Virat Kohli Biography 2024, Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, News, Career, Education, Net Worth & Awards

Virat Kohli Biography Virat Kohli, born on 5 November 1988, is an Indian cricketer who previously served as the captain of the Indian national cricket team. Known for his exceptional batting skills, he plays for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the IPL and represents Delhi in domestic cricket. Kohli is recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history and is considered the best of the 21st century. He holds records for the highest run-scorer in T20I and IPL, ranks third in ODI, and holds the fourth position in international cricket. Additionally, he has the most centuries in ODI cricket and ranks second in the list of most international centuries scored. Kohli was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He also led India to win the ICC Test mace three times consecutively in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli resigned as the Test captain of Team India following India’s defeat in the Test series against South Africa. He made the announcement via social media on January 15. In 2021, Kohli had already declared his intention to step down as India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma took over as India’s white-ball captain in December 2021. With Kohli relinquishing captaincy in all formats of cricket, it’s worth exploring his background, age, family, education, career, statistics, net worth, and other details.

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Virat Kohli Biography: Birth, Age, Family and Education

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli in Delhi, India. His father was a criminal lawyer while his mother is a housewife. He was bred in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar and attended Vishal Bharti Public School and Saviour Convent. Kohli’s father was bed-ridden for a month and succumbed to cardiac arrest on 18 December 2006.

Virat Kohli Biography 2024 Quick Info

Birth

5 November 1988

Age

36 years

Nickname

Chiku

Parents

  • Saroj Kohli (Mother)
  • Prem Kohli (Father)

Education

  • Vishal Bharti Public School
  • Saviour Convent

Height 

5 ft 9 inch

Profession

Cricketer

Batting style

Right-handed batter

Bowling style

Right-arm medium bowler

Wife

Anushka Sharma

Daughter

Vamika 

Net Worth

Rs. 980 crore (approx)

Instagram

@virat.kohli

Awards

  •  Arjuna Award
  • Padma Shri
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Virat Kohli Wife

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been residing in Mumbai since getting married back in 2017, and their respective professions largely require them to be in the country. 

Virat Kohli Wife and Daughter: In 2013, he initiated a relationship with Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, leading to the couple being affectionately called Virushka. They got married in a private event on 11 December 2017 in Florence, Italy. Their daughter, Vamika, was born to the couple.

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Virat Kohli IPL Auction Price History 2018, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024

Year

Price

Team

2018

17.00 Cr

Bangalore

2019

17.00 Cr

Bangalore

2020

17.00 Cr

Bangalore

2021

17.00 Cr

Bangalore

2022

15.00 Cr

Bangalore

2023

15.00 Cr

Bangalore

2024

15.00 Cr

Bangalore

Virat Kohli: Debut and Last Matches

Format

Debut

Last

Test

20 June 2011 against West Indies

11 January 2022 against South Africa

ODI

18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka

28 March 2021 against England

T20I

12 June 2010 against Zimbabwe

8 November 2021 against Namibia

Virat Kohli Early life

Virat Kohli was born in Delhi on 5 November 1988 to a Punjabi Hindu family. His father, Prem Nath Kohli, was a criminal lawyer, while his mother, Saroj Kohli, was a housewife. Kohli has an older brother named Vikas and an older sister named Bhawna. His childhood was in Uttam Nagar, where he started his education at Vishal Bharti Public School. From a very young age, Kohli showed a keen interest in cricket and would often ask his father to bowl to him while showcasing his natural talent with a cricket bat.

In 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy (WDCA) was established. Prem Kohli supported his son’s passion for cricket by connecting him with Rajkumar Sharma. Despite challenges, Kohli joined the under-15 Delhi team after training at WDCA and playing matches at the Sumeet Dogra Academy in Vasundhara Enclave. He later moved to Saviour Convent School to focus on his cricket career.

On 18 December 2006, Kohli lost his father to a cerebral attack. His father was instrumental in supporting his cricket training during his childhood. Kohli credits his father for driving him to practice daily and expresses missing him. After his father’s passing, Kohli took cricket more seriously, dedicating himself fully to the sport. The family lived in Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon.

