Virat Kohli is a popular Indian international cricketer who is also the present captain of the Indian cricket team in the test format. He is often regarded as the aggressive and one of the best players in the batsmen in the world.
Apart from being the captain of the Indian Cricket team during the test matches, Kohli was also appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the ODI format. He has also captained the team for many instances in absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Some of the records that he holds include being the fastest batsman scoring 5000 runs. He has also scored 1,000 runs in ODI runs for four consecutive years. After MS Dhoni‘s retirement from all forms of cricket, Virat Kohli succeeded as the captain of Indian cricket team in 2017.
Early life and education
Virat Kohli was born on November 05, 1988 in Delhi to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli. His father was a criminal attorney while his mother is a housewife. He has two older siblings, one brother, Vikash and one older sister, Bhavna.
Kohli did his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School. He was later admitted to the West Delhi Cricket Academy in the year 1998. Kohli lost his father on December 18, 2006 due to brain stroke and it was a rough patch for the Kohli family.
Virat Kohli – Records
(as on January 2017)
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 53 176 45 85
Runs scored 4,209 7,570 1,657 6458
Batting average 50.10 52.94 57.17 51.66
100s/50s 15/14 26/38 0/16 22/22
Top score 235 183 90* 211
Virat Kohli’s records include the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to score 10 ODI centuries, and the fastest cricketer to score 5000 ODI runs. He is the second batmasn to score more than 1000 runs in four successive calendar years. For both T20 and IPL, Virat Kohli holds the records for maximum runs in a single tournament. He is the only batsman in the world to score more than 50 runs as average, in all forms of cricket.
Virat Kohli has been in a steady relationship with the famous Indian actress Anushka Sharma since 2015 and the couple are rumoured to have been getting engaged in December 2016.
Career outside cricket
Apart from the several achievements in the field on cricket, Kohli has also been steadily involved in endorsing a number of brands. Some of the most notable brands that he is connected to include Adidas, Audi, Herbalife, MRF, Vicks, Fastrack, and Fair & Lovely et cetera.
Apart from13 brands that Kohli is known to endorse, he is a co-owner of six businesses which include a clothing line and a gym chain called Chisel Fitness. He is also in talks to start his own perfume and start a technological venture, too.
Virat Kohli – Salary and Net Worth
Virat Kohli has an estimated net worth of $46 million. It has also been found out that he has an annual salary of $7.1 million from cricket (including IPL and BCCI contracts)and endorsements valued at $20 million, taking his annual salary to $27.1 million.
The Arjuna Award winner bought a Rs. 34 crore luxurious house in Worli, Mumbai. The house is 7171 square feet, sea-facing property on Tower C, 35th floor.