Did you know that India’s number one ranked ODI batsman, Virat Kohli is a big movie buff? On his 25th birthday we will tell you the lesser known facts about the superstar!
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Virat Kohli’s nickname is ‘Chikku‘.
He started his schooling at Vishal Bharti School before shifting to Savier Convent.
Virat Kohli first came into the limelight while playing for Delhi against Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy match on the day of his father’s death. Choosing to stay and bat, he went on to score 90 runs.
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In 2008, the under-19 Indian cricket team won the World Cup under Virat Kohli’s leadership.
The Delhi lad is a big fan of Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan and his favourite movies are ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’, ‘Ishq’ and ‘3 Idiots’
His favourite Hollywood actor is Johnny Depp and has a secret crush on Penelope Cruz
His dream role in a film would be that of Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr.
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli was the 2nd highest run getter in IPL 2011 behind Chris Gayle.
During the 2011 World Cup, Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score a century on a World Cup debut. He made 282 runs in 9 innings at an average of 35.25.
Virat Kohli’s role model is Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa.
After cricket, lawn tennis is the next thing that fascinates him. He is huge fan of Leander Paes and Roger Federer
Kohli was named ODI Cricketer of the year in 2012.
In 2012, Virat Kohli was named as one of the 10 best dressed international men in a list that included US President Barack Obama.
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He is only one of the three Indians to have scored two ODI centuries before their 22nd birthday. Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina being the other two.