If a cricket fan doesn’t love Kohli or doesn’t admire his greatness, then believe me he or she is just faking around. Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers in the history of cricket and has been recognized as a role model. Many young as well as well experienced cricketers admire this cricket guy a lot He is preferred as the run-machine and let’s face it who doesn’t know that.
Besides, if you don’t really know much about him, then after reading this 15 minutes read you will certainly be one of his fans. And of course, you will also become aware why he is admired by great cricketers including Steve smith, KL Rahul, Ben stokes and seriously a ton more.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VIRAT KOHLI
Virat Kohli is considered as the king of cricket. He has the unbreakable batting average of 49.53 in test cricket and 57.68 in ODIs.
He is India’s run machine. Virat is the first Indian player and the second in the world who has scored the speediest 10 centuries in ODIs.
He is the fastest man to score 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000 even 12000runs in ODI cricket.
The king of cricket is the record holder of back-to-back three centuries in test cricket while captaining the team. In fact, he is the first cricketer to do that impossible.
Indian premier league or simply IPL is awesome and so is its auction. But do you know that, Virat is one of the rarest players in IPL who never has been auctioned in the cash-rich league. He was picked by royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008 and has been retained every season.
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Virat Kohli is best with bat but he shines with the bowl too. The fact that people do not know is, Virat is the first cricketer who took a wicket off the ‘non-legal delivery’ in T20Is. Yes, he picked the wicket of the legendary cricketer Kevin Peterson with a wide ball in 2011.
Kohli is really handsome and his dressing style apart from the jersey of course, is stunning. Unbelievably, Kohli’s impressive dressing sense has made his way through 10 best dressed men.
Virat Kohli is one of those rare cricketer who the record of winning “Man of the tournament award twice” in the T20 World cup.
Kohli in question is one of the richest cricketers of the Indian cricket team and also in the World of cricket Forbes had named him as India’s most valuable celebrity brand in 2017. He approximately earns over 100 CR form the brand endorsement only.
Kohli is in complete VEGAN. He suffered from cervical spine injury in 2018 during the tour of South Africa. This unfortunately forced him to make severe changes in his diet. As a result he is completely vegan now.
On 5 May 2022, Virat Kohli became the only player to face at least 5000 balls in the cash-rich league even being a middle order batsman.
Virat Kohli is celebrating one of the most passionate players that the world has ever seen. While he was attending a Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka his father died due to a stroke. But Kohli instead of leaving the match in the middle, scored a stunning 90 before attending the funeral of his father.
King Kohli started creating the empire of cricket with only 12 runs in hand. He made his first appearance in international cricket in an ODI match against Sri Lanka when both Sachin and Sehwag missed the tour due to injury.
Kohli had suffered depression while he was at least in his career. He scored only 134 runs in 5 matches that forced him to face depression. But instead of kneeling down he came back stronger. He notched up 692 runs in 4 matches including 4 centuries against Australia in Australia.
Virat Kohli the only player having an average of 50 across all formats of cricket. And he won 37 test matches, as a captain which is most by any Indian in the test format.
However, these are the least things I could share with you. There are tons of more records that this player holds.
For his contribution to the Indian cricket team, he has been awarded the most prestigious Award of Indian including Arjun Award in (2013), Padma Shri (2017), and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018.