5 Nov 2022

Virat Kohli's Birthday: Father's death and number 18 jersey, know unheard stories of Virat's life

Indian cricket team's star batsman Virat Kohli is celebrating his 34th birthday today on November 5. However, he is not in the country on this special day, as the T-20 World Cup is going on in Australia and he is with Team India. King Kohli is getting congratulations from all over the world. Today on Virat's birthday, know the unheard stories of his life…

That's why Kohli wears number 18 jersey

The jersey number of former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is 18. Virat Kohli walks on the field wearing the number 18 jersey for an emotional reason. Actually, Virat Kohli's father Prem Kohli passed away on December 18, 2006. Kohli won the Under-19 and Senior World Cup while wearing the number 18 jersey. After that he never changed the number of his jersey. Since then this number is on his jersey in memory of his father.

Began playing cricket at age 3

Indian cricket team legend Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in a Punjabi family in the capital of the country, Delhi. He started batting at the age of just three. Seeing his interest from childhood, his parents encouraged him to prepare for cricket. Virat Kohli's father Prem Kohli was a lawyer. Virat's mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife.

Virat Kohli received his early education from 'Vishal Bhartiya Public School' in Delhi. Kohli did not take much interest in studies, but his entire focus was always on cricket. Due to this, Virat Kohli studied only till 12th standard. However, later he also did many online courses and now his knowledge and English speaking are no less than anyone.

This part of Kohli's life is very painful

In an interview, former Team India captain Virat Kohli had revealed the saddest moment of his life, which very few people are familiar with. Virat Kohli had openly talked about his father Prem Kohli in the interview. Virat Kohli said in response to a question, 'I was playing a Ranji Trophy match when my father passed away. I had to bat for the team the next day. My father died at 2.30 in the morning.

Virat Kohli further said: 'I saw Papa taking his last breath. His condition was very bad. We went to the nearby doctors, but it was so late at night that no one opened the door. Then we took him to the hospital, but by then he had passed away. After the death of my father, all the family members broke down and started crying, but tears were not coming from my eyes.

Kohli reached father's funeral after the match

Let us tell you that on 19 December 2006, Virat Kohli's father Prem Kohli died at the age of 54 due to brain stroke. At that time Virat was just 18 years old and he was playing in the Ranji Trophy in Delhi. Kohli was so strong that he attended his father's funeral only after the match between Delhi and Karnataka. Kohli played a brilliant innings of 90 runs to save Delhi from the follow-on.

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