Virat Kohli born on 5  November  1988, in Delhi, India. Virat kohli is indian international cricketer and former captain of indian cricket team.

Date of Birth November 5, 1988
Place of Birth Delhi, India
Early Life Kohli was born into a middle-class family in Delhi. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer, and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a homemaker. Kohli developed a passion for cricket at a young age and started playing street cricket in his neighborhood. His father supported his cricketing aspirations and enrolled him in the West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was just nine years old. Kohli attended Vishal Bharti Public School and later joined Savier Convent, where he continued to focus on his cricketing career alongside his education.
Youth Career Kohli’s talent was evident early on, and he quickly rose through the ranks in Delhi cricket circles. He represented the Delhi Under-15 team and later captained the India Under-19 team in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Kohli’s leadership and batting skills played a crucial role in India’s victory in the tournament. His performances caught the attention of selectors, paving the way for his entry into international cricket.
International Debut Kohli made his international debut for India in an One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in August 2008. He had to wait a bit longer for his Test debut, which came against the West Indies in June 2011. Kohli’s early years in international cricket were marked by flashes of brilliance mixed with occasional inconsistency. However, his talent and determination soon saw him establish himself as a mainstay in the Indian team across all formats.
Playing Style Kohli’s batting style is characterized by impeccable technique, incredible timing, and a wide range of shots. He is particularly strong on the off-side, with cover drives and flicks being among his signature strokes. Kohli is known for his ability to adapt to different formats and situations, making him a versatile batsman. He has a remarkable ability to chase down targets in limited-overs cricket and has played several memorable innings under pressure. In Test cricket, Kohli has shown the ability to anchor the innings as well as accelerate the scoring rate when required.
Captaincy Kohli’s leadership journey began when he was appointed the captain of the Indian cricket team in the limited-overs formats in 2013, succeeding Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He took over the Test captaincy from Dhoni in 2014. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India has enjoyed significant success, including victories in bilateral series, ICC tournaments, and historic Test wins overseas. Kohli is known for his aggressive and passionate approach on the field, as well as his focus on fitness and team culture.
Records and Achievements Kohli has shattered numerous records throughout his career. He holds the record for the fastest player to score 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket. He is also the fastest Indian to score 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, and 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli has won several prestigious awards, including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) multiple times. He has been named in the ICC Test and ODI teams of the year on multiple occasions. Kohli’s consistency and hunger for runs have earned him widespread acclaim from cricketing experts and fans alike.
Off the Field Outside of cricket, Kohli is actively involved in philanthropy work and endorsements. He has endorsed numerous brands and is one of the highest-paid athletes globally. Kohli is also known for his charity work, particularly in the fields of child welfare and education. He has supported various initiatives aimed at providing education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Kohli’s philanthropic efforts have earned him praise and recognition beyond the cricketing world.
Personal Life In December 2017, Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy. The couple, often referred to as “Virushka” by fans, is one of India’s most influential celebrity pairs. They have been vocal about their support for each other’s careers and frequently share glimpses of their personal life on social media. Kohli and Sharma are known for their strong bond and have often spoken about their mutual admiration and respect for each other.

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