Virat Kohli is the popular Indian Cricketer and currently captain of India National Team. He is also playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a captain since 2013. Kohli is the right-handed batsmen and plays a role of top order batsman. Virat is said to be one of the best batsmen in the world of cricket.
Virat Kohli Net Worth and Salary 2019
According to a recent report of Forbes, Virat Kohli made 24 million dollars in which 4 million dollars is a salary from cricket matches while 20 million dollars from Endorsements in the year 2019. He ranked 83 in the top hundred Highest Paid Athletes in the World for 2018.
Biography of Virat Kohli
|Full Name||Virat Kohli|
|Birthdate||5th November 1988|
|Birth Place||Delhi, India|
|Height||5 ft 9 inch (1.75 m)|
Virat Kohli has started his career as a player of Delhi under 15 Team in the Polly Umrigar Trophy 2002-2003 which was played in October 2002. He was the best scorer of the team at that tournament with a total of 172 runs with an average of 34.40. He became the captain for the next session tournament and scored 390 runs with two fifties and two centuries. After that, Kohli gets selected for Delhi under 17 team in late 2004. The team has won the tournament and he was the highest run scorer with 757 runs.
Then after, he played for India under 19 in July 2006. Kohli has started to play for Indian Cricket Team from the year 2008. Kohli has made ODI debut in the August 2018 against Sri Lanka, made T20 International debut in June 2010 against Zimbabwe while made his Test debut in June 2011 against West Indies.
Kohli is now leading batsmen in the cricket world with the number one spot in both ODI and Test Ranking in the year 2018. He was the top-ranked T20 International player in 2014 and stay at the top position for three years.
Achievements and Records
Kohli has made numerous records in the cricket career and achieves the prestigious position in the world of cricket.
- He made the record of Fastest Century in ODI in just 52 balls
- Fastest Indian Batsmen to reach 1000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest batsmen in the world to reach 10000 runs in ODIs
- Fastest Batsmen in the world to reach 15000 runs in the International matches
- The first captain to score three centuries in ODIs
- Padma Shri award by The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
- Arjuna Award
- ICC ODI Player of the Year 2012 and 2017
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year
Nick Name of Virat Kohli
His nickname is “Cheeku” or “Chiku” which he earned with his chubby appearance in his professional and childhood life.
Kohli has started a charity named Virat Kohli Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to help underprivileged kids. The foundation also conducts various events and works with other NGOs to raise funds for the charity.
Early and Personal Life
Virat Kohli was born into a Punjabi family in which his father is a lawyer while his mother is a housewife. He has one sister, Bhavna and one brother, Vikash. Kohli married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on 11 December 2017 after dating for a long time since 2013. It was a private ceremony which was held in Italy. The couple is known as “Virushka” in the fan following.