Virat Kohli is one of the most prominent cricket players in the history of the Indian national team due to his great batting style. After the T20 World Cup that was held in the UAE in October-November 2021, he left the Men in the Blue squad as a captain. Praising his career achievements and contribution to cricket popularity in the country, we are writing this material about him.
Stats, records, and play style of Virat Kohli
Of course, let’s start with the statistics and most interesting numbers, which have brought him huge popularity in India and abroad. As his main role is batting, there is no need to present his bowling stats, although he has made some important throws on the international level. So, the most important numbers describing Virat Kohli’s batting career are presented in the table below:
|Bat stats (*as of November 9)|
To understand better the influence and achievements of the Cheeku (his nickname), let’s list a few of the most prominent records the player set during his career:
- the only cricket player to win the MVP title of the T20 World Cup twice
- a leading run-scorer with most 50s in the T20I
- a bulk of Indian records like the fastest to score 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 5K runs in ODI games
- the fastest century by Indian (only in 52 balls)
- the prominent skipper of the Blues with the most Test victories in a calendar year (9) and consecutive wins (5) in the toughest format
- most runs during the season (973) and most hundreds (4) during the IPL season
This list can be continued with dozens of other prominent achievements, where he is topping both Indian and international ratings. What relates to the play-style of Virat Kohli, he is often considered a technical and aggressive batsman. The variety of shots he uses effectively (preferably flick shots and cover drives) and psychological stability to play under huge pressure allows him to be stable at the spot.
Virat Kohli date of birth, age, height and early biography
Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988, in the Indian capital – Delhi. At the moment of writing this article, he is 33 years old and about 1.75 centimetres tall. He loved cricket since early childhood and entered a local West Delhi Cricket Academy as a 9-year-old. He was quite successful in the youth teams, so Cheeku joined the Indian U-19 team, where he showed his mastery on the international level and attracted attention from the side of local clubs.
What helped Virat Kohli to join IPL & RCB?
The first his youth international voyage in 2006 to England was quite successful, so the coach of the U-19 team took young Virat Kohli to the games against Pakistan as well. In just two years, he led the youth team in the winning World Cup for U-19 cricket teams held in Malaysia. After that, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), an IPL team, and hasn’t changed the franchise since then.
Salary and net worth of Virat Kohli in rupees
Before presenting the net worth numbers, one has to know that Virat Kohli is the most-watched person on Instagram from Asia, with over 100 million followers. This fact by itself means millions of rupees of income. Also, being one of the strongest batsmen in the world, he plays in the strongest teams, which correlates with the biggest salaries among cricket players. All this is facilitated by endorsements with global brands like Audi, Wrong, and Puma.
As of 2020, the approximate net worth of Virat Kohli was about 110 million dollars or 815 crores (8.15 billion) rupees. Having huge advertising power and salary, diverse sources confirm that Virat Kohli’s net worth in 2021 achieved 127 million dollars or 950 crore Rs. The same sources evaluate his salary at the level of $1M or Rs 7.4 crore, while his brand value is close to 110 crore rupees or 1.5 million dollars.
Personal life of Virat Kohli: wife, family & hairstyle
Being the most popular man in India, Virat Kohli was always the target for rumours, which tied him with the most popular Indian and foreign beauties. However, in 2017 he ended all the talks and married Anushka Sharma – a Bollywood actress. At the beginning of 2021, they were praised with a daughter Vamika.
What relates to the haircut of Virat Kohli, he is one of the style icons in India. During his career, he changed multiple haircuts, switching between the sport style and fashion looks. Among the most notable variants were:
- Quiff with lines
- Mid-high fade
- Low fade with a line