Virat Kohli: “The Royal king of Cricket” Profile| Age| Career Stats| Records

Virat Kohli, or King Kohli, aka “The Run Machine”, is not just a name now; it has become a brand. He has taken the cricket world by storm, shattering some of the major records in all three international cricket formats. His life story is full of hard work, dedication, and passion to improve himself in every stage of his life to become what he is now. Follow the cricket journey of Virat Kohli, one of the cricket legends of our time who has risen to greatness and proven that hard work and perseverance are the keys to achieving success in your life.

Childhood days of Virat Kohli:

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Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988, to Prem Kohli (his father) and Saroj Kohli (her mother) in Delhi, India, and as of 2023, he is 34 years old. His father worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother is a homemaker. He is the youngest of his 3 siblings, and his childhood was spent in the Uttam Nagar locality that comes under West Delhi district. His father was very supportive and always encouraged him to play cricket. At the young age of 9, he joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy under the guidance of his cricketing coach, Rajkumar Sharma.

He studied at Vishal Bharti Public School and later at Saviour School, passing his senior secondary from the latter, and at that time he was managing his studies and sports simultaneously. His father died due to a cerebral attack in 2006, and after that tragic incident when he lost his father, who supported him throughout his life, he became more mature and disciplined towards his life and career, as per Virat Kohli’s mother.

Virat Kohli’s Journey in Domestic and International Cricket:

Virat Kohli’s domestic cricket journey started in 2002 though he didn’t get selected in the under 14 Delhi cricket team despite his good performance he managed to found a spot in under 15 Delhi cricket team and captained it in the year 2003-04 and with his exceptional performance in the whole season with 2 centuries and with the end of the year 2004 he got selected for Delhi’s U-17 team in Vijay Merchant trophy and in just 4 matches he managed to score 470 runs, later on in 2005-06 he was the flag bearer of his team’s scoreboard and scored 757 runs in the tournament making him the highest run scorer of that year’s tournament.

He was appraised by the then coach, Ajit Chaudhary. Later on, he improved his batting technique and in the year 2006 Virat Kohli made his debut in List A cricket or Ranji Trophy, after that he had his first class debut in the year 2006, but that didn’t end up well as he didn’t score even a half-century in his first 3 matches and in the same year his father passed away, despite of his father’s demise he returned to play the match and played an impressive innings of 90 runs that helped his team in avoiding the follow-on.

After completing his inning, he attended his father’s funeral and said him a last good bye. Cricket legends like Venkatesh Prasad and Chetan Chauhan praised King Kohli for his indomitable attitude towards the sport.

Kohli got selected in the India U-19 cricket team for the tour of England, where he played exceptionally. He continued his perfect batting performance against both spin and pace bowlers, and in the year 2008, he got the chance of leading the U-19 cricket squad for the U-19 cricket world cup, and under his captaincy, the Indian team managed to clinch the world cup.

International Cricket Career in brief

Virat Kohli’s international cricket career started back in the year 2008, when he got selected for the tour of Sri Lanka and for the champions trophy which was going to be held in Pakistan, this young lad scored a half century in the fourth ODI match of the series before his maiden century in international cricket, he went through lots of ups and downs but remained dedicated towards his game and strengthens his skills and in the year 2009 when he replaced Yuvraj Singh who got injured during the tri-series in Sri Lanka, Kohli capitalized this opportunity and proved his caliber by scoring hi maiden century (107 runs of 114 balls).

After that he had his test debut in the year 2011 against West Indies, but his performance were not up to the mark as he managed to score only 4 and 15 runs in his short innings. Going through ups and downs he remained agile to his discipline and strengthening his skills and got the captaincy of India’s test team in 2014 after MS Dhoni’s retirement from test cricket.

Virat Kohli’s IPL career so far:

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In the very first season of the Indian Premier League, he was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore, and in the year 2013, he got the captaincy of the team and played some crucial knocks for his team over the years, but he failed to lift the IPL trophy despite reaching the finals three times in the IPL in 2009, 2011, and 2016. He has been playing for the same franchise since his inception in the IPL.

Kohli’s Career stats in IPL, T20, ODI and test Cricket:

FormatBatting AverageBowling AverageCenturiesHalf centuries
Test cricket48.932828

Personal and Social Life of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is quite active on social media platforms and loves to share memories with his followers. He got married to a renowned Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, in 2017, and the couple have a daughter named “Vamika”, Outside of cricket, he is also known for his fashion sense and personality. He also shares co-ownership of the football club FC Goa and runs his own NGO, the “Virat Kohli Foundation,” to create awareness among underprivileged children.

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