Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 in a Punjabi family, in Delhi. He didn’t belong to an eminent family. His father, Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer and his mother, Saroj Kohli was a housewife. He was the youngest member of the family with an elder brother and an elder sister. The little Virat took the cricket bat in his hand when he was just three years old. He used to play cricket with his father, in his childhood days. In 1999, at the age of nine, Virat became a part of the West Delhi Cricket Academy. It was his neighbors who advised his father to make him admit to a professional cricket training center.
Rajkumar Sharma was his first trainer and praised him a lot for his talent and adaptability skills. He first played for Delhi Under-15 team in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy and became the leading run-chaser of the tournament with an average of 34.40. He became the captain for the next season and scored an average run of 78, including two 100s and two 50s. He later got a lot of opportunities and started rising.
His father was very supportive and motivated him to play well. But in 2006, Virat lost his father. His family business was not going well then and he had to pay a lot of bills. But, Virat didn’t stop. He got selected in the Indian Under-19 squad in 2006 and played against England. He made everyone impressed with his skills. In 2008, he captained India at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2008, in Malaysia. He made his first T20 debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe and One Day Internationals (ODIs) in Sri Lanka. Virat was a part of the 2007 winning World Cup team. He became the captain of the National Cricket team in 2003.
Whatever he is today, it’s because of his hard work.