On 5th November 1998, a baby was born in Kohli family in Delhi named Virat Kohli. The son of Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli is raised up in Delhi. Kohli was raised up in a middle-class family. His father was a criminal lawyer and mother was a housewife. He has one elder brother named Vikash Kohli and one elder sister named Bhavana Kohli.
Noone knew that this Delhi lad will represent the country one day and make his family and India proud. Today, Kohli is representing team India at international level by holding the position of Captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-handed top ordered batsman is one of the best batsmen in the world. He also plays for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in the Indian premier league. Before being the part of an international cricket team, Kohli brought the trophy of under 19 cricket world cup to home. The team gets a victory in Malaysia under the captaincy of Kohli in 2008. He soon established himself and became the role model of millions of youngsters, not only in India but all over the world.
Virat dated the Bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma but the things get tough for them and they broke up in 2016 which was bad turn in their relationship. After a lot of struggle and compromises, they patched up again. Later, they realized their love and tied knot of marriage in Italy. The heart of millions of girls got hitched with Bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma in 2017. The couples got nickname ‘Virushka’ named by their fans.
Virat is the man who always made headlines in newspapers, new channels, and magazines for his good deeds, performance, hard work and achievements. He has set many new records and his inspiration for millions of people. He earned this respect and love only due to his hard work that’s why today he is known as one of the best cricketer or sportsperson in the world. He is one of the legendary player team India has. He has set a lot of new records and always proofed himself as the best player.
Most of the people don’t know about him to the fullest. People know about him as the captain of team India. What are the hidden facts about the Virat Kohli is only known by few people? So, here are some unknown facts about the captain of India.
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Unknown facts about VIRAT KOHLI
There are some unknown facts about the legendary cricketer Virat Kohli which is not known by everyone. Let’s have some glimpse on Virat Kohli’s unknown facts:-
- Kohli is superstitious:-
Kohli once admitted that he is superstitious. Being an international cricketer he believes in superstitious. He used to wear black wristband and kara on his right hand since 2012 as cricket superstitious. He believes that they are his lucky charm. he himself accepted this in an interview.
- His second favorite sport is football:-
Kohli is interested in football after cricket. His second choice is football. He is also a co-owner of INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE club of GOA. He accepted that he used to invest in the club as he wants football to grow in India. He said that he invest for his future safety because cricket will not be for last forever. He is keeping all his options open after retirement. In Spite of cricket and football, he is also a co-owner of international tennis league and Pro wrestling league. This proofs that he is not only limited to cricket but he is interested in other sports too.
- Fitness freak:-
Everyone knows about the physical, mental and emotional fitness about Kohli. Kohli invested 90 crores to start the chain of gyms and fitness center across the country. He even started children fitness center in partnership with Stepathlon lifestyles. He cares about his fitness and we can see that on the ground. It proofs that why he is one of the best players in the world. We can say that he is a true sportsman and he will always be.
- Endorse with different brands:-
In 2018 Kohli endorsed with different brands like American Tourister, Audi, BOOST, Colgate-Palmolive, Gillette, Gionne, Herbalife, MRF, Manyavar, New era, PUMA, Punjab National bank, Tissot, Uber, VICKS, etc. He is the brand ambassador of different brands.
- Virat’s first crush:-
In an interview, Virat revealed his first crush name and it was none other than Bollywood diva Karishma Kappor.now he is happily married to Anushka Sharma, who is a Bollywood actress.
- Nickname, ‘ Cheeku’:-
We often heard that his team member call him cheeku due to which everyone knows that his nickname is Cheeku. But do you know who gave him this nickname? It is given by his former coach Ajit Chaudhary when he joined the Delhi Ranji team.
- In the List of top 10:-
Not only for cricket, but Virat is also known for his good looks and charms. He is in the list of top 10 Best Dressed International Men in 2012 that also includes former US President Barrack Obama. And by getting this title he once again made India proud but not by cricket but this time by his looks and dressing sense.
- Marketable sportsperson:-
He was rated as the 13th most marketable sportsperson in the world by Sportspro. In the list, Virat name was remarked which includes Christiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt. He proofed that he is one of the great players in team India. He recognized by marketable sportsperson too after this ranking.
- Tattoos craze:-
Virat loves tattoos. He has some tattoos on his body which clearly tells about the story of his life and inspiration and beliefs. His tattoos include Shiva, monastery, samurai warrior, names of his parents, test cap number 269, god’s eyes, AUM and ODI cap number 175. This shows his craze about tattoos.
- Favorite food:-
No doubt being Punjabi boy Kohli is a foodie and favorite food of Virat Kohli is kheer and mutton biryani cooked by his mother. We can call him a typical Punjabi India boy who loves the food cooked by his mom.
- Involved in charity:-
Virat Kohli introduced charity foundation in 2013 named ‘VIRAT KOHLI FOUNDATION’. It works for underprivileged children. It conducts different programs and events to collect funds for the children. It raises funds for charitable causes. It proofs that he is not only a great player but he is also a great human being. His foundation helps many children and work for their better future. He is involved in charity with all his heart.
- Awards and achievement:-
He has got different awards and achievement until now. He has got Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2013. He even got the title of ‘ICC ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR’ in 2012. In 2011-12 and 2014-15 seasons, he was awarded ‘BCCI INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR.’
- Fastest century:-
Virat Kohli name was remarked in the history of cricket as he made the record of the fastest century in ODI by Indian cricketer and he made this record in only 52 balls against Australia in 2013.