Top 5 facts about Virat Kohli that will Amaze you

As Virat Kohli Celebrates His 35th Birthday, Let's Take a Closer Look at the Life of the Contemporary Cricket Maestro and Discover the Top 5 Fascinating Facts About him.

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From a chubby aggressive young batter to a modern maestro, Virat Kohli has come a long way since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008. Today, Virat Kohli has turned 35 and the young lad from Delhi has become a living legend by the age of 35. 

In his illustrious career, Virat has shattered several records, and more than that he led a paradigm shift in Indian cricket with his aggressive captaincy and never-say-die attitude. Today, on the maestro’s 35th birthday, let’s explore the top 5 remarkable facts about Virat Kohli that will amaze you.

1. First bowler to take a wicket on his 0th delivery

Virat Kohli is the only International T20 bowler to take a wicket on his 0th delivery in International Cricket. Virat achieved this feat against England in 2011 when he got Kevin Pieterson stumped on the very first ball by dragging the ball onto the leg side to bamboozle Pieterson and MS Dhoni’s quick hands did the rest.

2. Scored a crucial 90 on the day his father passed away

Virat Kohli termed it as one of the darkest phases in his life and one of the most difficult decisions that he had ever made. Virat Kohli was playing a Ranji match in Delhi and was unbeaten overnight at 40. At 2:30 a.m. his father passed away but Kohli knew he had a job at hand and his team needed him. So, he went on to the ground to bat scored a crucial 90, and got his team out of danger.

3. Never has been in an auction since 2008

Virat Kohli was first picked up in auctions in 2008 by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and since then he hasn’t played for any other franchise. RCB is known for its loyal fanbase and is among one of the most popular IPL franchises and Virat is considered to be the main reason for RCB’s huge fanbase.

4. VK’s philanthropy work

Virat Kohli is one of the fiercest competitors you’ll meet on the field but off the field he is a generous human being. Virat Kohli runs the VKF foundation and is committed to helping underprivileged children in Mumbai by providing them with education and scholarships.

5. Youngest player to receive Cricketer of the Year Award

2012 was Virat Kohli’s breakthrough year when he took his batting to the next level and post that Kohli was a different beast altogether, especially in the limited-overs format. In 2013, Kohli received the Cricketer of the Year Award making him the youngest player to receive this award at the age of 25 years.

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