He is flamboyant, he is aggressive, he is handsome, and he is the man who contributes his best to make Indian Cricket team win all the matches. Apart from his fours and sixes, these are five unknown facts about Virat Kohli which will definitely make you respect this genius even more.

Fastest cricketer in ODI centuries

Not many know that Virat Kohli is the fastest cricketer to hit 20 ODI centuries. The earlier record was held by Virat’s idol Sachin Tendulkar, the god of cricketing himself. While Sachin took 197 innings to hit 20 ODI centuries, Kohli did the same in mere 15 ODI matches, now that’s what we call speed.

Virat – The Cheeku

It’s not a secret that girl almost drool whenever Virat comes up on screen. But did you know that he is called “Cheeku” in the dressing room? The origin of the name goes back to Virat’s early cricket days when he used to have chubby cheeks and short hair. One of the coaches then had thought he looked like Cheeku from Champak comics and thus followed the name Cheeku which is still stuck with the sexy cricketer.

Sachin, Sourav , Dhoni and Kohli – The thousand run club

Virat Kohli is the only fourth cricketer to score 1000 runs or more in three consecutive calendar years in One day cricket. Apart from him others in this club are Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.

Most Marketable Athlete

Recently Kohli was rated as the second most marketable athlete in the world, second only to F1 racing legend Lewis Hamilton.

No wonder he appears in so many product commercials and adverts. It is also to be noted that Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to feature in this list which was based on marketing potential prediction for the next three years. Also other than Kohli , England batsman and Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen is the only cricketer to make it to the list.

Impressed Sir Vivian Richards

West Indian cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards once stated that Virat Kohli reminded him of his own younger days. That’s what we call a compliment to die for.