Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian national cricket team who is considered to be one of the best batsmen in the world, and his statistics support the claim completely. He is the also the most famous cricketer in the world as declared by various polls on cricketing channels.
Virat captained the Under-19 Indian national cricket team and led them to victory in the world cup. The Indian government has already awarded him the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri award for his contributions. Now let’s have a close look at Virat Kohli’s net worth in 2018.
Virat was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi. He is Punjabi, and his father was a criminal lawyer while his mother was a housewife. He showed signs of his interest in cricket when he was three years of age. He completed his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School. Virat joined a cricket academy at the age of nine to become a professional cricketer.
In 2006, Virat’s dad passed away, and his family went through an ordeal as the business was not doing well. Virat’s dad was his biggest support in all his endeavors. Virat has recently tied knots with Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma in private ceremony in Italy. Virat is also the most valued celebrity brand in India.
Virat started playing for Delhi Under-15 team in 2002, and he became the captain of the team the next year. The following year, he went into the team of Delhi-Under-17 where he was the highest scorer in the series. In 2006, he went for India Under-19 team to its tour of England. He made his first-class debut at the age of 18 for Delhi. He played for his team even on his father’s funeral day. In 2008, under his captaincy, he led the Indian U-19 team to ICC World Cup victory in Malaysia.
Following his success, he went into IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In August 2008, he was selected to be a part of Indian ODI Squad. His selection was due to the injury of Sachin and Sehwag. He did well as an opener but could not make a permanent place. A year later, he returned to the national team to replace injured Gambhir and batted at 4th position. His real break came in 2010 when the senior players of the teams were rested for Zimbabwe series, and he was declared to be the vice-captain.
Dhoni preferred Kohli over Raina for World Cup matches, and he became the first Indian batsman to score a century of his World Cup debut. India won the World Cup after 1983, Kohli made his test debut in July 2011. He was appointed Vice-Captain for Asia Cup in 2012 and became captain momentarily when Dhoni was injured. He also became the captain in Series matches due to his absence in Australia tour in December 2014. He is currently the captain of the national team in all formats.
Awards & Achievements
There is an endless number of times Virat Kohli was the Man of the match. He was the Man of the series in 2012 when India toured in Srilanka, following by West Indies tour of India in 2013 and Sri Lanka tour of India in 2014. In 2017, he was declared Man of the Series when New Zealand toured in India. Besides, he was Man of the Series in 2014 and 2016 ICC World Cup T20 series. On a personal level, he received Arjuna Award for Cricket in 2013 and Padma Shri Award in 2017. He was also declared ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012.
Net Worth of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has an estimated net worth of over $75 million. He is at the prime of his career and breaking the milestones set by legends in Cricket. Apart from being one of the highest-paid cricketers in the world, most of his income comes from his endorsement deals. He is the most valued celebrity in the country and endorses brands of different niche. He also has commercial investments in various ventures. He co-owns ISL club FC Goa. Virat invested in Chisel, a gym chain country. He also co-owns franchises in Pro Wrestling League and International Premier Tennis League.
Virat Kohli is the most consistent cricketers who may go down in the history of the cricketing world as the best batsman of all time. The national cricket team is doing great under his leadership, and his personal life is finally settled. Virat is a great man at heart, and he does various charity works when he gets time.