Virat Kohli: Indian cricket team’s run machine and former captain Virat Kohli is making his 34th birthday today i.e. on 5th November. His fans and big celebrities around the world are wishing him a happy birthday. Kohli’s birthday is no less than a festival for his fans. Cake is also cut on Kohli’s birthday at different places. But today we are going to tell you about 10 such things of Virat Kohli on this special occasion. The ones you hardly know about.
1) Kohli charges crores for an Instagram post
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli, the star batsman and popular personality of the Indian cricket team, charges Rs 8.9 crore for every Instagram post. Kohli is the most followed Indian athlete. He has 221 million followers on Instagram.
2) How did Chiku get the nickname?
Virat Kohli said in an interview that his first coach had named him “Chiku”. The coach had named him during the Ranji Trophy. He told that earlier he used to have big cheeks. Because of which he came to be called Cheeku. However, his nickname came to limelight when MS Dhoni called Virat “Cheeku” in the stump mic during a match.
3) What was the turning point of the career
There have been 3 biggest turning points of Virat Kohli’s career. First, he played a match against Karnataka in 2006, just a day after his father’s death, scoring 90 runs. Due to which he had come in a lot of discussion. Second, he won the Under 19 World Cup to Team India in 2008 under his captaincy. Third, Kohli played a very important innings of 35 runs against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup. From where everyone knew him.
4) These famous athletes follow Virat on Instagram
Many Bollywood celebs and other Indian athletes follow Virat Kohli on Instagram, but do you know that other sports-related world famous athletes also follow Kohli on Instagram? No, let us tell you. These big sports personalities follow Virat Kohli on Instagram.
– Roger Federer (tennis)
– Sergio Ramos (football)
– Novak Djokovic (tennis)
– Harry Kane (football)
– Marcelo Viera (football)
– Daniel Ricciardo (Formula 1)
– Thomas Muller (football)
5) Why does Virat call AB de Villiers a biscuit?
As everyone knows how is the bonding of Virat Kohli and South African legend AB de Villiers. Both are very good friends of each other. Kohli has kept the nickname of de Villiers Biscuit. Do you know the reason behind this?
While disclosing this in a video, Kohli had told that he picked this (biscuit) from South African slang. He said that people whom you like, who are very close to you, you can call them biscuits, because everyone likes biscuits.
6) Not an Indian player but this is Virat’s favorite cricketer
34-year-old Virat Kohli’s favorite cricketer is not Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, or Kapil Dev, but former South African batsman Harshal Gibbs.
7) Kohli does not respect senior players
It has been heard many times that Virat Kohli does not respect senior players. He has also been seen clashing with Indian legends like Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly. At the same time, he does not have anything special with Gautam Gambhir.
8) Where did the tussle between Gambhir and Kohli started?
In the 2013 IPL, a match was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. In which the atmosphere between Gautam Gambhir and Kohli was heated after the dismissal of Virat. Both the players were seen saying something to each other. Even a scuffle had come to the fore. But other players including Lakshmipati Balaji and Rajat Bhatia pacified the quarrel between the two. After which the game progressed. From this day onwards there is a quarrel between the two.
9) When did King Kohli decide to become a cricketer?
Virat Kohli started playing cricket at the age of 9. His father Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer. He took Kohli and his brother Vikas to the West Delhi Cricket Academy in 1998. Where Virat was liked by coach Rajkumar Sharma at first sight out of 250 children.
10) Virat Kohli abused MS Dhoni
During the exciting season of IPL 2022, a match was played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In which Chennai needed 39 runs in 12 balls. In such a situation, MS Dhoni, who was on strike, wanted to hit a big shot but he was caught by Virat Kohli on the boundary. In such a situation, after taking the catch, Kohli had also abused by coming in the aggression.
Which the fans did not like at all. The video of that entire incident also went viral on social media. Although some fans believe that Virat Kohli knew the importance of Mahi’s wicket. That’s why after taking the catch, he abused the aggression. Not MS Dhoni.