Virat Kohli

34 Years (05 Nov, 1988)
top-order batter
right-hand bat
right-arm medium
2008 - 2022
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rest of India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, North Zone, Indian Board President's XI, India Under-19s, India Red, India Emerging Players, India Blue, India A, Delhi, India

Virat Kohli Bio

Virat Kohli is currently one of the greatest players in the modern era. If India felt that they would miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar’s batting after his retirement, Virat Kohli gave fans plenty of assurance. His batting, combined with his aggression and the consistency with which he piles on the runs in all formats is a treat to watch. In the last decade alone, Virat Kohli is the only player to have smashed 20,000 runs combined in all formats. As captain, he is ...Read More

Virat Kohli is currently one of the greatest players in the modern era. If India felt that they would miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar’s batting after his retirement, Virat Kohli gave fans plenty of assurance. His batting, combined with his aggression and the consistency with which he piles on the runs in all formats is a treat to watch. In the last decade alone, Virat Kohli is the only player to have smashed 20,000 runs combined in all formats. As captain, he is India’s most successful player in ODIs and Tests. Although he never managed to win an ICC event in his captaincy tenure, this is a negligible blot on his illustrious career.

The signs that Virat Kohli would be the greatest came at a very young age. When he was 18 years of age, he suffered a tragedy. That was also the making of his strong character. During the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Karnataka in 2006, Kohli lost his father. His father was the one who honed Kohli’s skills from a very young age. But, instead of grieving, Kohli went on to score 90 and rescue Delhi. After his knock, he went back to his home and conducted his father’s final rites.

The success that Kohli had as an Under-19 captain in 2008 proved to be his ultimate ticket to superstardom. He was hailed as the next big thing and he did not disappoint. From 2012 till 2019, Kohli was the supreme batsman in all conditions. Be it Australia, England, South Africa, or New Zealand, Kohli dominated all attacks. ODIs, T20Is, and Tests saw Virat Kohli reach the zenith of his batting.

A superstar batsman indeed needed to have a superstar life. When he tied the knot with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, it was a blockbuster couple. Kohli and Anushka Sharma were now the new darlings of the media, with them being dubbed ‘Virushka’. In his entire 12-year playing career, Virat Kohli has called heights that will be the envy of many generations. Here are some facts about Virat Kohli, both cricket and personal.

When did Virat Kohli make his International debut?

Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 during the series against Sri Lanka. Three years later, he made his Test debut against the West Indies. Virat Kohli had made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2010. In the IPL, Virat Kohli's debut was against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008

ODI debut2008Sri Lanka12
Test debut2011West Indies4,15
T20I debut2010Zimbabwe26*
IPL debut2008Kolkata Knight Riders1

Virat Kohli's list of centuries

Virat Kohli has been a run-scoring machine in cricket for the last decade. The remarkable thing in his batting is that most of his centuries that he has scored in ODI cricket has seen India win matches. Especially when chasing, Virat Kohli is the ultimate master. In 2012, Kohli hit 133 off 86 balls against Sri Lanka in Hobart that heralded his arrival on the big stage. In fact, it was the 2011/12 tour of Australia that showed his mettle. Kohli was the only player to come out on top in what turned out to be a dismal tour for India.

IPL, ODI and Tests have been conquered ruthlessly by Virat Kohli. Here is a list of all Virat Kohli’s ODI, Test and IPL centuries.

Virat Kohli Centuries - ODI Table

160*South Africa2018Cape Town122
157*West Indies2018Vishakhapatnam134
154*New Zealand2016Mohali161
140West Indies2018Guwahati212
139*Sri Lanka 2014Ranchi123
138South Africa2015Chennai65
133*Sri Lanka 2012Hobart162
131Sri Lanka 2017Colombo172
129*South Africa2018Centurion192
128*Sri Lanka 2012Colombo121
127West Indies2014Dharamshala133
123New Zealand2014Napier112
121New Zealand2017Mumbai92
120West Indies2019Port of Spain141
117West Indies2011Vishakhapatnam140
114*West Indies2019Port of Spain140
113New Zealand2017Kanpur91
112South Africa2018Durban100
111*West Indies2017Kingston122
110*Sri Lanka 2017Colombo90
108Sri Lanka 2012Dhaka70
107Sri Lanka 2009Kolkata111
107West Indies2018Pune101
106Sri Lanka 2012Hambantota90
105New Zealand2010Guwahati100
102West Indies2013Port of Spain132

