Virat Kohli: Biography, Records, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Virat Kohli is one of the finest players to have been a part of the Indian cricket team. Know everything about this exceptional player right here.

Virat Kohli is an ace Indian international cricketer & a former captain of the Indian national cricket team. Popularly addressed as the run machine of India, Kohli has certainly raised the benchmark for international cricket career. The top-order batsman of India, Virat Kohli has smashed some unbelievable records in his international cricket tenure, he is currently counted in the list of top 5 batsmen for smashing maximum number of 100s in international cricket tournaments.

In the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, Virat Kohli holds the record for having the most rating points (922). Virat Kohli made history by scoring three centuries in a row against two opponents (West Indies & Sri Lanka). Moreover, Virat Kohli has proved to be the most effective ODI skipper, as a captain, Kohli has a success rate of 75.69%, which is higher than MS Dhoni’s. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test of the IND vs NZ 2021 series, which is the largest victory in terms of runs in Indian test history.

Run machine Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to reach 10,000 T20 runs. As the Test captain, Virat Kohli has the following statistics: innings (113), runs (5,864), average (54.80), hundreds (20), and fifties (18) and as captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has played 213 matches, won 135 of them, scored 12,883 runs, averaged 59.92, and scored 41 hundreds.


Virat Kohli’s Biography

  1. Real Name: Virat Prem Kohli
  2. Nickname: Cheeku, Run machine Kohli
  3. Profession: Indian cricketer (Batsman)
  4. Jersey Number: #18 (India), #18 (IPL)
  5. Best Performance: 78* (61) v Pakistan, Colombo (RPS), 2012

Virat Kohli’s Physical Status

  1. Height: 75m
  2. Weight :72 Kilograms
  3. Body measurements: Chest – 105cm, Waist – 76.3cm, Biceps – 40.64cm
  4. Eye colour: Brown
  5. Hair colour: Black

Virat Kohli’s Personal Life

  1. Date of Birth: November 5, 1988
  2. Place of Birth: Delhi, India
  3. Age: 33 Years (as of 2021)
  4. Hometown: Delhi, India
  5. Nationality: Indian
  6. School: Vishal Bharti Public School, Delhi Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi
  7. College: Not attended
  8. Highest Educational qualifications: 12th grade
  9. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Virat Kohli’s Cricket Debut

  1. ODI Debut: India v/s Sri Lanka at Dambulla, 18 August 2008
  2. Test Debut: India v/s West Indies at Kingston, 20 June 2011
  3. T20 Debut: India v/s Zimbabwe at Harare, 12 June 2011

Virat Kohli’s Achievements

  1. Felicitated with Padma Shri Award in 2017,
  2. Acknowledged at the leading cricketer in the world (2016,2017,2018)
  3. Felicitated with the Rajiv Khel Ratna Award
  4. Felicitated as the ICC ODI Player of the Year (2012)
  5. Felicitated with the Arjuna Award for Cricket (2013)
  6. Felicitated with the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year award (2017)

Virat Kohli’s Family Details

  1. Marital Status: Married
  2. Wife’s Name: Anushka Sharma
  3. Wife’s Profession: Bollywood actress & Producer
  4. Children: Daughter – Vamika
  5. Parent’s Name: Father – Late Shri Prem Kohli, Mother – Saroj Kohli
  6. Siblings: Brother – Vikas Kohli, Sister – Bhawna Kohli
  7. Religion: Hinduism
  8. Other hobbies: Travelling, Listening to Punjabi Music, Shooting Videos, getting tattoos and Gardening

Here are some of the lesser-known facts about Virat Kohli

  1. Nickname ‘Cheeku’ was given to Virat Kohli by his coach,
  2. Virat Kohli’s father passed away due to a sudden brain stroke during his Ranjhi Trophy in 2006, the very next day he played a phenomenal innings of 90* and dedicated it to his father,
  3. Virat Kohli has been a captain of Under-19 team in 2018
  4. Virat Kohli is in the list of ‘Top 10 most followed superstars’ in the world
  5. Virat Kohli is the highest run chaser in T20 World Cup after Rohit Sharma
  6. Fastest Indian cricketer to complete his knock of 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 runs in the ODI
  7. First Indian cricketer to score the highest runs against Australia in 2020. He surpassed Dhoni and scored 11208* runs in only 199 innings
  8. First Indian cricketer to make a century in his World Cup Debut in 2011 against Zimbabwe
  9. Third Indian cricketer to make 2 hundreds in ODI at the age of 22 after Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina
  10. First Indian captain to score a double century in overseas test match.