Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned 33 yesterday. This year’s his best birthday gift has to be India’s win against Scotland by a huge margin. Did you know these facts about the skipper?
- 1 1. Virat Kohli is one of the best dressed International men
- 2 2. Virat Kohli’s captaincy
- 3 3. Virat Kohli’s awards
- 4 4. Virat Kohli scored most 100s against this team
- 5 5. King Kohli has scored the most 50s in the T20 tournament
- 6 6. Virat Kohli’s has the fastest ODI runs in the history
- 7 7. Virat Kohli’s nickname has got an interesting story!
- 8 8. Virat’s tattoos
- 9 9. Virat Kohli’s Ranji match
1. Virat Kohli is one of the best dressed International men
In 2012, Virat Kohli was named one of the best dressed International men. The list included the former president of the USA Barrack Obama too.
2. Virat Kohli’s captaincy
Virat Kohli is the only Indian captain under whose captaincy the team beat South Africa 3-0 in a test series.
3. Virat Kohli’s awards
Virat Kohli was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2013 by President Pranab Mukherjee. He was honoured with Padmashree in 2017 under the sports category.
4. Virat Kohli scored most 100s against this team
Kohli scored 9 hundreds against team West Indies in 39 matches.
5. King Kohli has scored the most 50s in the T20 tournament
Kohli has scored 29 centuries in the T20 tournament which is the highest by any international cricketer. He’s followed by Rohit Sharma and then Babar Azam of Pakistan.
6. Virat Kohli’s has the fastest ODI runs in the history
Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, and 10,000 ODI runs.
7. Virat Kohli’s nickname has got an interesting story!
Kohli’s nickname is Cheeku given by his Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary when he was playing for Ranji trophy. In an interview, he revealed that he was losing a lot of hair at that time so his coach Mr. Chaudhary suggested he trim his hair. With short hair, big ears, and chubby cheeks he looked like Cheeku the rabbit. That’s how the skipper got his nick name.
8. Virat’s tattoos
Virat has a total of four tattoos including a golden dragon and samurai warrior which are supposed bring him good luck.
9. Virat Kohli’s Ranji match
A day before Virat’s Ranji match, his father passed away. He decided to play and scored 90 runs for the team.
10. Virat Kohli is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world
Virat is the highest-paid athlete in entire South Asia. He’s the only Indian sports athlete to be mentioned in the Forbes list last year in the category of highest paid sports athlete in the world.
Being his fan which ones did you already know and which ones you got to know from here?
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