Virat Kohli is one of the most loved and respected cricketers in Indian cricket history. The young lad from Delhi who climbed the ranks in Indian cricket purely on the basis of his passion and hard work, is now regarded as the greatest batsman in world cricket.
In the last 5 years or so, Kohli has worked extremely hard on his game and body, and established himself as the poster boy of Indian cricket. Kohli’s journey hasn’t been easy at all. He started playing cricket from a very young and it was his late father’s dream to see him playing for Indian cricket team.
Unfortunately, when Virat Kohli is not just playing for India, but leading them in all three formats of the game, his father isn’t around. Kohli’s father passed away on December 19th 2006, when Virat Kohli was just 18 years old and playing a Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka for Delhi.
“I still remember the night my father passed away as it was the hardest time in my life. But the call to play the morning after my father’s death came instinctively to me. I called my (Delhi) coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play, because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high,” Kohli said in an interview.
But, we are sure that his father is watching him very proudly from the heavens and showering his blessing on his son, who is now one of the most loved personalties in India.
We are sure that Indian cricket fans have heard about this story before but how many of you know about other members of Virat Kohli’s beautiful family? In this post, we bring to you some of the unseen pictures of Virat Kohli’s family.
Virat Kohli’s brother Vikas and sister in law Chetna
Virat Kohli’s nephew Arya Kohli
Virat Kohli’s mother Saroj Kohli
Virat Kohli’s sister Bhavana and brother in law Sanjay