Virat Kohli-“The Run Machine”

Virat Kohli is one of the best Cricketer of the world. He is current Indian team Captain of all Three Formats and the highest paid Cricketer of the world. Only at the age of 30 he has achieved many things which others can not even think in their whole life.

Here are 24 amazing facts about the world’s favorite cricketer VIRAT KOHLI-

  1. Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi, he belongs to a Punjabi Family.
  2. Prem Kohli was his father and Saroj Kohli was his mother. His father was a lawyer.
  3. Virat has done his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School. His nickname is ‘Chikku’ which was given to him by his coach Amit Chowdhary, all his friends used to call him with this name.
  4. His father died on 18 December 2006 when he was playing Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka but he continues to play and saved his team by scoring a decent score of 90.
  5. His jersey no. is 18 as his father died on 18 December and he was just 18 year old when his father died.


  1. Kohli’s favorite cricketer is South African Batsman Herschelle Gibbs.
  2. He has led the Indian team in U-19 World Cup in 2008 and won the title.
  3. Virat got his first man of the match award from Gautam Gambhir, when he scored his maiden century against Sri Lanka.
  4. Kohli became the first Indian player to score a century on World Cup debut against Bangladesh.
  5. Kohli is the fastest Indian batsman to reach the milestone of 1000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 10000 runs in ODI cricket.
  6. Virat has played for Royal Challengers Banglore for 11 consecutive years in I.P.L and only player in the history of I.P.L who has not been auctioned.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Shri Virat Kohli, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 30, 2017.


  1. Virat is the only player to score 500 runs is a Bilateral Series.
  2. He also holds the record for fastest century by an Indian against Australia in 52 balls.
  3. He is an only Asian Captain to win a test match in South Africa, England and Australia.
  4. Virat is the only player to score century in reduced O.D.I match of 15 overs.
  5. He is the co-owner of F.C. Goa and many other teams in different sports.
  6. Kohli is the only Indian Batsman to score three consecutive ODI centuries against West Indies in 2018.
  7. In 2012, at the age of 23 he was named as the ICC ODI Cricketer.
  8. Virat Kohli is also a dog lover and have a pet named Bruno. Once he has adopted fifteen dogs.
  9. Karishma Kapoor was his first crush but he married to Anushka Sharma on 11 December in 2017 in Italy.



  1. He is a tattoos lover as he is having 4 tattoos as well as he is also a car lover having a large no. of Car collection and brand ambassador of Audi.
  2. Kohli is the only Indian to score century against Pakistan in World Cup.
  3. Virat is fitness conscious but he loves to eat Japanese cuisine especially sushi.

After Sachin Tendulkar and MS DhoniVirat is the only Indian cricketer to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award.


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