Facts You Don’t Know About Virat Kohli

Hey guys welcome to this article, so in this article we will going to talk about some facts you don’t know about Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is one of the greatest Indian icons of all time. He has broken countless records and set new standards in cricket with his brilliant innings over the years. So, let’s dive into Virat Kohli facts, who have charming looks with most followers in India. This article is going to be very interesting, because, many of them don’t know these facts or you know but doesn’t notice, so any way, lets start this article without any further delay.

Facts You Don’t Know About Virat Kohli:

Most Double Century:

Virat Kohli brought up yet another double-century in Tests, this time at his home ground Firoz Shah Kotla. This is his second successive double-ton, having struck 213 in Nagpur in the previous match. In doing so, he joined an elite club of only six batsmen to have achieved this feat in Test history. The only other Indian to have done this is Vinod Kambli, against England and Zimbabwe in 1993. Wally Hammond is the only one to achieve this twice.

Most Hundred in IPL:

In 2023, Kohli also broke the record for most hundreds by a batsman in the Indian Premier League. He notched up his seventh ton in the T20 league when he scored 101* off 61 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Gujarat Titans (GT) in Bengaluru. He had equaled Chris Gayle’s record of six IPL tons in RCB’s previous match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) when he clubbed 100 off 63 in Hyderabad. During the edition, he also became the first player to cross the 7,000-run mark in the tournament.

Youngest Player to get ODI cricketer Of the Year:

Kohli is the youngest player to receive the ODI Cricketer of the Year award. In 2012, he received the award for scoring 1381 runs in 34 ODIs in 2011 and finishing as the leading run-scorer in the year. These numbers helped him join the league of cricket greats Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, MS Dhoni and Kevin Pietersen at the age of 23.

The Run Machine:

Virat Kohli is often called “The Run Machine” for his unmatched consistency in scoring runs. With over 12,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) as of October 2021, he holds several records, including being the fastest player to reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODIs.

Did not leave the match despite father’s death:

In December 2006, Kohli went through extreme pain during Delhi’s match against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Amidst the crucial game, the right-handed batsman learned that his father Prem Kohli had passed away due to a heart attack. Despite knowing about his father’s demise, Kohli did not leave the match and came to the field the next day to fulfill his responsibility. The match ended in a deadlock and 18-year-old Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 90 runs with his bat.

First Players to score 50 ODI tons:

During his innings of 117 off 113 balls in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record for most ODI centuries. The Master Blaster finished his career with 49 ODI centuries in 463 matches. Kohli’s century against the Kiwis in Mumbai was his 50th century in the ODI format. This knock was even more special because Tendulkar was present at the Wankhede Stadium.

Test Debute:

Virat Kohli made his Test debut in June 2011 against West Indies in Kingston. His first half-century came against the same opponent in Mumbai in November 2011, where he scored fifties in both innings of the game. A few months later he scored his first Test century against Australia in Adelaide.

Never Been Auction in the IPL:

Virat Kohli is the only Indian Premier League (IPL) player who has never been auctioned. In 2008, when the first IPL auction was held, under-19 players were not allowed to participate because they were selected in the pre-season draft. Impressed by Kohli’s performance in the Under-19 World Cup 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) signed him after Delhi Capitals (DC) showed no interest in him.

Turned himself into a vegetarian due to health reasons:

The Delhi-born player turned vegetarian in 2018 after facing a cervical spine problem during a Test match against South Africa. Kohli once revealed that when India were clashing with England in a five-match Test series in 2018, he removed meat from his diet and adopted a vegetarian lifestyle to stay fit and healthy.

First Players to score 50 ODI tons:

During his innings of 117 off 113 balls in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kohli broke Tendulkar’s long-standing record for most ODI centuries. The Master Blaster finished his career with 49 ODI centuries in 463 matches. Kohli’s century against the Kiwis in Mumbai was his 50th century in the ODI format. This knock was even more special because Tendulkar was present at the Wankhede Stadium.

Did not leave the match despite father’s death:

In December 2006, Kohli went through extreme pain during Delhi’s match against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Amidst the crucial game, the right-handed batsman learned that his father Prem Kohli had passed away due to a heart attack. Despite knowing about his father’s demise, Kohli did not leave the match and came to the field the next day to fulfill his responsibility. The match ended in a deadlock and 18-year-old Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 90 runs with his bat.

Conclusion:

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