Virat Kohli is the current captain of Indian cricket team. He is an Indian international cricketer who is known for his right-handed batting skills. He is regarded as one the best batsman in the world. ESPN ranked Kohli as one of the world’s most famous athletes & Forbes stated him as one of the most valuable athlete brands. He is leading the team since 2013 and also plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli awards:
Virat Kohli got the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and BCCI awarded him the International cricketer of the year for two seasons( 2011-12 & 2014-15). He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013 for his spectacular achievements in international cricket. Recently in 2017, Kohli got the Padma Shri under the sports category.
Virat Kohli Besides cricket:
Viral Kohli co-owns FC Goa in the ISL, the PWL Bengaluru Yodhas & the IP Franchise UAE Royals.
Virat Kohli wedding:
Virat Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017. The rumors were doing rounds on social media that the wedding will be held on December 12, 2017. Virat & Anushka shocked the entire nation by posting the pictures from their wedding with a heartwarming message. They celebrated their honeymoon in Europe.
Virat Kohli Wedding Receptions:
After a lavish wedding, Virat and Anushka headed for their reception in Delhi which was held on December 21, 2017. They made a royal visit to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi & invited him to the reception and he showed up as well. It was a star-studded affair with guests like Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir & many more.
The next reception will be in Mumbai on 26 December 2017.
Virat Kohli age: Born on 5 November 1988(29 yrs)
Virat Kohli Education Qualifications:
12th Pass – Vishal Bharti Public School
Father: Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer
Mother: Saroj Kohli, a housewife
Elder brother: Vikash Kohli
Elder sister: Bhavna Kohli
His father, unfortunately, died due to a brain stroke in 2006 after being bedridden for months or so.
Virat Kohli Controversies:
- When in 2012, the Australian batsmen spanked the Indian cricketers and the crowd in Sydney left no chance to bring down the players mentally, Kohli showed them a middle finger and he was unapologetic about it.
- During the IPL while playing against the Delhi Daredevils in 2015, Virat Kohli was seen chatting with Anushka Sharma during the rain break. This broke a sensitive BCCI rule.
- Virat Kohli abused a journalist of Hindustan Times and used expletives to display displeasure for his article on Anushka Sharma during a practice session in 2015 at Perth.
- Steven Smith sought external help to make decisions which irked Virat Kohli and he insinuated Smith of his unethical practices.
Virat Kohli net worth: $60 million dollars (Rs.382 Crore)
Annual income : $19 million USD (Rs.121 Crore)
In 2016, his brand value was around
The US $92 million making him second of Indian’s most valued celebrity.
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