Virat Kohli Biography
|Birth Date:||5th November 1988|
|Birth Place:||Delhi India|
|Spouse:||Anushka Sharma (m. 2017)|
|Net Worth:||$24 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Virat Kohli is an exceptional Indian cricketer who is known for his astounding style of play and determination which has made him deliver the most outstanding outcomes while on the pitch. The 31 year old who is captain of the Indian national Cricket team, has continued his career in amazing form. He is the highest-paid cricket player on the planet. Read on as we give you all the details you need to know about Virat Kohli net worth 2020 and biography.
Virat Kohli was born in Delhi to a Punjabi family; he is the last of 3 kids born to his father who was a criminal lawyer and his mother who was a stay at home mom. As at age 3, Virat Kohli was constantly swinging a cricket bat and would always ask his father to bowl at him.
When the West Delhi Cricket Academy kicked off in 1998, Virat Kohli who was just 9 years old and was one of the first cricket players admitted to the academy. After a short time at the West Delhi Cricket Academy, Virat left to continue his cricket training at Savior Convent, located in PaschimVihar. All through his youth, Virat’s father was his greatest fan.
During the Polly Umrigar Trophy held in the 2002/03 season, Virat Kohli played for the Delhi U-15 in October 2002. Virat performed in the tournament as the lead run-getter with a whopping 172 runs. The next season, Virat was made the captain of the team for the tournament. Late in the 2003/04 season, Virat was chosen to participate in the Under-17 Delhi team to play for the Vijay Merchant Trophy. The team proceeded to win the Trophy.
As India’s U-19 side was set to leave on an England tour, Virat was picked to be part of the team in July 2006. The team performed expertly in the ODI and three-match Test series, which they additionally won. At the age of 18, Virat made his first-class debut for Delhi where he had 10 innings; this would be a remarking feat for Virat Kohli net worth. After his father kicked the bucket in December 2006, a day later, Virat proceeded to play for Delhi where he registered 90. After the match, Virat continued to his father’s burial service, an action which was hailed by sports and entertainment media, this move spring boarded Virat vehemently into the spotlight.
In the Inter-State_T20_Championship, held in April 2007, Virat debuted, and was set as the highest run-getter. The next year, in April, Virat was made skipper of the Indian side that played in the 2008 ICC Under-19_Cricket_World_Cup. Virat drove his team to triumph in the tournament. In the wake his remarkable endeavors at the U-19 World Cup, he signed a deal with Royal_Challengers_Bangalore of the Indian_Premier_League for a $30,000 contract.
As the Indian national ODI side was set to leave on a Sri Lanka tour in August 2008, Virat was picked to join the team. At the age of 19, he made his international debut on the tour. In September 2008, Virat was picked to join the crew booked to play in the Nissan Trophy, which the Indian national team unfortunately lost. In the wake of signing a Grade D BCCI contract, he was set to get ₹1.5 million ($45,000). This was a boost to Virat Kohli net worth. Virat was among the Indian crew that played in the four-team Emerging Players Tournament that took place between March and April, 2009.
Virat proceeded to ascend through the position of the team, captaining the side to the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. He under performed during those matches held in June 2010. He, in any case, came back to good form to be included in the 15-man crew for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
From 2011 to 2012, Virat played exceptionally well for India, especially during their West Indies tour. He also became the team’s assistant captain of the ODI team. During India’s West Indies tour for the triangular series, Virat earned some records which saw him awarded as the Man of the Series award.
After the elimination of India from the Asia Cup, they proceeded to play in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. He was named Man of the Tournament after he recording 319 runs in the tournament,. Following India’s horrid performance in the tri-nation ODI series, Virat form diminished. Yet, as the 2015 World Cup came up, Virat got better. During the semi-final of the tournament India was eliminated. Virat bobbed back to top form at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 where he emerged Man of the Tournament and made the captain of the Tournament’s team.
During the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Virat who was captain of the side guided the team to the finals, but ended up being defeated by Pakistan. At his next tournament, the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Virat was captain of the Indian team where they lost to New Zealand in the semi-final. Virat became the first cricketer to arrive at 11,000 runs in ODI cricket in the tournament. His top form progressed as he emerged the fastest captain in history to ever arrive at 5,000 runs in Test cricket in November 2019.
Age, Weight And Height
Virat is currently 31 years old, weighs 69kg and is 1.75m in height
Virat Kohli Net Worth
Virat Kohli net worth is estimated at $24 million. Aside his budding cricket career, Virat Kohli is a very marketable sportsman as he makes a chunk of his fortune from a number of promotions and endorsements. Virat Kohli currently represents brands like; New Era, Audi, Puma, Gillette, American Tourister, Palm Olive, Gionee and a host of others. He happens to be one of the ambassadors of Mobile sports League. Virat Kohli currently has a yearly salary of $1 million.
Virat is currently married to Bollywood starlet, Anushka Sharma whom he started a relationship with in 2013. He has a foundation known as Virat Kohli Foundation. The foundation handles his altruistic works.