While Indian cricket team has always been star-studded with many big name, few of them can really outmatch the charisma, dominance and aggressiveness of Virat Kohli. A name that, today, synonyms greatness, the story of this Indian skipper is not only inspiring but also has that-is-so-me moments in plenty.
Only second to Shahrukh Khan, Virat Kohli is now worth $92 million with countless top brands under his wings. From winning hearts with his extraordinary performance on-field to making headlines with his equally remarkable fashion sense (and PDA’in with Girlfriend Anushka Sharma), news always seems to find this Indian batting sensation.
However, his life has not always been this fairytale-sque. Now 28 years old, his journey is filled with dreams, struggles, awkwardness, challenges, and love that prove this record-breaking cricketer is no different than any other ordinary Indian.
A Teenage Chump
They say visuals speak louder than words. And these do exactly that.
These rare pictures of teenage Virat Kohli give us a glimpse of where did he start from and how he clawed his way to the top in the cricketing world.
An awkward full comb over hairstyle with hints of uni-brow, his physical appearance looks just as regular as Indian teenagers- a tad bulky and curvy. Even his early interviews are filled with pace-palm moments.
If you’re in your teenage, or even if you’re past those days, does it all not sound too relatable?
Not just in appearance, even in his dreams and commitment, his overall approach exudes typical-ness. “I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure,” said Virat in a recent interview.
At 18, he lost his father. His decision to continue the ongoing match (and score 90) even after hearing his father’s demise is a story that has won this Indian batsman much respect from every cricket fan.
Over the course, he encountered plenty more challenges on and off-field. Very close to his mother, at 28, he is India’s current heart-throb, ruling hearts and talks.
A Flamboyant Champ
Again, they said visuals speak louder than words. And these do that exactly.
Today, Virat Kohli is on every magazine cover and sport news segments. A household name who’s looked up by millions of teenagers and youngsters, he is excellence packed with enthusiasm and passion.
Virat Kohli is one of the highest paid sportsmen. He’s raking millions every
year in his bank account. Countless women around the world swoon on his name. And, above all, he also has his lady-luck by his side.
Be it with his big presence and contribution in every match or with his flamboyance on ramps and commercials, Virat Kohli has successfully managed to transcend himself – both personally and professionally – into a champion and role model. This inspiring perfectly documents, regardless who you are and where you are right now, changing is easy if backed by hard work, dedication and a vision to be at the top of the world.