Awesome Facts on Virat Kohli

  1. Virat has a nickname “Chiku”, given by his fellow teammates.

Gurgaon, India, September 09: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, September 09, 2015. Photo by Manoj Kumar

  1. The former New Zealand Captain, Martin Crowe complimenting Kohli,“Kohli exudes the intensity of Rahul Dravid, audacity of Virender Sehwag and the extraordinary range of Sachin”.

 

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  1. According to the West Indies player Vivian Richards, Virat is the most destructive batsman in the history of cricket and he added that Virat reminded him of himself.sir-vivi-young_2244828b

 

  1. Virat takes his cricket career very seriously as, in 2006 he represent Delhi against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, despite of his father’s death on the same day.

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  1. Virat Kohli is one of the 8 cricketers who scored 20 ODI centuries out of which 6 are retired and only Chris Gayle is still playing with his record of 21 centuries.

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  1. He has also made a record in hitting the fastest 20 ODI centuries in only 133 innings.

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10: Virat Kohli of India is congratulated by MS Dhoni of India after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Ireland and India at Seddon Park on March 10, 2015 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

  1. Not only this, he is also the fastest Indian cricketer who scored 1000, 3000 and 4000 ODI runs. He is the fastest international cricketer to reach 5000 ODI runs.

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  1. Kohli is the only Indian cricketer who scored a century in his World Cup debut.

 

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  1. In 2012, he was awarded with the Cricketer of the Year Award by ICC because he scored highest runs in ODI and test matches.

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  1. Kohli loves to get inked, as he has 4 tattoos that include Golden Dragon and Samurai Warrior.

 

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  1. Apart from having cricket records, Kohli was also included in the top 10 most well dressed international men in 2012.

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