Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography, Records & More

Virat Kohli

Bio
Real NameVirat Kohli
NicknameChikoo, Run Machine
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Flag of India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla
Test- 20 June 2011 against West Indies at Kingston
T20 - 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number#18 (India)
#18 (IPL)
Domestic/State TeamDelhi, India Red, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on fieldVery Aggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan, Australia
Favourite ShotCover Drive, Flick Shot
Records (main ones)• First Indian to score a century on World Cup debut (2011).
• Third Indian to make 2 ODI hundreds by the age of 22 (after Sachin Tendulkar & Suresh Raina).
• Fastest Indian to complete 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
• Fastest century by an Indian (of 52 balls against Australia at Jaipur, India in 2013).
• Fastest to score 25 ODI tons.
• Fastest to reach 7,500 ODI runs.
• Third player to score 3 double hundreds in a calendar year after Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting.
• Shares the record of 4 double hundreds with the like of Don Bradman, Graeme Smith, Michael Clarke.
• First Indian skipper to register 9 Test wins in a calendar year.
• First Indian skipper to register 5 successive Test series wins.
• First Indian to aggregate over 1000 Test runs in a calendar year after Rahul Dravid, who made 1145 runs in 2011.
• The highest score of 235 in Tests is the highest score by an Indian captain in Tests.
• First Indian Test skipper to score a double century in an overseas Test.
• Most runs in IPL in a single season (973 runs in IPL 9-2016).
• Most hundreds in IPL in a year (4).
Career Turning PointWhen he captained India's victorious 2008 World Cup Under-19 side in Malaysia.
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 November 1988
Age (as in 2016)28 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
Signature Virat Kohli signature
NationalityIndian
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolVishal Bharti Public School, Delhi
Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
CollegeN/A
Educational Qualifications12th standard
FamilyFather- Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)
Virat Kohli childhood photo with his father
Mother- Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)
Virat Kohli with his mother
Sister- Bhavna Kohli (Elder)
Virat Kohli with his sister
Brother- Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Virat Kohli's brother, sister-in-law & nephew
Coach/MentorRaj Kumar Sharma
ReligionHinduism
AddressDLF City Phase-1, Block-C, Gurugram
Virat Kohli house
Likes & Dislikes Likes- Watching Roger Federer playing, watching old cricket videos, he likes Soccer and Tennis beside Cricket, Loves to drive, crazy for sushi (food), meeting old friends
Dislikes- Too many guests at home, sitting idle for long time
HobbiesWorkout, travelling, singing, dancing
Controversies• In 2011, Kohli on his first tour to Australia, showed his middle finger to the Sydney crowd after they abused him when he was fielding the boundary at the boundary line during the second Test.
Virat Kohli middle finger controversy
• In 2013, during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knightriders in IPL 6, Kohli and Gautam Gambhir had an ugly spat. After getting out, instead of walking back, Kohli made some remarks which angered Gambhir, after which both started abusing each other until Rajat Bhatia intervened.
Virat Kohli fight with Gautam Gambhir
• Before the 2015 World Cup in Australia, the BCCI disallowed the Indian players to stay with their wives, or girlfriends during the World Cup. But according to reports, Kohli was staying in the same hotel where his girlfriend Anushka Sharma was staying.
• In 2016, Kohli abused a journalist after a practice session during the T20 World Cup, as Kohli thought that that particular journalist had written an article about actress Anushka Sharma in the National Daily. But, later Kohli came to know that it was the wrong journalist, after which he apologized immediately.
• Though Anil Kumble was named as the Indian cricket team coach in June 2016, in early 2017, there were many reports that were doing rounds hinting at differences between Anil and Virat Kohli. However, prior to the Champions Trophy 2017, when the BCCI published an advertisement for the post of men's Indian cricket team coach, Anil felt deeply hurt and decided to discontinue his coaching job, and on 21 June 2017, Anil gave his resignation from the post of the Indian cricket team coach.
Anil Kumble resignation letter
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketersBatsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, David Warner, Joe Root, Herschelle Gibbs
Bowler : Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket GroundAdelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Favourite Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle
Favourite FoodSalmon, Sushi, Lamb Chops
Favourite ActorsAamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
Favourite ActressesPenelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Border, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Ishq, 3 Idiots
Hollywood: Rocky 4, Iron Man, Southpaw
Favourite TV ShowsAmerican: Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad
Favourite MusiciansAsrar, Eminem
Favourite CarAston Martin
Favourite BookAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumour)
Sarah-Jane Dias
Sanjana (Model, Actress, rumour)
Virat Kohli & Sanjana
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumour)
Virat Kohli with Tamannaah Bhatia posing for an ad
Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumour)
Virat Kohli with Izabelle Leite
Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma
Wife/SpouseN/A
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q7, Audi S6, Audi R8 V10, Audi R8 LMX, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Toyota Fortuner
Virat Kohli Audi R8 LMX
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2017)RETAINER FEE: 2 crore (INR)
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)
Net Worth400 Crore (INR)

Virat Kohli

Some Lesser Known Facts About Virat Kohli

  • Does Virat Kohli smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Virat Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated towards cricket. Virat Kohli childhood photo
  • When he was 9½ years old, his father took him to Raj Kumar Sharma’s West Delhi Cricket Academy. Virat Kohli with his coach Raj Kumar Sharma
  • In 2003, his coach Raj Kumar Sharma had invited Ashish Nehra to his academy, where he awarded young Kohli as he was the highest run-scorer for Delhi in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy, with 172 runs at an average of 34.40. Virat Kohli with Ashish Nehra then and now
  • His nickname ‘Chikoo’ was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • His favourite subject was ‘History’, and he used to hate ‘Maths.’
  • In 2006, his father died of a brain stroke, but the very next day after his father’s death, he played a match-saving knock for Delhi against Karnataka, where he scored 90 runs.
  • He never had any backup plan for his future as he always wanted to be a cricketer.
  • He has a number of superstitions. He wears black wristbands, and never forgets to wear his ‘Kada’ before his matches.
  • He is scared of heights.
  • He doesn’t like to have long conversions on the mobile phone.
  • He always wears black wristbands for superstitious reasons.
  • He is a very aggressive as well as an emotional person, he cries when he gets upset. He was seen crying on the field when India did not qualify for the semi-finals in 2012’s T20 World cup.
  • He won the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2012.
  • In 2012, he was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men.
  • He was given the Arjuna Award (2013) and Padma Shri Award (2017) by the Government of India. Virat Kohli Padma Shri Award
  • The same year, he was appointed the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF). Virat Kohli as BSF ambassador
  • He is a huge fan of Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer. He is also the co-owner of the ‘UAE Royals’ International Premier Tennis League team. Virat Kohli with Roger Federer
  • He loves tattoos and his count of tattoos keeps on increasing. The first on his left shoulder is ‘God’s eye’ which is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable. Second on his left shoulder is ‘Japanese Samurai warrior’ which is a symbol of living the life based on loyalty to one’s master, self-discipline and respectful, ethical behaviour. Third on his left arm is a ‘Monastery’ which is a symbol of a place of peace and power. Fourth on his left arm is ‘Lord Shiva in meditation with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake.’ Fifth on his right bicep is a ‘Scorpion’ which is his Zodiac sign. Virat Kohli tattoos
  • He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’ Virat Kohli restaurant Nueva

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