Virat Kohli Cricket Career

The West Delhi Cricket Academy was established in 1998, with Kohli being among the inaugural batch of trainees under the guidance of Rajkumar Sharma. Kohli’s cricket journey began in October 2002 when he played for the Delhi Under-15 team in the Polly Umrigar Trophy, eventually captaining the team in the subsequent tournament. He excelled in the 2003-04 Vijay Merchant Trophy as the top run-scorer while representing the Delhi Under-17 team. At 18 years old, Kohli debuted for Delhi in first-class cricket against Tamil Nadu, scoring 10 runs. His Under-19 debut came in July 2006 during India’s tour of England, where he contributed to India’s victories in both ODI and Test series. The following year, Kohli entered the T20 arena and achieved the highest run tally in the Inter-State T20 Championship with 179 runs.

The year 2008 proved to be transformative for Kohli as he led the Under-19 Cricket World Cup-winning team, secured a $30,000 youth contract with RCB for the IPL, and made his international debut. Subsequently, after a minor injury, Kohli took over Gambhir’s position in the tri-series in Sri Lanka and batted at no. 4 during the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy while filling in for the injured Yuvraj Singh. In the 2010 tri-nation ODI tournament in Bangladesh, Tendulkar’s absence allowed Kohli to participate in every match, leading to praise from then-captain MS Dhoni for his outstanding performance.

Kohli was a member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team and was the first Indian batsman to achieve a century on his World Cup debut. He had a disappointing Test debut against West Indies in Kingston, scoring only 76 runs in five innings. In 2015, he made history by scoring a century against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Kohli set a new record during South Africa’s tour of India as the quickest batsman to reach 1,000 runs in T20I cricket, achieving this milestone in his 27th innings. Additionally, during the ODI tour of Australia, he set records for being the fastest batsman to surpass 7,000 runs in ODIs and to achieve 25 centuries.

In the 2017 Test series against Sri Lanka, he made history by becoming the first captain to achieve six double centuries. That year, he accumulated a total of 2818 international runs, the third-highest for an Indian in a single year and the highest ever by an Indian player. By August 2018, he claimed the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings, joining the ranks of seven other Indian batters who have accomplished this feat. Furthermore, in October 2018, he made history again by being the first Indian, first captain, and tenth overall player to score three consecutive centuries in ODIs.

Virat Kohli Salary

Salary – Retainer Fee – INR 7 crore

Test Fee – INR 15 Lakh

ODI Fee – INR 6 lakh

T20 Fee – INR 3 Lakh

IPL 2022 – INR 15 crore

Virat Kohli Net Worth 2024

  • Income – INR 228.09 crore per annum
  • Net Worth (Approx) – 1155 crore

Virat Kohli Stats

Batting Summary

Format

Matches

Innings

Runs

Highest Score

100s

50s

Test

99

168

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7962

254*

27

28

ODI

254

245

12169

183

43

62

T20I

95

87

3227

94*

0

29

FC

131

216

10211

254*

34

36

List A

288

278

13611

183

47

70

T20

324

307

10204

113

5

75

Bowling Summary

Format

Matches

Innings

Balls

Runs

Wickets

Test

99

11

175

84

0

ODI

254

48

641

665

4

T20I

95

12

146

198

4

FC

131

25

643

338

3

List A

288

55

705

726

4

T20

324

44

454

661

8

Virat Kohli Awards and Honours

Virat Kohli Awards

1. NATIONAL

2013 – Arjuna Award

2017 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award

2018 – Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honor.

2. ICC

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade): 2011–2020

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017, 2018

ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017, 2018

ICC Test Player of the Year: 2018

ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (Captain)

ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (Captain)

ICC Spirit of Cricket: 2019

ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2011–2020

ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade: 2011–2020 (Captain)

ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade: 2011–2020

ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade: 2011–2020

ICC Men’s Player of the Month: October 2022

ICC ODI Player of the Year- 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Player of the Tournament

3. BCCI

Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

4. OTHER HONOURS

Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016, 2017, 2018

CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19

Indian Premier League Orange Cap for most runs: 2016

Barmy Army – International Player of the Year: 2017, 2018

ESPNcricinfo – ODI Batting Performance of the Year: 2012

People’s Choice Awards India For Favourite Sportsperson: 2012

CNN-News18 Indian of the Year: 2017

Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) renamed a stand after Kohli at Arun Jaitley stadium, Delhi

National Honours

Virat Kohli was the recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri in 2017, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.

