“Where is Virat Kohli now?”: Former Indian captain Virat Kohli who scored more than 12000 international ODI runs becomes the first player to score more than 900 runs in IPL format. But fails to bag a trophy for his IPL team(RCB).
During his captaincy regime, India never lifted an ICC trophy while team India lifts their last ICC trophy back in 2013 where MS Dhoni-led India beat England by 5 runs.
Virat’s Cricket Carrier
Virat Kohli is one of the most loved, followed youth icons of the day who has a huge fan base across the world.
Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. With his consistency, he gets his place sealed in the squad that won the ICC World Cup 2011. Virat Kohli gets into the spotlight when he scored his maiden ODI century against Sri Lanka in 2012.
No one can easily forget his stunning, counter-attack of 133* off 86 balls that helped India chase down 321 in less than 37 overs in Hobart in a tri-series clash against Sri Lanka. After the back-to-back massive innings Virat has become an inseparable member of Team India.
It nearly took three years for Virat Kohli to make his test debut in 2011 after his ODI appearance.
It is hard to forget the infamous tweet from Sanjay Manjrekar in 2012 where he criticizes Virat Kohli’s test performance. Manjrekar said Kohli should be given one more Test “just to be sure he does not belong here”.
The aggressive batsman answered Manjrekar in his way by scoring a Test hundred in Australia by the end of the same month. He then sealed his spot in playing XI. He single-handedly defied Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle, and Nathan Lyon, scoring 116 while no other Indian batsman crossed 35.
Virat made his T20 debut on Jun 12, 2010, vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Kohli also found success in the T20 format by winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World T20 (in 2014 and 2016).
Virat made his IPL debut on Apr 18, 2008, in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He remained as the team’s captain between 2013 -2021
Though he remains successful in International formats Virat still struggles to lift the maiden trophy for RCB in IPL.
Kohli as Captain
Kohli was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following MS Dhoni’s Test retirement in 2014.
In early 2017, he became the limited-overs captain as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position. In ODIs, Kohli has the second-highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world.
In September 2021, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20I captain following the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. While in December 2021, Kohli was replaced by Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain.
On 15 January 2022, a day after India lost the series 2-1 to South Africa in January 2022, Kohli resigned as the Test captain.
Kohli’s social work
The run machine has not only helped Indian cricket but also doing his best to help athletes from other sports achieve the zenith via The Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF).
Kohli launched a foundation under his name in 2013 and has silently been helping budding athletes and underprivileged children from all walks of life to achieve their dreams and help India become a sporting nation.
Where is Virat Kohli now?
Virat Kohli has moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra after getting married to Anushka Sharma. Kohli bought a lavish flat in the “Omkar 1973” Towers located in the Worli area in South Mumbai.
He bought the 7,171 sq. ft. sea-view apartment on the 35th floor of this Tower C of this super-luxury project for Rs 34 crore the tower, it has a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea.
Virat Kohli is expected to be in the same location with his wife Anushka Sharma who expects their first baby in Jan 2020.
He celebrated the new year 2021 with Hardik Pandya and his wife Natasa Stankovic along with Anushka Sharma and their friends.
Friends who test negative together spend positive time together! ☺️ Nothing like a get together at home with friends in a safe environment. May this year bring a lot of hope, joy, happiness and good health. Stay safe! #HappyNewYear2021 pic.twitter.com/EyFcUBLqMi
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 1, 2021
Virat’s Promotion as Father
Beyond his national and social work, Virat gets a new promotion as a “father”. Virat Kohli ties the knot with Indian actress Anushka Sharma on 11 December 2017 in Tuscany. On 2020, August 27 Virat and Anushka announces that they are expecting their first child together.
Virat Kohli announces it officially via his Instagram page where he quoted as “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021,”.
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Virushka moves to UAE
Post the announcement Virat moves to UAE along with Anushka to get part in the IPL 2020. He leads RCB in IPL 2020 and also faces the same fate as in previous IPL seasons.
