Today the King of Cricket, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 34th Birthday and we would like to wish him, A Very Happy Birthday King..! May he keep ruling the game of cricket and keep entertaining us. Kohli plays all the three formats of cricket. He came into the Indian side as an ordinary batsman and after spending few years on the national side, he transformed himself into a completely different batsman and started conquering the world. With his hard work, dedication and resilience, he managed to perform constantly irrespective of the format.
There are some amazing facts about Virat Kohli, ‘The King of Cricket’ which may blow your mind:
- Virat Kohli’s nickname is ‘Cheeku’ which was given by his childhood coach Ajeet Chaudhary.
- Kohli’s idol is one and only Sachin Tendulkar.
- He is one of the most passionate players the world of cricket has ever seen. During a Ranji Trophy match, his father died due to a stroke but Kohli decided to play the match and made 90 runs before attending the funeral of his father.
- Virat Kohli holds many records in One Day Cricket: quickest batsman to score 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000 & 12000 ODI runs.
- He smacked the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian: 100 runs off 52 balls against Australia in 2013.
- He also scored most centuries in a 5 match ODI series.