Sports Honours

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade) in 2011–2020
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012
  • ICC Test Player of the Year in 2018
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
  • ICC Test Team of the Year in 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
  • ICC Spirit of Cricket in 2019
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade in 2011–2020
  • ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade in 2011–2020 (captain)
  • ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade in 2011–2020
  • CC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade in 2011–2020
  • Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19
  • 1Barmy Army – International Player of Year in 2017, 2018

Virat Kohli Favourites

Shots

Cover Drive, Flick 

Batsmen

Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, David Warner, Joe Root, Shane Watson, Herschelle Gibbs

Bowler

Shane Warne

Cricket Stadium

Adelaide Oval, Australia

Commentator

Harsha Bhogle 

Food

Rajma Chawal, Mushroom Googly Dim Sums, Pearl Barley Risotto, Tartar Topped on Avocado, Super Food Salad 

Actors

Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Aamir Khan

Actresses

Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Penelope Cruz

Bollywood Movies

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Border, Ishq, 3 Idiots

Hollywood Movies

Iran Man, Rocky 4, Southpaw

TV Shows

Homeland, Narcos, Breaking Bad

Musicians

Asrar, Eminem

Car

Aston Martin

Basketball Player

Kobe Bryant 

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)

5′ 9″ (175 cm)

Eye Colour

Dark Brown

Hair Colour

Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth5 November 1988 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024)36 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signScorpio
Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownDelhi, India
School• Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi
• Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi
CollegeN/A
Educational Qualification12th standard
FamilyFather– Late Prem Kohli (Criminal lawyer)
Mother– Saroj Kohli (Homemaker)
Sister– Bhawna Kohli (Elder)
Brother– Vikas Kohli (Elder)
Coach/MentorRaj Kumar Sharma
ReligionHinduism
CasteKhatri
Food HabitVegetarian (turned vegetarian in October 2019)
AddressDLF City Phase-1, Block-C, Gurugram
Likes & DislikesLikes– Watching Roger Federer playing, watching old cricket videos, he likes Soccer and Tennis beside Cricket, Loves to drive, crazy for sushi (food), meeting old friends
Dislikes– Too many guests at home, sitting idle for long time
HobbiesWorkout, travelling, singing, dancing

Girls, Family & More

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSarah-Jane Dias (Actress, rumour)
Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, rumour)
Izabelle Leite (Brazilian model, rumour)
Mansha Bahl (Model, Actress)
Anushka Sharma (Actress)
Wife/SpouseAnushka Sharma
Marriage Date11 December 2017
ChildrenSon– Akaay (born on 15 February 2024)
Daughter– Vamika (born on 11 January 2021)

Money Factor

Assets/Properties• A mansion in Gurugram, Haryana
• An apartment on 35th floor with a view of Arabian Sea in Worli, Mumbai
• A flat in Versova, Mumbai
• An eight-acre land at Alibaug, a coastal town situated in the south of Mumbai – Reportedly, Virat and Anushka jointly bought the property in two separate deals, and it cost around Rs 19 crores. 
• A 2,000 sq ft villa in Avas Living, Alibaug; he bought the property for Rs 6 crore.
Note: In August 2023, The Times of India reported that Virat Kohli was planning to build a cricket pitch at his Alibaug farmhouse; however, Virat denied the reports through an Instagram story.
Salary/Income (as of 2023)Test Fee: Rs. 15 lakh/match
ODI Fee: Rs. 6 lakh/match
T20I Fee: Rs. 3 lakh/match
IPL: Rs. 15 crore/annum
Note: He earns around Rs. 175 crores/annum from his brand endorsements, and he charges Rs 8.9 crore and Rs 2.5 crore per post on Instagram and Twitter respectively. In June 2024, his brand value was $227.9 million.
Net Worth (approx.)$126 million (as of June 2024)

Social Media And School

SCHOOL

Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi; Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi

VIRAT KHOHLI’S INSTAGRAM

@virat.kohli

VIRAT KHOHLI’S FACEBOOK

@virat.kohli

VIRAT KHOHLI’S TWITTER

@imVkohli

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