Happy birthday Virat Kohli: The angry young man of cricket world
When Virat smacks the ball through the covers, life appears to be lovely. God is aware of how he consistently bridges the gap.
Virat began playing cricket in the summer of 1998. Virat and his brother Vikas were driven by their father Prem Kohli to a cricket camp in west Delhi.
The youngest person there was Virat. Because of this, he had to put in a lot of effort to keep up with the others. So he did. Under the careful eye of coach Sharma, the tenacious child grilled and toiled diligently. These "extra" efforts may have served as the cornerstones for the Virat Kohli of today.
On November 23, 2006, Kohli made his Ranji Trophy debut against Tamil Nadu. The young player's dedication to cricket was on display to the globe in December when he chose to play for Delhi against Karnataka despite losing his father the day before. The unfortunate occurrence, however, didn't stop him from scoring an important 90 runs.
Virat received the captain's armband to lead the India U-19 team at the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia after excelling both in the U-19 team and the championship-winning Delhi side.
And it turned out that was a crucial choice. With a 12-run victory over England in the championship match, Kohli would go on to lead the young team to victory.
A number of men seated in the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai were closely watching Virat Kohli as he played the best cricket of his teenage years in Malaysia. K Srikkanth served as the chairman of this selection panel for the Indian cricket team.
Another fortunate recall for Kohli — this time for a series against Sri Lanka — came about because of an injury to Gautam Gambhir. In 2009 Champions Trophy and a series against Australia, Kohli's first century came in the fourth one-day international of the series against Sri Lanka. The 224-run partnership he shared with Gautam Gambhir earned him the title of "Man of the Match," according to Gambhir.
Kohli's first century came in the fourth one-day international of the series against Sri Lanka. The 224-run partnership he shared with Gautam Gambhir earned him the title of "Man of the Match," according to Gambhir. Kohli played in his first T20 international game against Zimbabwe in India's tour of Zimbabwe. The date in question was June 12, 2010.
Kohli also made a fantastic debut! In addition to stitching an unbroken 64-run partnership with Yusuf Pathan in the chase to see India home, he hit a critical 26 not out off 21 balls. Things have drastically changed if you compare Kohli of today to that day. In all formats, he serves as the team's captain for India. In the T20I format, he averages 50!
He was born in a Delhi-based Punjabi family. Prem Kohli, Virat Kohli's father, was a criminal defense attorney, and Saroj, his mother, is a housewife. Vikash, a brother, and Bhavna, a sister, are Virat's two older siblings.
Bollywood and cricket have always been a match made in heaven. Thus, it comes as no surprise that one of the most successful people in the nation, Virat Kohli, is married to Anushka Sharma, a well-known actress. The Indian captain attributes his success to his wife who has taught him on remaining emotionally strong and behaving in a mature manner. Virat and Anushka is one of the most popular couples in the country today. Beside this, major brands like Manyawar, Google Duo, and others have developed marketing campaigns with the two stars in a number of well-known TV commercials.
Virat Kohli, a great name in cricket today, is the brand ambassador of many brands. Here is a list:
Mobile Premier League
Sun Pharma’s Volini
Too Yumm, Tissot
Audi India, Manyavar
Royal Challenge Alcohol
Remit 2 India
Boost Energy Drink
Amaze inverters and batteries
American Tourister Colgate
Clear Anti Dandruff Shampoo.
Social Media presence
Virat Kohli’s instagram account is the top most followed account by netizens with 221 million followers. He has 50 million followers on Facebook and 51.5 million followers on Twitter. His twitter bio says: “A proud husband and father.”