Virat Kohli Test Centuries - Table

254*South Africa2019Pune332
243Sri Lanka2017Delhi250
213Sri Lanka2017Nagpur172
211New Zealand2016Indore200
200West Indies2016Antigua240
153South Africa2018Centurion150
139West Indies2018Rajkot100
119South Africa2013Johannesburg180
105*New Zealand2014Wellington151
104*Sri Lanka2017Kolkata122
103*Sri Lanka2017Galle51
103New Zealand2012Bangalore141
103Sri Lanka2015Galle110
103*England2018Trent Bridge100

Virat Kohli Centuries IPL - Table

100*Gujarat Lions2016Rajkot111
108*Rising Pune Supergiant2016Bengaluru87
109Gujarat Lions2016Bengaluru58
113Punjab Kings2016Bengaluru128
100Kolkata Knight Riders2019Kolkata94

Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam

Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are considered to be similar in batting style. The cover drive of Babar Azam is almost on par with Virat Kohli for its sheer brilliance and style. Babar Azam is one of the best players currently on the Pakistan cricket team. His consistency across formats, especially in the limited-overs format, is staggering. Babar Azam has an average of over 50 in ODIs, which is near Virat Kohli. As far as the number of centuries is concerned, it might take time before he comes close to the Indian cricket team skipper.

Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Babar AzamTests372,16744.22143516
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Babar AzamODIs803,80856.83125*1317
Virat KohliT20Is95322752.0494*029
Babar AzamT20Is73262045.17122125

Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith

One is the greatest limited-overs player of all time. The other is the greatest Test player of all time. Steve Smith has a Bradmanesque average of over 60 in Tests. But, Kohli is not far behind. Both players are considered to be ultra-aggressive when it comes to batting. Both love to score big. The comparison has grown over the years, with Steve Smith edging ahead in Tests but falling behind in ODIs and T20Is. Whenever Kohli and Smith collide on the field, sparks are bound to fly.

Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Steve SmithTests807,66760.842392732
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Steve SmithODIs1284,37843.341641125
Virat KohliT20Is953,22752.0494*029
Steve SmithT20Is5286326.969004

Virat Kohli vs Joe Root

Joe Root has carried the burden of the England team for a very long time. But, when it comes to the conversion of centuries, he falls well behind the pecking order. Root has more Test experience while his limited-overs form has not been utilized to the hilt. Root averages in the mid-40s but Kohli shines on all counts with a 50+ average in all forms.

Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Joe RootTests1129,53149.92542353
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Joe RootODIs1526,10951.33133*1635
Virat KohliT20Is95322752.0494*029
Joe RootT20Is3289035.729005

Virat Kohli vs Kane Williamson

Perhaps the only one who can match Kohli on consistency. Kane Williamson has changed the way how New Zealand cricket has staged a resurgence. He also has one thing that Virat Kohli doesn’t and that is an ICC trophy. It is the calm and poise of Williamson that helped New Zealand win the ICC World Test Championship. Williamson is the only one who gives Kohli a run for his money when it comes to consistency in ODIs and Tests. But, in T20Is, Kohli simply surges ahead.

Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Kane WilliamsonTests867,27253.472512433
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Kane WilliamsonODIs1516,17347.48133*1339
Virat KohliT20Is953,22752.0494*029
Kane WilliamsonT20Is742,02132.5995014

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma when it comes to captaincy

Two of the greatest modern-day players for India. One is an opening behemoth while the other is the greatest player of all time. Rohit and Kohli are level on impact but when it comes to captaincy, there is a similarity even there. Although Rohit has not captained India in Tests, he has had tremendous success in ODIs and T20Is. When it comes to IPL, Rohit is the clear winner. He has secured five IPL titles for Mumbai Indians while Kohli has not had success for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In the limited time when Rohit has captained India, he has never lost a T20I or ODI series. Kohli, on the other hand, has had phenomenal success in Tests and ODIs for a period of five years. But, the lack of an ICC trophy in limited-overs cricket might be the only stain in what has been a phenomenal captaincy for Kohli.

Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Rohit SharmaTests433,04746.87212814
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Rohit SharmaODIs2279,20548.962642943
Virat KohliT20Is95322752.0494*029
Rohit SharmaT20Is119319733.3118426

Virat Kohli list of Awards

Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers of all time. His feats have led to many awards from India and the world. Here are his list of awards.

