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Childhood, Early Life, Awards & Achievements of Virat Kohli

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Tuesday, 17th August 2021

Who exactly is Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer who is regarded as one of the country's best athletes. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation, and he also bowls right-arm medium pace on occasion. He is well-known for his dependable and powerful batting style, and he has won several matches for India on his own. Virat fell in love with cricket at a young age and began playing when he was just three years old. When he was nine years old, his parents recognised his talent and enrolled him in the West Delhi Cricket Academy. Over the years, he grew into a very talented player, representing his hometown of Delhi at various age-group levels and in domestic cricket. His first major achievement came in 2008, when he captained India's Under-19 team to victory in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Soon after, he was chosen to play for the Indian team, where he established himself as a valuable middle order batsman. He has proven his mettle in test cricket after earning a reputation as a "ODI specialist." He is currently the Indian team's Test captain and vice-captain in limited overs formats. Virat Kohli is married to Anushka Sharma, a well-known Indian actress.


Childhood & Early Life

Virat Kohli was born in Delhi, India, on November 5, 1988, to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli. His father was a criminal defence attorney, and his mother is a housewife. He has two siblings: Vikash, his elder brother, and Bhavna, his elder sister.

When he was a child, he became interested in cricket. He would pick up a cricket bat and ask his father to bowl to him when he was only three years old. Vishal Bharti Public School was where he received his early education.

Virat's interest in cricket grew, and when he was nine, his father enrolled him at the West Delhi Cricket Academy. He trained at the Rajkumar Sharma Academy and also competed at the Sumit Dogra Academy.


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Awards & Achievements

He was named ICC One-Day International Player of the Year in 2012, as well as BCCI International Cricketer of the Year in 2011–12 and 2014–15.

In 2013, he was awarded the Arjuna Award for his achievements in international cricket.


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