The man who was born on 5th November 1988 has become the heart-throb of India today. He is none other than our very own Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. This right-handed batsman from Delhi has etched his name permanently in every form of cricket. He is currently the Test captain of India. Virat has the potential of taking the cricket field by storm. His passion for the game and his charming good looks have won thousands of hearts.
Here are 11 incredible facts about this irresistible Indian cricketer.
1 Virat Kohli began his training in cricket at West Cricket Academy in Delhi in 1998.
When Prem Kohli saw his 9-year-old son playing gully cricket, he realized that his son had the talent. On the continuous insistence of his neighbors, he took his son to join the West Delhi Cricket Club. Thus began the journey of this remarkable cricketer.
2 Virat’s nickname is Chiku.
Yes, this handsome hunk’s nickname is Chiku. All his teammates call him by this name. Isn’t that very cute? The name was given to him by the Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary.
3 Virat played for his team in the Ranji trophy on the day of his father’s death.
The young 18-year-old Virat had set a huge example of dedication when he had arrived to play for his team in the Ranji Trophy against Karnataka even after getting the news of his father’s demise. He scored a much needed 90 for his team.
4 Virat Kohli is the 3rd Indian batsman to score 2 ODI hundreds before he became 22 years old.
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli is the only other Indian batsman who scored two ODI hundreds before his 22nd birthday.
5 Virat Kohli has made it to the list of the top 10 best dressed international men.
Virat definitely has a wonderful dressing sense. His name has appeared among the top 10 best dressed international men. The list also included the name of U.S President Barack Obama. His impeccable fashion sense has certainly made India proud.
6 Virat has been rated as the 3rd most marketable athlete.
The ‘Sports Pro’ magazine had nominated Virat Kohli as the third most marketable athlete.
7 In 2012, Virat Kohli became the ICC cricketer of the year just at the age of 23.
8 Virat Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to score a century in a World Cup debut.
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, 4he became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in a World Cup debut match.
9 Kohli has four tattoos on his body
Virat Kohli is one of the few Indian cricketers who is fond of tattoos. He has four tattoos on his body. Two of them include a golden dragon and a samurai warrior. These tattoos are supposed to bring good luck to him.
10 Virat Kohli runs The Virat Kohli Foundation for underprivileged kids.
Virat runs a charity for underprivileged kids. He certainly believes in giving back to the society in more than one way.
11 Virat Kohli promised Wasim Akram that he will score two centuries in the India Vs Australia ODI 2016
In the first ODI between India and Australia, Kohli lost his wicket at 91, while he was trying to hit a 6. When the coach Wasim Akram asked him that what was the need of that shot, as he could have easily made a 100. Kohli replied :
“Wasim Bhai (brother) I know I have missed a century but I promise that I will hit at least 2 centuries in this series”.
Kohli kept his promise. We can almost say that the second name of Virat Kohli is Self Confidence.
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