He’s the fastest batsman to score 12000 runs in ODI cricket. He even broke Tendulkar’s record of the fastest 20 ODI centuries in just 133 innings, while Sachin took 197 innings
India's former captain Virat Kohli is currently the only batsman in the world with an average of over 50 across all three cricketing formats.
On December 20, 2006, Virat played his debut Ranji season against Karnataka. His father Prem Kohli’s unfortunate demise two days before didn't waver him from scoring 90 runs.
Kohli is the only bowler in T20 cricket to take a wicket on zeroth delivery. In a T20 match against England in 2011, he bowled a wide to Kevin Pietersen, who had stepped out of the crease and got stumped by MS Dhoni.
His unbeatable global popularity has made him the first Indian to cross the 200 million mark on Instagram. He is the 4th most followed athlete on Instagram across all the sports globally.
Kohli wears the 18 number jersey in memory of his father, who passed away due to cardiac arrest on 18 December 2006. Coincidentally, Kohli was also 18.
When he was in 12th standard, Kohli decided to drop out of further studies to focus entirely on his cricket. It was a courageous decision, and the rest is history.
The nickname Cheeku was given to him by former Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary after he joined the Delhi Ranji team, which is now known worldwide. Dhoni has also called him Cheeku several times behind the stumps.
Virat turned vegetarian due to an injury in his cervical spine during a tour of South Africa in early 2018. He said his bones were getting weaker due to this injury, and he felt much better after making the change.