Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988. He is an Indian cricketer who presently captains the India national team. Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world. Virat plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he has been the team’s captain since 2013. He has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world since October 2017 and is presently 1st in Test rankings with 928 points.
He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, held in Malaysia. A few months later, Virat managed to make his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka when he was 19 years old. Since he played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon became a regular in the ODI middle-order. Also, he was a part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. Kohli made his Test debut in 2011, and he shrugged off the tag of “ODI specialist” by 2013. In 2013, he reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time. He is also successful in the Twenty20 format since he won the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20. That happened in 2014 and 2016.
Virat was the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012. He became the limited-overs captain in early 2017.
Virat was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi in a Punjabi family. His father, PremKohli, worked as a criminal attorney, and his mother, SarojKohli, is a housewife. He grew up with an older brother, called Vikas, and an older sister called Bhavna. His family says that when he was three years old, he picked out up a cricket bat, started swinging it, and asked his father to bowl at him.
Virat was raised in Uttam Nagar, and he started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School. In the year 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy was created, and a nine-year-old Kohli was a part of its first intake.
His father took him to the academy after their neighbors cautioned that “Virat should not waste his time in gully cricket and should rather be part of an expert club”.
Then, he trained at the academy with Rajkumar Sharma and also played matches on the SumeetDogra Academy at Vasundhara Enclave. Sharma recalls his early days at his academy, saying he was really talented.
Virat Kohli Net Worth 2023
As of March 2023, Virat Kohli has a net worth of around $75 million. Kohli is at the prime of his career, and he is breaking the milestones set by legends in Cricket. Besides being one of the highest-paid cricketers in the world, a part of his income comes from endorsement deals.
He and the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma started dating in 2013. The couple earned the celebrity couple nickname “Virushka.” They were the center of attention to the media, and there were countless speculations and rumors about them. However, they never talked about it. They got married on 11 December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy.