Virat Kohli is AN Indian international jock, counted amongst the highest sportsmen in Bharat. thought-about to be among the simplest batsmen within the gift era, he conjointly doubles up as AN occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. he’s best-known for his dependable and powerful batting vogue and has single-handed won many matches for Bharat. Virat became fascinated with cricket quite ahead of time in his life and took to the bat once he was simply 3.
Virat Kohli developed into a really gifted player over the following years and described his town city at numerous age-group levels and domestic cricket. His 1st major success came in 2008 once he captained Bharat Under-19s to a conclusion at the 2008 Under-19 tourney. presently he was selected to play for the Indian team and established himself as a valuable middle order player. when having gained a name as AN “ODI specialist”, he has evidenced his courageousness in taking a look at cricket furthermore. Currently, he’s the captain of the Indian team in taking a look at cricket and vice-captain in restricted overs formats. Virat Kohli is married to noted Indian player Anushka Sharma.
In a country where cricket is considered a religion, it isn’t easy to compete with a million other talented young men in the sport and make it to the top.
But Virat Kohli, the epitome of aggressive sportsmanship and confidence did not just make it to the Indian team but also went to become the Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team for Test matches, and a Vice-captain for Limited over matches (ODIs and T20s).
Childhood and Early Life:
He was known to have had an affinity towards cricket from a very early age, as early as 3, according to some. He’d take up his bat, and ask his father to bowl to him. He studied at Vishal Bharti Public School and was raised in Uttam Nagar, Delhi. When he was a youngster, he played in the alleyways with the boys from the area, and the people around saw his talent even then. Everyone urged his father to not let his talent go to waste in gulley cricket and send him to a proper cricket coaching Academy.
In 1998, a nine-year-old Virat Kohli joined the newly formed West Delhi Cricket Academy. His father, having recognized the potential in him, took him there. Here, Virat trained under Rajkumar Sharma and played matches in the nearby cricket academies including Sumit Dogra Academy near Noida.
Youth and Domestic Career
In 2002, he played for Delhi Under-15 team and became the leading run-getter in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy tournament. virat Kohli was made the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy.
He was selected in the Delhi Under-17 team for the 2003–04 Vijay Merchant Trophy. He scored 470 runs in four matches at an average of 117.50 with two hundred. He repeated his fabulous performance the next season too and helped Delhi lift the 2004–05 Vijay Merchant Trophy.
His consistent performances earned him a place in the India Under-19 squad on its tour of England in 2006. He averaged 105 in the three-match ODI series which the India Under-19 squad won. He also performed remarkably against Pakistan’s U-19 cricket team later that year.
His father died in 2006 when Kohli was just 18. His father had been his biggest support and his untimely death plunged the family into a financial crisis. With more responsibilities on his young shoulders now, Kohli began taking the game even more seriously.
In 2008, he led the Indian team to victory at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Following this, he was bought by the Indian Premier League franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, for $30,000 on a youth contract.
He was selected to the Indian ODI squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in 2008. During the tour, he batted as a makeshift opener throughout the series as both the regular openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were injured. India eventually won the series 3–2 which was India’s first ODI series win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
He continued performing consistently throughout 2009. He received his first man of the match award after scoring an unbeaten 79 against the West Indies in a group match during the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy. Later the same year he played in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka, scoring his first ODI century—107 off 111 balls—in the fourth match of the series.
He continued with his good form which earned him a place in the 2011 World Cup squad. Kohli played in every match in the tournament and scored an unbeaten 100 in the first match against Bangladesh, becoming the first Indian batsman to score a century on World Cup debut. India reached the finals, and Kohli scored important 35 runs in the finals against Sri Lanka. India went on to win the match by six wickets and lift the World Cup for the first time since 1983.
During the India tour of West Indies in June–July 2011, India sent a largely inexperienced squad and Kohli was one of three uncapped players in the Test squad. He made his Test debut at Kingston in the first match of the Test series. India won the Test series 1–0 but Kohli was found wanting against the fast bowling.
He made his mark in the Test cricket during India’s tour of Australia in December 2011. India lost the Test series 4–0 but Virat Kohli was India’s top run-scorer in the series. He scored his maiden Test century in the first innings of the fourth and final match at Adelaide; he scored 116 runs in the innings.
Kohli was appointed the vice-captain for the 2012 Asia Cup in Bangladesh. In the final group stage match against Pakistan, he scored 183 whilst chasing—the highest individual score against Pakistan in ODIs—and broke West Indies’ Brian Lara’s long-standing record of 156. Despite his great performances, India could not progress to the final of the tournament.
His string of successful stints continued throughout 2013. He played well in the seven-match ODI series against Australia, striking the fastest century by an Indian in ODIs in the second match at Jaipur by blasting a 100 off just 52 balls. His innings of 100 are not out helped India chase down the target of 360.
Even though better known for his blazing performances in ODIs, Kohli is also a skilled test player. In 2014, he was named the captain of the Indian test squad. In the Australian tour the same year, he amassed a total of 692 runs in four Tests—the most by any Indian batsman in a Test series in Australia.
His career saw a temporary slump in 2015 when he was unable to make any big scores. However, he soon regained his form and became the fastest batsman in the world to make 1,000 runs in T20I cricket during South Africa’s tour of India later the same year.
Kohli was in terrific form in 2016. His superlative batting performances helped India reach the semifinals of 2016 T20 World Cup, held in India.
Under 17 career
By late 2004 he was a member of the Under 17 Delhi Cricket Team for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. he blazed through the tournament scoring over 450 runs and made a high score of 251* in just four matches. The next year in the Vijay Merchant trophy, he made headlines. Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer with 757 runs in 7 matches with two centuries and a batting average of 84.11.
In July 2006, Kohli was selected for the India Under-19 Cricket squad for their tour of England. In the three-match ODI tour against England Under-19s, he scored at an average of 105 runs. the three tests that they played on the same tour, Kohli scored at an average of 49 runs. India Under-19 came back a winner of both the series. He even performed remarkably against Pakistan’s U-19 cricket team later that year.
By this time, Virat had become a permanent fixture in the Delhi U-19 team as he showed his quality batsmanship over and over. Virat Kohli made his First Class Debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in 2006. He came to spotlight later that year when he continued to play his part in the match against Karnataka even after he’d got the news of his father’s death. He scored 90 runs in that innings and went directly to his father’s funeral from there.
Everyone saw the change in him from then onwards, his sense of responsibility increased and according to his captain, he received a lot of accolades for his attitude and determination.
“The way I approached the game changed that day. I just had one thing in my mind – that I have to play for my country and live that dream for my dad.”
— Kohli said on his innings against Karnataka
When the Championship Trophy was postponed to 2009, he was selected for a tour of Sri Lanka for an ODI series by the selectors of the Indian Cricket Team. In this tour is when he got his chance at playing on the Indian A-Team. Due to both Sehwag and Tendulkar being injured and unavailable, Kohli was called up as a makeshift opening batsman for the team. He scored his first ODI fifty in that series, and India went on to win the series against Sri Lanka.
After that, Virat Kohli was repeatedly called up for the Indian Team, although he didn’t much get chances to play.
on January 2017(check the date), MS Dhoni gave up his one day and T20 captaincy, Kohli was chosen as the captain of the national side for all three formats
Awards & Achievements
He won the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and the BCCI’s international cricketer of the year for the 2011–12 and 2014–15 seasons.
He received the Arjuna Award in 2013 in recognition of his achievements in international cricket.
Virat Kohli has been linked to various high-profile women over time. He has dated Sarah Jane Dias, an Indian Model, and VJ, Sanjana, another actress for a short while. For a while, he’s dated Tamanna Bhatia, Izabelle Leite, a Brazilian Model and lately he was in a quite a high profile relationship with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.
As of early February, he has confirmed that he’s single, having broken up with Anushka Sharma.