Virat Kohli is one of the top cricketers in the world right now. In less than 30 years of his life, he has accomplished and done a whole lot. Hoping to get to know more about the batsman? Read on to know some interesting facts about Virat Kohli.
Blockbuster World Cup Debut
Not Just A Football Team Owner
Good Luck Tattoo
ICC ODI PLAYER 2012
Forgettable First Year Of IPL
An RCBian for Life
While his first IPL season with RCB wasn’t great, Kohli has found major success in IPL thereafter. It was during the launch of his autobiography – Driven: The Virat Kohli Story, that he announced that he would always play for RCB franchise in the IPL. Today, RCB is synonymous with Virat Kohli and vice versa when it comes to IPL.
Raining Test Tons
The First To 100 Crore Club
No Relationship With Butter Chicken
The Origin Of His Ultra Popular Nickname
The history of this nickname goes back all the way to a time when Kohli hadn’t even played T10 first-class matches. He was a part of the Delhi team playing a Ranji trophy match when he got a new haircut. It was upon asking his younger colleagues about the haircut did he get a response from Ajit Chowdhary, the assistant coach who was standing at a distance, “Not bad, you look like a cheeko (Sapodilla)!”
Not A Naturally High Metabolism – It’s All In The Hardwork
There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers around in the world. He’s also often attributed with making fitness a big part of the team in the way we see it today. However, Kohli doesn’t have a naturally high metabolism, unlike many other players. It is his strict regime which includes a diet of grilled chicken, veggies and seafood and over 3-hour workouts that keep his fitness levels so high.