Virat Kohli, the captain of Indian cricketing team in all three formats is arguably the best batsman of modern era. He is stylish, he is aggressive, he got the attitude and he possesses never say die spirit, these all qualities make him a champion on and off the field. Within short span of time, Virat Kohli not only made his spot permanent in the team but also became the captain of Indian cricket team across all these formats. Every time Virat get on the field, he breaks and makes records with his swashbuckling cricketing style. Here are some jaw-dropping facts about Virat Kohli, you probably never heard before.
1.Birth & Early Life Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi. His father Prem Kohli is a reputed criminal lawyer and mother Saroj Kohl a housewife. He started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School and at the tender age of 9 years he started learning cricket in West Delhi Cricket Academy.
2.Just like any other ordinary teenager, Virat Kohli too had a crush on someone who made his heart beat faster. She is none other than Bollywood Actress Karishma Kapoor.
3.Virat Kohl pet name in the Indian cricket dressing room is ‘Chikku’, so don’t be surprised if he is called by such cute pet name.
4.Virat has an undying love for tattoos. He has 4 different tattoos engraved on his body, among which a golden dragon tattoo on his arm is good luck charm according to him.
5.Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 ODI runs. He is also the fastest international cricketer to reach 5000 ODI runs, sharing the record with Legendary Sir Vivian Richards. In addition to that, he is the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and M.S Dhoni to score 1000 runs for more than three consecutive calendar years in One-day cricket.
6.Kohli is the first Indian Cricketer to score a century on his world cup debut.
7.Famous New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe once quoted: “Kohli exudes the intensity of Rahul Dravid, audacity of Virender Sehwag and the extraordinary range of Sachin.” It won’t be wrong to say Kohli also has the much-needed aggression of Sourav Ganguly! ( All in one)
8.Virat Kohli is one of the fittest sportsperson in the world. Virat Kohli made hard calls somewhere around 2011-2012 and devoted himself entirely to improve fitness and his game. He is also among the top marketable athletes in the world.
9.He recently achieved the milestone of scoring 50Th international century and stands at number 8 in the list of cricketers with more than 50 international cricket hundreds.
10.He shares the record of captain with most consecutive test wins 9 (2015-2017) with Ricky Ponting (2005-2008).
11.Virat Kohli recently got married to one of the most successful and gorgeous Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma. ( doesn’t they look wonderful together!)
12.Virat kohli was the 10th Position of sexiest men alive in Asia 2017
These are some of the least known and amazing facts about Virat Kohli. Comment and tell us how many of them you already know about!