Virat Kohli Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of the Indian national cricket team. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and as a right-handed batsman for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Kohli made his Test debut in 2011. He reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013. He has won the Man of the Tournament twice in the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). He also holds the world record for the fastest 23,000 international career runs.

Virat Kohli Height, Age
  • Birth: 05 November 1988 (Age 33 years)
  • Nickname: Chiku
  • Mother: Saroj Kohli
  • Father: Prem Kohli
  • Education: Vishal Bharti Public School
  • Height: 5 ft 9 inch
  • Profession: Cricketer
  • Batting style: Right-handed batter
  • Bowling style: Right-arm medium bowler
  • Spouse: Anushka Sharma
  • Daughter: Vamika
  • Net Worth: Rs. 980 crores (approx)
  • Instagram: @virat.kohli
  • Awards: Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri

Early Life

Virat Kohli was born on 05 November 1988, in Delhi, India, to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli. His father Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer who died in 2006 and his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. He was bred in Delhi's Uttam Nagar and he went to Vishal Bharti Public School for his schooling and Saviour Convent. Kohli's father was bedridden for a month and died on 18 December 2006 from cardiac arrest.

Kohli's Debuts and Lasts

Kohli made his Test debut on 20 June 2011 against West Indies and played his last test match on 11 January 2022 against South Africa. His ODI debut was on 18 August 2008, in which he played against Sri Lanka and his last ODI match was on 28 March 2021 against England. He made his T20I debut on 12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe and played the last T20I on 08 November 2021 against Namibia.

Cricket Career

Kohli was part of the first batch of the newly created West Delhi Cricket Academy (1998) and received training under Rajkumar Sharma. Virat made his cricket debut with the Delhi Under-15 team, in October 2002, in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy and lead the team to the next trophy. Later on, he was selected in the Delhi Under-17 team for the 2003-04 Vijay Merchant Trophy where he scored the highest number of runs.

When he turned 18, Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu wherein he scored 10 runs. In July 2006, he made his debut in the Under-19 team during India's tour of England. India won both ODI and Test series. Kohli made his T20 debut next year and emerged as the highest run-scorer in the Inter-State T20 Championship with 179 runs.

The year 2008 was a life-changing year for Kohli. Firstly, he captained the Under-19 Cricket World Cup-winning team. Second, he was bought by RCB for $30,000 on a youth contract for IPL and he also made his international debut in the same year.

After recovering from his injury, Kohli replaced Goutam Gambhir for the tri-series in Sri Lanka and played at no. 4 in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy as Yuvraj Singh was suffering from an injury.

For the tri-nation ODI tournament in Bangladesh in 2010, Tendulkar was rested, thereby enabling Kohli to play in each match. Due to his wonderful performance in Bangladesh, he was praised by the then captain MS Dhoni.

Kohli was part of the World Cup-winning team in 2011 and became the first Indian batsman to score a century on his World Cup debut.

In his Test debut, he played against West Indies at Kingston and his performance was not good in the series. His total runs were only 76 for five innings. But soon he saw his abilities and became the first Indian batsman to score a century against Pakistan in a World Cup match in 2015.

During South Africa's tour of the Indian cricket team, he became the fastest batsman in the world to make 1,000 runs in T20I cricket, achieving the feat in his 27th innings. Later, during the ODI tour of Australia, Kohli emerged as the fastest batsman in the world to cross the 7000-run mark in ODIs, and the fastest to score 25 centuries.

Kohli became the first batsman to score six double hundreds as a captain, during the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home in 2017. In The same year, he scored a total of 2818 international runs which was the third-highest by an Indian in a calendar year and the highest ever by an Indian player.

He ranked no. 1 in the ICC Test rankings, in August 2018. With this, he became the seventh Indian batter to achieve this milestone. He became the first Indian, first captain and tenth overall to hit three successive centuries in ODIs in October 2018.


For the tri-series in Zimbabwe in 2010, Kohli was made vice-captain and Raina was named captain while. In this series, Kohli emerged as the fastest Indian batsman to reach 1,000 ODI runs.

For the 2012 Asia Cup, Kohli was appointed as vice-captain due to his excellent performance in Australia. In 2013, Kohli captained the West Indies tri-series winning team after Dhoni injured himself during the match and also captained a five-match ODI tour of Zimbabwe, which was won by India by 5-0.

In the 2014 ICC World T20 Competition, Kohli was named vice-captain, where India emerged as the runner ups and Kohli as Man of the Tournament as he amassed 319 runs in the tournament. Kohli captained India in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka which India won by 5-0. It was the fourth whitewash under in India's ODI history and the second in his captaincy.

Kohli led India in the first Test of the Australian tour which was his test captaincy debut and scored 115 runs in the first innings, and become the fourth Indian to score a hundred on his test captaincy debut. M.S.Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket at the conclusion of the third match between India and Australia, and now Virat Kohli was appointed as the full-time Test captain ahead of the fourth Test at Sydney, where Kohli scored 147 in the first innings and became the first batter in the Test cricket history to score three hundred in his first three innings as Test captain. For the 2016 World Twenty20, he was named as captain of the 'Team of the Tournament' by the ICC.

In the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Kohli captained India, in which India entered the finals but lost to Pakistan. He also captained the 2019 Cricket World Cup where India failed to reach the finals after losing the semi-final match against New Zealand. India's first whitewash under Kohli's captaincy was India's tour of New Zealand in 2020. He also captained the Royal challengers Bangalore IPL team, for 8 seasons but failed to win a trophy.

Personal information

Virat Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2013. The couple soon received the nickname Virushka from their fans. Virat and Anuskha married on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy. The couple welcomed a daughter named Vamika.

Sports Honours

  1. ICC ODI Player of the Year 2012
  2. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) 2017
  3. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men's Cricketer of the Decade) 2011–2020
  4. ICC ODI Team of the Year 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (Captain)
  5. ICC Test Player of the Year 2018
  6. ICC Test Team of the Year 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (Captain)
  7. ICC Spirit of Cricket 2019
  8. ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Decade 2011–2020
  9. ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade 2011–2020 (Captain)
  10. ICC Men's ODI Team of the Decade 2011–2020
  11. ICC Men's T20I Team of the Decade 2011–2020
  12. Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  13. Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 2016, 2017, 2018
  14. CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19
  15. Barmy Army - International Player of the Year 2017, 2018

Other honours and Awards

  1. People's Choice Awards India For Favourite Sportsperson 2012
  2. CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017
  3. DDCA renamed a stand after him at Arun Jaitley stadium, Delhi.
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