Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli
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Personal information
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 33)
Delhi, India
NicknameCheeku[1][2]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
BattingRight handed
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RoleTop-order batsman
Relations
Anushka Sharma (wife) (m. 2017)

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who plays for India national cricket team. He was born in Delhi, India on November 5, 1988. Virat is the first player in ICC cricket history to win all 3 ICC awards in a single year- ICC ODI player of the year, ICC Test player of the year and ICC Player of the year award in 2018. He is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world.[3][4][5]

Career[change | change source]

Kohli first came into the limelight in 2008, when he led the Indian U-19 cricket team to victory in 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup He soon made his debut for the Indian team in August 2008, during a ODI match against Sri Lanka.[6] Virat also became one of the valuable Indian captain in Test cricket with 27 test wins, 12 overseas test wins and highest winning percentage as captain in both Tests and ODIs. Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN's list of world's most famous sportspeople in 2016.[7] Virat is the only current player to have a stand named after him in Delhi Firoz Shah Kotla stadium to honour his immaculate contributions to Indian cricket.

Personal life[change | change source]

He started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. They got married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy.[8][9] The couple had their first child, a daughter in January 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. "How Virat got the nickname 'Chikoo' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Virat Kohli reveals the secret behind his nickname "Cheeku"". www.indiatvnews.com. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. "ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli best batsman in the world, says Sunil Gavaskar". India Today. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. "Kohli is world's best batsman: Wasim Akram". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. "Kohli the best in the world: Waugh". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. "Virat Kohli's debut in International Cricket". www.sportskeeda.com. 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  7. "ESPN's World Fame 100". ESPN. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  8. "It's official: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are married". The Express Tribune. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  9. "Virat Kohli officially announces marriage to Anushka Sharma, Twitter goes berserk". Hindustan Times. 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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