Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is an international cricket player born on November 5, 1988. Kohli is best known as the former captain of India’s national cricket team, and his athletic career goes back to 2011. He is considered one of the best batsmen of his time, and he’s India’s most successful test captain in cricket history. Join us in celebrating his birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Virat Kohli


Cheeku, The King of Cricket

Birth date:

November 5, 1988



Zodiac Sign:



5' 11"

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Net Worth:

$191 million

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Virat Kohli is one of India’s finest athletic exports. He was born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, India. Kohli is of Indian descent and was born into a Punjabi Hindu family. His father worked as a criminal lawyer while his mother was a homemaker. Together with his two siblings, he was raised in Uttam Nagar. He attended Vishal Bharti Public School and went to the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998.

Kohli began his professional career with the Delhi Under-15 team in 2002. He became the team captain for the 2003/2004 Polly Umrigar Trophy and was selected in 2004 to join the Delhi Under-17 team for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. He first played in November 2006 against the Tamil Nadu cricket team. In the same year, Kohli was selected for the Delhi Under-19 team and toured England with them. He made his Twenty20 debut in April 2007, finishing as the highest run-getter at the Inter-State T20 Championship. Kohli has had successes in his international career and the Indian Premier League. He broke records at the 2021 I.P.L. game against Rajasthan Royals, emerging as the first player to reach 6,000 I.P.L. runs.

Kohli won the I.C.C. World Twenty20 Man of the Tournament award twice. He also holds the world record for being the fastest cricketer with 23,000 international runs and has received multiple awards, including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade. Kohli is an E.S.P.N.-ranked world’s most famous athlete, a “Forbes” magazine highest-paid athlete, and one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Aside from cricket, he loves football and co-owns an I.S.L. club called F.C. Goa. He also co-owns a tennis league franchise called U.A.E. Royals. He opened a chain of gyms and fitness centers in India called Chisel. Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2017, they have a daughter together and are expecting their second child.

Kohli and the Indian national cricket team will be taking part in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, which takes place in India from October 5 to November 19.

Career timeline

His First Game

Virat Kohli debuts for Delhi in the game against Tamil Nadu and scores 10 runs.

Under-19 Cricket World Cup

He captains his team at the Cricket World Cup in Malaysia, scoring 235 runs in six matches.

The Asia Cup

Kohli is the vice-captain of his team and finishes as the leading run-scorer with 357 runs.

The “Forbes” List

Kohli is ranked as one of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the year by “Forbes” magazine.

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup

Kohli and the Indian national cricket team play in the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup.

Why We Love Virat Kohli

  1. He is a philanthropist

    Virat Kohli started the Virat Kohli Foundation to help underprivileged kids with healthcare and education. The foundation also has an athlete development program, which he aims will pave the way for India to become a superpower in sports. In addition, he has also contributed to many organizations across India.

  2. He is down-to-earth

    Kohli remains approachable even though he has become a famous cricketer. He interacts with his fans often on his social media platforms.

  3. He is skilled

    Kohli’s skills are evident on the pitch. It is little wonder that he broke records for being the fastest cricketer with nearly 25,000 international runs.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He's superstitious

    Kohli wears black wristbands as a cricket superstition.

  2. He was featured in a documentary

    Kohli appeared in “Mega Icons,” a T.V. documentary about well-known Indian personalities.

  3. He could have been a tennis player

    He once had to decide between cricket and tennis but ultimately chose cricket because of the accessibility as well as the encouragement he received.

  4. His dad's death changed his game approach

    His father was his biggest supporter and, when his father unexpectedly passed away, he was determined to play for his country and live that dream for his dad.

  5. His role model

    He loves and looks up to Sachin Tendulkar, an Indian former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team.

Virat Kohli FAQs

Can Virat Kohli make 100 centuries?

Due to his current form and age, Kohli is unlikely to reach the milestone.

Is Virat Kohli the best in the world?

Kohli is India’s leading run-scorer in Asia Cups and is regarded as the best batter in the world.

When did Kohli leave the Royal Challengers Bangalore?

Kohli quit the R.C.B. captain role at the end of the 2021 I.P.L. season.

Virat Kohli’s birthday dates

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