Virat Kohli, who is the most followed Cricketer in Twitter and Facebook will end up being a legend tomorrow. This shining star has certainly earned many distinctions in the past few years. He is one of the top competitors in today’s sporting globe.
His skill, responsibility, and determination on the cricket field has earned the adoration of everyone, while his swagger keeps the marketing field fellows very much interested.
Here we bring you 10 amazing facts about Virat Kohli you probably did not know:-
- Virat Kohli’s first crush was Bollywood actress Karishma Kapoor
Karishma Kapoor, the beautiful Bollywood actress was Kohli’s first crush. He revealed this story at a Media Conference in January 2015 amid the Test Series down-under in Australia. She was his childhood crush he told.
- This Cricketing superstar loves tattoos in his body
The dashing handsome from Delhi has four tattoos in his body in total. Samurai Warrior is the one he loves the most.
- At the age of 18, he proved that he is a true sportsman and a genuine team player
A professional sportsman’s most noteworthy character is not letting your personal life cruise in the path of your sporting career. Virat first came into the spotlight while playing for Delhi against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy on the very day of his dad’s death. He showed awesome character to remain focused and continue to bat, and eventually went on to score 90.
- Virat was given the nickname ‘Chikku’
When he was a child, the state coach of Delhi, Ajit Chaudhary gave him a nickname. It was ‘Chikku’. His Indian teammates call him by this name. Virat started his schooling at Vishal Bharti and then shifted to Savier Convent.
- In 2012 he was named as “One of the 10 Best Dressed Men” of the World
Surprisingly that list also included United States President Barrack Obama. SportsPro has ranked Kohli as the thirteenth most marketable sportsman on the planet – Rory McIlroy, Neymar, and Usain Bolt also featured in that list.
- Stood at the other end when Sachin played the last ball of his ODI career
Virat was at the other end during Tendulkar’s last ODI innings. Playing Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2012 in Dhaka, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar had a crucial 133-run partnership that helped India in their run-chase of 330. Tendulkar was dismissed for 52, whereas Kohli went on to score a match-winning 183.
- Fastest Century by an Indian
Virat Kohli holds the record for scoring the fastest century by an Indian in ODIs. He did that against Australia scoring a century off just 52 balls.
- Virat Kohli Foundation
He runs The ‘Virat Kohli Foundation’ for underprivileged kids which shows he believes in giving it back to society.
- The highest earning cricketer
Lately, BCCI has revealed the salaries of all players in IPL and it is known that Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer in the tournament with INR 15 crore.
- Century in World Cup Debut
During the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut. He also became the first and only cricketer to hit centuries in the opening match of two consecutive World Cups after his century against Pakistan in 2015 ICC World Cup.