Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & More

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Virat Kohli

  • Does Virat Kohli smoke?: Not KnownVirat Kohli childhood photo
  • Does Virat Kohli drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Since the age of 3, Virat was fascinated towards cricket.
  • When he was 9½ years old, his father took him to Raj Kumar Sharma’s West Delhi Cricket Academy.
  • In 2003, his coach Raj Kumar Sharma had invited Ashish Nehra to his academy, Virat Kohli with his coach Raj Kumar Sharmawhere he awarded young Kohli as he was the highest run-scorer for Delhi in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy, with 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
  • His nickname ‘Chikoo’ was given by his Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary in his childhood days.
  • His favorite subject was ‘History’, and he Virat Kohli with Ashish Nehra then and nowused to hate ‘Maths.’
  • In 2006, his father died of a brain stroke, but the very next day after his father’s death, he played a match-saving knock for Delhi against Karnataka, where he scored 90 runs.
  • He never had any backup plan for his future as he always wanted to be a cricketer.
  • He has a number of superstitions. He wears black wristbands, and never forgets to wear his ‘Kada’ before his matches.
  • He is scared of heights.
  • He doesn’t like to have long conversions on the mobile phone.
  • He always wears black wristbands for superstitious reasons.
  • He is a very aggressive as well as an emotional person, he cries when he gets upset. He was seen crying on the field when India did not qualify for the semi-finals in 2012’s T20 World cup.
  • He won the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2012.
  • In 2012, he was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men.
  • He was given the Arjuna Award (2013) and Padma Shri Award (2017) by the Government of India. Virat Kohli Padma Shri Award
  • The same year, he was appointed the first brand ambassador of Border Security Force (BSF).Virat Kohli as BSF ambassador
  • He is a huge fan of Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer. He is also the co-owner of the ‘UAE Royals’ International Premier Tennis League team. Virat Kohli with Roger Federer
  • He loves tattoos and his count of tattoos keeps on increasing. The first on his left shoulder is ‘God’s eye’ which is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable. Second on his left shoulder is ‘Japanese Samurai warrior’ which is a symbol of living the life based on loyalty to one’s master, self discipline and respectful, ethical behavior. Third on his left arm is a ‘Monastery’ which is a symbol of a place of peace and power. Fourth on his left arm is ‘Lord Shiva in meditation with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake.’ Fifth on his right bicep is a ‘Scorpion’ which is his Zodiac sign. Virat Kohli tattoos
  • He owns a restaurant in Delhi called ‘ Nueva.’ Virat Kohli restaurant Nueva
  • He is a truly determined sportsperson, who is not only focused on his cricketing skills but also towards fitness, for which he is idolized by many.
  • On 11 December 2017, Virat and Anushka got married in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.
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