Famous Indian Personalities – VIRAT KOHLI
Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed batsman often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli was ranked eighth in ESPN‘s list of world’s most famous athletes in 2016.
Punjabi boy Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has an elder brother and a sister Vikash and Bhavna. According to his family, when he was three-years old, Kohli would pick up a cricket bat, start swinging it and ask his father to bowl at him.
Kohli’s father died on 18 December 2006 due to brain stroke after being bed-ridden for a month.
He once said,
“My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to practice everyday. I miss his presence sometimes.”
Kohli, first played for Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 in the Polly Umrigar Trophy. He was the leading run-getter for his team in that tournament with 172 runs at an average of 34.40. Kohli became the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy and scored 390 runs in 5 innings at an average of 78 including two centuries and two fifties.
In June 2013, Kohli featured in the ICC Champions Trophy in England which India won. He also scored a match-winning 144 against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match.
Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to make 1,000 runs in T20I cricket, reaching the milestone in his 27th innings.
Kohli is often described in the media as a youth icon and a sex symbol. He was the only sportsperson to be ranked in the top 50 of a “Sexiest Asian Men” poll in 2015.
Virat Kohli’s net worth in 2016 is $63 million including his salary, endorsements and his earnings from matches.
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