Virat Kohli fell in love with cricket when he was only 3 years old after he crossed his 9th birthday his father Prem Kohli took him to Raj Kumar Sharma’s West Delhi Cricket Academy. Raj Kumar Sharma is Virat Kohli childhood coach and Virat still go to him when he encounters some problem with his batting technique. In 2003 Ashish Nehra awarded him as he was the highest run scorer in Polly umrigar trophy later when Virat Kohli go on to play for the Indian team they become best buddies a thing which mostly happens in dreams but not for for Virat Kohli his nickname chikoo was given to him by Delhi State team coach Ajit Chaudhary in his younger days. As he told in an interview he hated mathematics in his school days. He is a big fan of Footballer Christiano Ronaldo and Tennis Star Roger Federer. Sadly in 2006 Virat Kohli father Prem Kohli died due to brain stroke but that didn’t stop the cricketer him as he played a match saving innings for his state team Delhi Just the next day. He always wears a black wrist band while batting in Odi cricket similarly he always wears a white wrist band while batting in test cricket. He was awarded with Arjuna Award in 2013 and Padma Shri Award in 2017 by the Government of India.
Tipped to captain India at a very early stage in career he was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012.
He became captain of Team India in test cricket when Ms Dhoni Retired in 2014.
In early 2017, he became the limited-overs skipper when Ms Dhoni stepped down before the series against England at Home.
India won that series against England under his captaincy 2-1. He always has been a great batsman given his record but after getting captaincy he just has taken his batting to a next level unimaginable for some batsman.
He has scored the most number of centuries while chasing in the One day international cricket. In One day international cricket he is the fastest man to score 10000 runs he scored 10000 runs in just 205 runs.
He also is the fastest batsman to score 2000 T20 International runs he also has scored the most number of runs in a IPL season which he achieved in IPL 2016.
Virat is the first Indian batsman to score 3 Consecutive 100 in One day international cricket. He is also the first Indian captain to win a Test Series in Australia and win a test match in South Africa, England and Australia.
He also has won many awards for his brilliant batting such as:
The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018
ICC Test Player of the Year 2018
ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018
Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017.
He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013.
The Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017.
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting award in India, in 2018.
In 2018, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
He is also ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN.
Forbes has named him as one of the most valuable athlete.
He started studying at Vishal Bharti Public School. In 1998, the West Delhi Cricket Academy started, and he, a nine-year-old, was a part of its first group.
In that academy he learned the tricks of cricket under Rajkumar Sharma with whom he still shares a good bond and still go to when he encounters any problem with his technique.
His childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma when asked about him said that he was an immensely talented boy from a young age and it was very difficult to keep him quiet as he always wanted to push himself and learn new things.
His father died due to a stroke on 18 December 2006 and in a interview Virat revealed that it was a really hard time for him as he lost his father at a very young age and also the family business wasn’t doing quite well but that incident made him a harder person and even more hungry to gain success. Virat told that his father was a massive support for him in his younger age and he really helped in his cricket.
He scored his first International Test Hundred in Australia at Adelaide in 2011 that was just the starting for him as he has scored many more hundreds after that. His first 200 comes against West Indies in 2016 well that again was just the starting as he has scored many 200 after that.