Arjuna Award201325
Padma Shri201729
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award201830
Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the Decade Award201931
ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year2017,201829,30
ICC Test Player of the Year201830
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award201931
Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year2016,2017,201828,29,30
Polly Umrigar Award International Cricketer of the Year2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/1823-30

What is the net worth of Virat Kohli and his brand endorsements?

According to several websites like Forbes, Virat Kohli has a massive net worth and is one of the most marketable players in the world. His net worth is Rs 840 crore. His yearly salary is Rs 48 crore and his monthly income is Rs 4 crore. If one needs a breakup of his net worth, here it is.

Virat Kohli net worthRs 840 crore
IPL fee per seasonRs 15 crore
InvestmentsRs 180 crore
Personal PropertyRs 42 crore
OthersRs 503 crore

These are the list of brands that he endorses

  • Puma
  • MRF
  • Audi
  • Tissot
  • Toyota
  • Boost Energy Drink
  • BSF
  • Pepsi
  • Flying Machine
  • Fair and Lovely
  • TVS
  • Nike
  • Red Chief Shoes
  • FasTrack
  • Manyavar
  • Reebok
  • Cinthol Deo
  • Godrej
  • Head and Shoulders
  • Nestle

What is the Salary for Virat Kohli in cricket?

Currently, Virat Kohli is in the Grade A+ of the BCCI contracts category, which means he earns close to Rs 7 crore per season. In addition to IPL and BCCI salaries, he also gets plenty of money from endorsing several products.

What is the Jersey Number of Virat Kohli in the Indian cricket team and IPL?

Virat Kohli’s jersey number in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore and in the Indian cricket team is 18. The story behind this is that he lost his father on December 18, 2006. Thus, the number is a dedication to his father’s dream.

Virat Kohli and his Family details

Virat Kohli's father name is Prem Kohli. He was a lawyer. Kohli lost his father at a very young age. Virat Kohli's mother name is Saroj Kohli. Virat Kohli's brother's name is Vikas Kohli. The Indian cricket team skipper is married to Anushka Sharma, Bollywood star.

Details on Virat Kohli’s wife - Anushka Sharma

There were plenty of rumors on Virat Kohli’s personal life. During his period in IPL 2013, he was rumored to be dating Anushka Sharma, the Bollywood star.  Anushka had already made her name in Bollywood with films opposite Ranveer Singh, Shahrukh Khan, and other megastars. In 2017, Virat Kohli tied the knot with Anushka Sharma in a quiet but lavish wedding in Italy. In four years, the couple has set social media on fire with their posts and love.

What is the name of Virat Kohli’s Baby?

In 2020, Virat Kohli broke the news that he was going to become a father. When he played the first Test against Australia in Adelaide in November-December 2020, he came back home to be with Anushka for the birth of their child. In January 2021, Kohli and Anushka welcomed their baby daughter Vamika to the world.


Virat Kohli Stats

Virat Kohli News

May 23, 2023
Sanjay Bangar believed that the injury might cause some discomfort but is unlikely to be a serious matter.
May 14, 2023
The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Rajasthan has traditionally supported spin bowling. The ball might do a little bit for the fast bowlers in the initial stages of the match as well, but it will get easier to bat as the match progresses.
Apr 15, 2023
RCB's swashbuckling batter Virat Kohli feels he is back to his best form after his third fifty of the IPL 2023 season against Delhi Capitals on Saturday at the Chinnaswamy stadium.
Apr 11, 2023
Lucknow Super Giants register another win, by 1 wicket on the last ball of the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswami Stadium.

Frequently Asked Questions about Virat Kohli

What is the age of Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli was born in 1988 in Delhi. His current age is 33 years.

What is the birthdate of Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988. His star sign is a Scorpio.

What is the height and weight of Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli stands at 1.75 meters, which is close to five feet eight inches. His weight is 69 kgs.

What is the name of Virat Kohli's wife and daughter?

Virat Kohli's wife's name is Anushka Sharma. His daughter's name is Vamika.

Is Virat Kohli the only player who has played for only one team in his entire IPL career?

Virat Kohli and Lasith Malinga are the only players to have played for only one single franchise in IPL.

What is Virat Kohli's fathers name?

Prem Kohli is the name of Virat Kohli's Father. He died when Virat was quite young.

What is the name of Virat Kohli's mother

Virat Kohli's mother's name is Saroj Kohli.