Omkar 1935, which is on the 35th floor, and that house has 35 crores. Virat Kohli has two houses in Delhi. One is in Gurgaon, and the other one is in Delhi near the metro station. These two houses are also worth rupees, and they have luxuries facilities of bedrooms, kitchens and swimming rooms. Facebook
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Virat Kohli’s Social Media Accounts
Virat Kohli is the most followed player in the world. Now Virat Kohli is not an ordinary person. But he is a celebrity, and due to that, he has millions of Followers on every page of Social Media.
Facebook – 4.8 Crore followers – https://www.facebook.com/virat.kohli
Instagram – 158 Million followers – https://www.instagram.com/virat.kohli/?hl=en
Twitter – 43.8 Million Followers – https://twitter.com/imVkohli
Virat Kohli’s Family Life
Virat Kohli lost his father very early in his early in life. His father’s name was Prem Kohli. Virat’s mother name is Saroj Kohli, and his elder sister’s name is Bhavna Kohli Dhingra. Virat Kohli is married o the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Italy. They gave luxuries and grand reception in Mumbai after their marriage, and in 2021, it blessed them with a baby girl Vamika.
Who is Virat Kohli’s favourite Actress?
Anusha Sharma, the wife of Virat Kohli, is the favourite actress of the Indian Cricket Captain. Virat and Anushka are now very popular couples in the industry. So now they are known as Virushka.
Virat Kohli’s favourite food dish?
Virat Kohli comes from a Punjabi family, and every Punjabi Rajma Chawl is their staple food, and they cannot live without that.
Virat Kohli’s favourite pastime and hobbies?
The skipper loves to play PUBG. He loves to watch Doremon and Virat loves to travel as well. In his free time, Kohli watches the Kapil Sharma Show as his pass time.