India tour of Australia
After the completion of IPL 2020, Virat along with the Indian team moves to Australia to play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and 4 Test matches.
India lost the ODI series in Australia and won the T20I series against the host. India set to play 4 test matches against the men in yellow where Virat captains the first test match and leaves for India to be with his wife for their first baby birth.
Kohli leaves Australia
Virat who expects his first child in January has given paternity leave by BCCI. According to which Virat Kohli left Australia after the completion of the 1st Test the match where India lose by 8 wickets.
In his absence, Ajinkya Rahane lead the Indian side and registered a glorious victory in the 2nd Test vs Australia.
The 32-year-old posts a heartwarming wish for the winning Indian team via Twitter from India.
What a win this is, absolutely amazing effort by the whole team. Couldn’t be happier for the boys and specially Jinks who led the team to victory amazingly. Onwards and upwards from here 💪🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 29, 2020
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli blessed with a baby girl
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are blessed with a baby girl. Anushka Sharma gave birth at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 11.
“We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope you can respect our privacy at this time,” Virat wrote in a social media post.
“Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives,” wrote Virat.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 11, 2021
Virat Kohli Reaches Chennai
Post the baby birth celebration Indian skipper Virat Kohli turns back to serve his country. Virat Kohli reached Chennai on 27-01-2021 to lead India in the England Test series. The first two Test match against England is set to play behind the closed door at M A Chidambaram stadium from February 5.
The Indian skipper was spotted at Mumbai airport leaving for Chennai. Post Chennai arrival both the team members are isolated under COVID19 restriction in the hotel. Virat Kohli trains hard in his hotel room ahead of the Test series vs England.
Virat, Anushka, and Vamika Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Indian skipper who travels to England to led the Indian cricket team in England for the WTC finals got the company from family. Virat accompanied with wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika to England on June 2, 2021.
“Yes, Both Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are in the UK. The two are together in Southampton. And in such a situation, Virat could not leave Anushka Alone. I congratulate Virat and Anushka a lot.” a report revealed.
As promised by both, Anushka put her all effort to protect their daughter from being exposed on social media. As a couple, they promised that they will keep their daughter away from social media until she got the right age to understand it.
Virat Kohli Reached UAE for IPL Phase 2
King Kohli reached UAE to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021 phase 2 which has moved to UAE amid COVID19 fear. Earlier BCCI postponed IPL 2021 in its midway owing to the spike in COVID19 cases inside the bio bubble.
RCB arranged a chattered flight for Virat Kohli and Siraj who were in England where team India played against England in a 5 match test series.
The fifth Test match between India and England, scheduled to begin on September 10 in Manchester, has been cancelled after three support staff of India has tested positive for COVID19.
Apart from Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar had contracted the virus.
The news you’ve all been waiting for: King Kohli and Miyan Magic have joined the team in Dubai. 🤩
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 12, 2021
ICC T20 WC 2021 Elimination
Virat Kohli along with Anushka Sharma and Vamika returned to Mumbai after the team India got eliminated from ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Virat Kohli has been given rest by BCCI for the New Zealand T20I series and is expected to join the team for the 2nd Test match against New Zealand at Mumbai. Notably, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is the last match for Virat Kohli as T20I captain.
— Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani77) November 13, 2021
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Reach Paris For A Vacation
Posy his Captaincy stint, Virat struggles to find his form back in the international format as well as in IPL format. Virat Kohli missed the home series against South Africa and Ireland tour and was included in the England tour.
Virat scatters everyone’s expectations by remaining in his lean patch in the England series. Following his struggle, BCCI sidelined him for the West Indies series.
However, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has backed Virat Kohli saying that he has been exceptional for India for a long period and poor performance in a few matches should not be a parameter to judge a player.
In July 2022, Virat Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika headed to Pais for a vacation. However, the family was not happy with their vacation as the country is battling an intense heatwave and the temperatures have soared to 41 degrees which is not ideal for a vacation.
Anushka Sharma shared the image of their hotel room and gave an update on the scorching weather in Paris.