Virat Kohli, as you all know is the best batsman in the world at the moment. When he is on strike, nothing can stop the ball from hitting the boundaries and sixes. Virat is loved by all the cricket fans. What makes him more lovable is his attitudeand the way he conducts himself on the field. He not only makes people fall in lovewith him in the field, but his gestures towards his lady love are very adorable too. His unapologetic aggressive behavior on the field and his love filled gestures off the field make him incredibly popular among his fans.If you are a Virat fan, and want to know more about him, then here are some unknown facts about Virat Kohli that you shouldknow about your favorite cricketer.
1. Virat’s Nickname!
Virat’s nickname is “Chikku” and his teammatesincluding the entire Indian cricket team address him by this cute name. Well, it is really cool to call your friends by the name which they don’t want to disclose in public!
2. His Father’s Demise!
A sportsperson never brings his personal life in between his game. Virat’s father died when he was representing Delhi against Karnataka in the Ranji trophy. He scored a 90!
3. After Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, He is the Third!
Yes, he is the third batsman in India to score two hundreds in the one day cricket match before the age of 22!
4. The Asia Cup, 2012
Virat Kohli scored 183 runs from 148 balls against Pakistan. It is the fourth highest score by an Indian batsman in one day international cricket match.
5. 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup!
Virat Kohli scored a century in his debut match. This was an outstanding performance. 282 runs in 9 innings at an average of 35.25 with the partnership with Gautam Gambhir.
6. Fastest Indian Batsman!
He is the fastest Indian Batman to reach the benchmarks and laurels of 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 runs in the one day international cricket match.
7. Best Dressed International Person!
In 2012, Virat Kohli was entitled among the best dressed people in the world, a list which included Barack Obama too.
8. Most Marketable Athlete!
SportsPro has rated Virat Kohli as the 13th most marketable Athlete in the world.
9. Virat Kohli’s First Crush!
Virat Kohli’s first crush was KarishmaKapoor, the Bollywood Diva! This is something shocking!
10. His great love for Samurai Warriors!
He loves tattoos, which is evident from his arms! He has got himself inked four times and out of all his tattoos Samurai warrior tattoo is his favorite.
11. Fastest Century Record!
The record of fastest century by anIndian in one day international cricket matches is held by Virat Kohli. In 2013, Jaipur the match against Australia he scored a century in just 52 balls! This is getting terrific!
12. Sir Vivian Richards’s Record is to be broken by Virat!
Virat needs only 99 runs to beat Sir Vivian Richards’s record of 6000 one day international runs!
13. Virat Kohli is the born leader!
He is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was the one to make India win in Under-19 World Cup in 2008 held in Malaysia. Recently he has been appointed as the Captain of the Indian Cricket team.
14. Tattoo for Good Luck!
The Golden Dragon on his forearm is for Good luck! I think this has proved to his lucky charm in the matches! Isn’t it?
15. Sir Vivian Richards remarked that he reminded him of himself!
Sir Richards has himself rewarded Virat Kohli makes him remember his days when he used to play. The same usual manner as he used to bat on the crease!
Oh, Damn! You knew this much about Kohli? Undoubtedly, he is the best cricketer till date.