The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is one of the most loved and followed cricketers around the world. It is his impeccable game and flamboyant style that makes him the favorite of fans. Virat Kohli has already achieved many great things already in his cricketing career. He has a massive fan following, but there are many lesser-known facts about the Indian skipper that most fans don’t know about him.
Here, we bring you a list of a few things that most fans don’t know about the Indian cricket skipper. Have a look:
1. Virat Kohli’s water costs him INR 600/Litre:
When Kohli started his fitness journey, the first advice he got was to choose the right diet and most importantly, water. Virat has himself said that drinking right brand of water has played a big role in his fitness journey.
As per a report published on Zeenews.india.com, Kohli drinks special mineral water called ‘Evian’ which is imported all the way from France, and it costs more than 600 rupees per liter. The small-sized bottle (500ml) of Evian costs around Rs 300 in India. The Indian captain is very particular when it comes to water and he mostly carries these Evian bottles with him.
2. Virat Kohli’s special gift for Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement:
During an interview, Sachin Tendulkar revealed that that on his retirement day had given a pouch of some threads. He also revealed that before giving him the gift Virat had said: “I want you to have this. It was given to me by my father. And I want you to have this.”
3. Virat Kohli’s wife and MS Dhoni’s wife were classmates:
In an interview, Virat Kohli’s wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma revealed that once talking to Sakshi Dhoni, she got to know that both of them studied in the same school in Assam — St Mary’s School, Margherita. She revealed:
“Sakshi and I lived together in a very small town in Assam. When she told me where she lived, I said wow, I have lived here too! She said I went to this school, I said I went to this school too. And then I found a picture in which Sakshi is dressed as a fairy and I’m dressed in a Ghaghara”,
4. Virat gets INR 12 crores per year from MRF:
Ever since 2013, Virat Kohli’s bats are sponsored by MRF. In the year 2017, MRF hired Virat Kohli again for an eight-year deal worth more than INR 100 crores. Currently, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the only cricketers who have contracts with MRF.
5. Virat is the most preferred face for the top brands:
Virat Kohli is one of the most preferred faces when it comes to brand endorsements. Brands like Myntra, Uber, Audi, MRF, Manyavar and Tissot, etc. are a few brands that are endorsed by Virat Kohli. As per a report by Duff & Phelps, Virat’s brand value has hiked by 39% as compared to his brand value of last year.
6. Virat Kohli – The Entrepreneur:
Besides endorsements, Virat Kohli has co-created his own brands too. One8 is a brand which he co-created with Puma, it has already crossed the milestone of Rs 100-crore revenue mark. He also has an e-commerce fashion brand by the name of ‘WROGN’.
Besides this, Virat is also the owner of two restaurants and has a series of gyms under the name ‘Chisel’. He has also invested money in startups named Stepathlon Kids and Sports Convo.
7.Virat Kohli used a fake name for his own wedding:
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are one of the most loved couples in India. They tied the knots in December 2017 in a fairytale wedding in Italy. Only a few of their relatives knew about their secret wedding. In an interview, Virat Kohli revealed that only a total of 48 guests who attended the wedding. But no one knew about the wedding, in fact, the couple used fake names for their bookings and the entire ceremony in order to make sure that it stays a secret.