Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli Quick Look
Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Date of Birth November 5, 1988
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Birth Place New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Virat Kohli during a match practice
Virat Kohli during a match practice (NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who represents India in the international cricket matches. He is a top-order right-handed batsman and can also do right-arm medium bowling.

  • Virat Kohli’s height is 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm.
  • Virat is nicknamed Chikoo / Cheeku.
  • In March 2021, he reached the milestone of 100 million Instagram followers and hence, became the first Asian celebrity to achieve this status.
  • He played his first international match for India on August 18, 2008, versus Sri Lanka which was an ODI match.
  • He was born to a Punjabi Hindu family.
  • His dad was a criminal lawyer and mom is a housewife.
  • He has an older brother Vikas and an older sister, Bhavna.
  • In March 2019, Virat Kohli became the second player in the world to reach 5,000 IPL (Indian Premier League) runs after Suresh Raina.
  • He is naturally an aggressive batsman.
  • Cover Drive is his favorite shot.
  • In 2013, he received the Arjuna Award.
  • In 2017, he received the Padma Shri which is India’s fourth highest civilian award.
  • In 2018, he was honored with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • In December 2017, he married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Italy.

Featured Image by NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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