Interesting Facts about Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

At the present time, Virat Kohli is the master blaster in the Indian cricket.  He was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi. He holds many cricket records and adding many with the time passing. He has made significant commitments to India’s current achievement in global cricket. Senior players have commended his batting abilities and his captaincy appears to be empowering with a forceful mentality. As of now, he is the most productive individual cricketer in the Indian squad. Below are some interesting facts about Virat Kohli, which you definitely want to know.

Virat Kohli

  • Kohli’s nickname is Cheeku.
  • Currently, he is dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.
  • In 2006, he was playing a Ranji match against Karnataka when his dad passed away despite the fact he batted on the next day and scored 90 runs.
  • He was the captain of India Under-19 team in World Cup 2008
  • Kohli is the eighth batsman in the world, who have scored more than 20 centuries in ODI matches
  • Kohli has made 20 ODI centuries in 133 innings, which is the fastest by any cricketer.


  • Kohli has 4 tattoos on his body, in which a golden dragon and a samurai warrior is on his hand.
  • He made his ODI debut in 2008.
  • He was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.
  • He was the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year in the year 2012.
  • He was named one of the 10 Best Dressed International Men in 2012.
  • Favourite recipe of Virat Kohli is Mutton biryani and kheer.
  • He is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 ODI runs.
  • He is the fourth cricketer to score 1000 or more runs in three consecutive years in ODI cricket.
  • He has made the most number of ODI and test runs in 2012
  • He was ranked as the 2nd most marketable athlete in the world in the year 2014.


  • He got the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2013.
  • He is the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut.
  • He has made the fastest century in just 52 balls, which is the fastest by any Indian cricketer.
  • His first crush was Karisma Kapoor.
  • Kohli runs a charity foundation for the underprivileged children, with the name “Virat Kohli Foundation”.