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Virat Kohli birthday special: 4 unknown facts about Indian skipper

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 November 2017, 12:29 IST
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The 'run-machine' of India, Virat Kohli will turn 29 today. The cricketer was born on 5 November 1988. Virat Kohli currently captains the India national cricket team. Although for Virat there still has a long way to go yet the cricketer is often regarded as one of the best players in the history of cricket.

The 28-year-old cricketer was also featured in the eighth spot in ESPN's list of world's most famous sportsperson. The Indian captain was also the sole athlete from India to feature among the world's 100 highest paid sportsmen in the latest Forbes list.

Here are some lesser known facts about birthday boy Virat Kohli:

1- Virat considered tying a black thread on his hand as his lucky charm, Virat has made many tattoos on his body, one of them is a Japanese Samurai.

2- On his right hand, Kohli has tattooed a Chinese word on his body which means trust.

3- Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are childhood sweetheart and Anushka used to play cricket with the Indian skipper in their childhood days.

4- In the fashion magazine GQ, Virat Kohli is placed at the third sop in the list of 10 Best Dressed International Men while former American president Barack Obama is placed at the tenth spot.

First published: 5 November 2017, 12:29 IST