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Virat Kohli was born on the 5th of November 1988, into a Punjabi Hindu family. He is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of India’s national men’s cricket team. His nickname is Cheeku. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman. Kohli is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation.
Virat Kohli birthday place is Uttam Nagar and started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School. In 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy was created and a nine-year-old Kohli was part of its first intake. Kohli trained at the academy under Rajkumar Sharma and also played matches at the Sumeet Dogra Academy at Vasundhara Enclave at the same time. In ninth grade, he shifted to Saviour Convent in Paschim Vihar to help his cricket practice. Kohli’s family lived in Meera Bagh until 2015 when they moved to Gurgaon.
Personal Life of Virat Kohli
His father, Prem Kohli, worked as a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli, is a housewife. He has an older brother, Vikash, and an older sister, Bhavna. Kohli started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in the year 2013 and the couple soon earned the celebrity couple nickname “Virushka”. Their relationship attracted substantial media attention, with persistent rumours and speculations in the media, as neither of the two publicly talked about it. The couple married on the 11th of December 2017 in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy. On the 11th of January 2021, they became parents to a baby girl, Vamika. His fans surely mark Virat Kohli happy birthday date on their calendar!
Charitable Causes that Virat Kohli Attends To
In March 2013, Kohli started a charity foundation called Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF). The organisation aims at helping underprivileged kids and conducts events to raise funds for the charity. According to Kohli, the foundation works with select NGOs to “create awareness, seek support and raise funds for the various causes they endorse and the philanthropic work they engage in.” In May 2014, eBay and Save the Children India conducted a charity auction with VKF, with its proceeds benefiting the education and healthcare of underprivileged children.
Early Ages of His Life
Kohli first played for the Delhi Under-15 team in October 2002 in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy. He became the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy. In late 2004, he was selected in the Delhi Under-17 team for the 2003–04 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Kohli made his first-class debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in November 2006, at the age of 18, he scored 10 runs in his debut innings. He came into the spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka on the day after his father’s death and went on to score 90.
In July 2006, Kohli was selected in the India Under-19 squad on its tour of England. He averaged 105 in the three-match ODI series against England Under-19s and 49 in the three-match Test series. In April 2007, he made his Twenty20 debut and finished as the highest run-getter for his team in the Inter-State T20 Championship with 179 runs at an average of 35.80. In June 2008, Kohli and his Under-19 teammates, Pradeep Sangwan and Tanmay Srivastava were awarded the Border-Gavaskar scholarship.
His On-field Impression
Kohli is a naturally aggressive batsman with strong technical skills. He usually bats at the no.3 position in ODI cricket. He bats with a slightly open-chested stance and a strong bottom-hand grip. He is not a big hitter, so he can not hit big sixes and plays more grounded shots. He is known for his wide range of shots, ability to pace an innings and batting under pressure.
He is strong through the mid-wicket and cover region. He has said that the cover drive is his favourite shot, while also saying that the flick shot comes naturally to him. He does not play the sweep shot often, being called “not a natural sweeper of the cricket ball”. Kohli is strong on leg stump line bowling. If bowled at leg stump he plays flick shot.
His teammates have praised his confidence, commitment, focus and work ethic. Kohli is also known to be a “sharp” fielder. Kohli is regarded as the best limited-overs batsman in the world, especially while chasing. In ODIs, he averages around 69 in matches batting second as opposed to around 51 batting first.
Awards Won By Kohli
- 2013 – Arjuna Award
- 2017 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
- 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade): 2011–2020
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017, 2018
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017, 2018
- ICC Test Player of the Year: 2018
- ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
- ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain), 2018 (captain), 2019 (captain)
- ICC Spirit of Cricket: 2019
- ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2011–2020
- ICC Men’s Test Team of the Decade: 2011–2020 (captain)
- ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Decade: 2011–2020
- ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade: 2011–2020
- Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016, 2017, 2018
- CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19
- Barmy Army – International Player of Year: 2017, 2018
Other Honours and Awards
- People’s Choice Awards India For Favourite Sportsperson: 2012
- CNN-News18 Indian of the Year: 2017
The takeaway for Virat Kohli Birthday 2021
Virat Kohli is not only loved and respected by Indians and people around the world but also is seen as a role model by many. Those who aspire to become a cricketer looks forward to his unbeatable skills. He surely deserves all the love and recognition. No doubt on this special day the internet will be filled with Virat Kohli birthday wishes.
We wish him all the best for his future endeavours and with him a very Happy and Healthy Birthday!
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