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Virat Kohli is an Indian International cricketer, who is a middle-order right hand batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler. He was the captain of the champion Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Virat represents Delhi in first-class cricket and is the captain of the Royal Challengers Banglore franchise in the Indian Premier League. He was the part of the Indian team which won the “2011 World Cup”. He is also a co-owner of the ISL team FC Goa and the IPTL franchise UAE Royals. Virat Kohli was awarded the ‘Man of the Tournament’ for his brilliant performance in the ICC World T20.

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. He studied at Vishal Bharti and Savier Convent, Delhi. He got his initial cricket training in West Delhi Cricket Academy, since 1998. He also used to play matches for Sumit Dogra Academy in Vasundhara Enclave near Noida. Virat Kohil’s role model is Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa. He is fascinated about Lawn tennis and is a huge fan of Leander paes (Indian tennis star) and Roger Federer (The Swiss tennis legend).

Virat Kohli was born into a Punjabi family to Prem Kohli and Saroj Kohli. His father worked as a criminal lawyer and mother is a house wife. He has an elder brother, Vikash and an elder sister, Bhavna.

Kohli is specifically from clans of the Katri sub-caste. His father was died on December 19th, 2006 due to brain stroke which numbed everyone and changed Virat completely and made him very conscious for his career. Virat has an elder brother, Vikas and an elder sister Bhavna.

Virat Kohli first came into the spotlight when he played for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka on the day of his father’s death. Choosing to stay and bat, he went on to score 90 runs.

He was the captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. Batting at number 4, he scored 235 runs in 6 matches at an average of 47, including a century against the West Indies U-19s. Virat emerged as the leading run scorer of the tournament, aggregating 398 runs from seven matches including two centuries and two fifties. He has made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008.

He has won “ICC ODI Player of the Year” Award in the year 2012. He has rated 13th by the SportsPro as the most “Marketable Athlete in the World”. He also endorses brands including Arvind’s Flying Machine, Titan Fastrack, PepsiCo, Fair & Lovely, Celkon Mobiles, Nike and many more.