Virat Kohli is the latest cricketing sensation of the country, known for his stylish game and equally stylish personality, who has reached great heights in a short span of time. Amazingly, he has been given the captaincy of the team at a very young age.
Net Worth: $ 15 million
Income Source: Virat Kohli is among the highest paid cricketers in the country, who receives an estimated salary of $ 2 million annually. Additionally, he makes a hefty sum from brand endorsements, charging as much as Rs 3-5crore from a single brand. Some f the leading brands endorsed by this cool young player are Nestle India, Fair and Handsome, Reebok, Pepsi, Royal Challenge and Clean and Clear.
Born: 5th November, 1988
Nick Name: Cheeku
Marital Status: Single. He is in news for his affair with the hottest leading lady in Bollywood, Anushka Sharma.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 9 inch, 65 kg
Virat Kohli was born in Delhi to Prem and Saroj Kohli. He has an elder brother and sister. His father, a lawyer, died of brain stroke in 2006. He is a middle order batsman and right arm fast medium bowler, who has captained the national under 19 team and led them to a World Cup victory in 2008. He is known for his super cool attitude, with tattooed arms and love for big brands like Ed Hardy and Aston Martin. His affair with Anushka Sharma came into limelight when Anushka recently went to Australia to cheer him up for a match.
Virat Kohli is a phenomenal cricketer, who has scaled incredible heights in a very short period of time. He came into the eyes of the selectors, when he scored a prolific 90 runs for Delhi against Karnataka in Ranji Trophy domestic cricket match in 2006, from where he clinched a berth in the u-19 team of India. As the captain of the team, he was able t lead it to the victory in the u-19 World Cup 2008, which held in Malaysia. He was included in Team India in 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, because of the injury of Yuvraj Singh. He also became the first Indian to make a century in his debut match in World Cup 2011. Till date, Virat has played 146 ODIs scoring 6208 runs and 33 test matches, in which he has made a total of 2547 runs, giving him phenomenal averages of 52.61 and 46.30 in the formats respectively. Some other achievements of this prodigious cricketer include scoring maximum number of centuries in run chases (right after Sachin Tendulkar) and fastest ODI century by an Indian. He received the title of ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, and was also ranked as the second most marketable athlete globally, by SportsPro. Additionally, he was honored at the national level to, by getting the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2013. Kohli plays as the team captia of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Home and Cars
Virat Kohli owns a palatial bungalow in Delhi, which reflects his style and attitude with its luxurious interior and plush exterior. He also owns an extraordinary fleet of cars, consisting of Toyota Fortuner, Audi 8, Renault Duster and Toyota Live. Virat is the brand ambassador of Toyota.