Virat Kohli Biography: Personal life, education and other interesting facts

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Virat Kohli Biography

Former captain of the Indian cricket team and legendary batsman Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world. Not only in India, Kohli is praised all over the world. Virat Kohli, who is called the run machine, has achieved many important records. 35-year-old Kohli is a right-handed batsman and bats at number three in Team India.

Kohli used to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore team. Kohli was the captain of the 2008 Under-19 World Cup winning team and was also included in India’s Cricket World Cup winning team in 2011.

Virat Kohli Birth and Family

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi in a Punjabi family. Virat’s father Prem Kohli was a lawyer, and his mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife. When Virat was just 3 years old, the cricket bat was his favorite toy. Virat’s father died due to brain stroke in 2006, when he was just 18 years old.

Virat is the youngest among three siblings. He has a brother named Vikas and a sister named Bhavana. Everyone lovingly calls him “Chiku”. Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on 11 December 2017 and on 11 January 2021, they had a daughter, whose name is Vamika.

Virat Kohli’s Education

Virat Kohli’s primary education was from the famous Bharti Public School in Delhi. Virat loved playing cricket since childhood. His father admitted him to the cricket club at the age of 8-9. While Kohli’s primary education was going on in school, the focus was only on studies. Later his father sent him to a school where attention was given to both sports and studies.

Kohli studied in Savior Convent Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi from class nine. Being more interested in sports, Virat studied only till 12th and gave his full focus on cricket. He worked very hard to get taught cricket from Raj Kumar Sharma at Delhi Cricket Academy. Virat played his first match in Sumit Dongara Academy.