The Story Of Virat Kohli: From A Flamboyant Individual Performer To A Great Leader

Virat Kohli: The Evolution from Flamboyant Performer to Inspirational Leader

One of the brightest stars of the Indian Cricket team and current captain of the team, Virat Kohli, is someone whose name has been enough to create excitement and thrill among his many fans. He is one of those cricketers who has been able to create magic in the field of cricket, and with his amazing skills and exceptional sportsmanship qualities, he has been able to take the team's name to greater heights. 

Early Life and Background

Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988. Born in New Delhi, India, to a Punjabi family, Kohli was blessed with a small yet loving family who never stopped to encourage him in every step of his life. His schooling was completed at Vishal Bharti Public School. As already mentioned, Kohli had a keen interest in cricket from a very young age and was trained at West Delhi Cricket Academy.

At just the age of 9, Kohli joined the academy and was trained under Rajkumar Sharma. Just so that he got better options regarding cricket, Kohli was shifted from Vishal Bharti Public School to Saviour Convent in the Paschim Vihar area of Delhi. 

Hard times loomed upon the family when Kohli lost his father in 2006. Thereafter, times were too difficult for Kohli and his whole family. Furthermore, they had to reside in a rented house. Despite that, Kohli is regarded to be among the best batsmen because of his dependable and impressive batting style. He has single-handedly brought home many awards and titles, and this craze for cricket has been built within him since his childhood. 

Cricket Career

In October 2002, Virat Kohli played for the first time for Delhi in the under-15 team. Also, he was able to secure the highest number of runs in the very same year. Just after his amazing performance in the under-15 performances in the year 2006, Kohli was also selected for the under-19 cricket team and also went on a tour to England. Even there, he was able to enthral everyone with his amazing performance. Kohli made his debut in the domestic T20 championship in April 2007, and in March 2008, he was made the captain of the under-19 cricket team of India. 

Virat Kohli's records are innumerable and cannot be listed in just a few paragraphs. He has even been ranked as the top right-handed batsman by ESPN. His records are the sole reason for his and the team's success in today's time. 

Kohli is also an integral part of the Indian Premier League and represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. He was also selected as the team's captain in the year 2013. Moreover, when MS Dhoni left the position of captain in the T20I and one-day captainship, Virat Kohli took charge as one in all three formats of Indian Cricket.

The Exceptional Face of the Indian Cricket Team 

Not just a renowned cricketer or athlete, but Kohli is also part of several brand endorsements. Virat Kohli even has a great number of commercial investments, which have made him one of the richest cricketers today. Moreover, he is the co-owner of the Indian Super League club FC Goa and also of the International Premier Tennis League Franchise UAE Royal. He is also the brand ambassador of Convo, which is a London-based social networking venture.

Virat Kohli’s stats, which the cricketer has been able to achieve, is something that a very less number of youngsters have been able to achieve today. His hard work and perseverance have helped him to take the team's name to the forefront. The amount of contribution that he has made to the team today is highly admirable. Having a keen interest in this field since a young age, Kohli today has not only been able to create history on a personal level, but his talent and cricket skills have also taken the team's name to the limelight.