Blog By Hazel | 17-11-17
6 Lesser Known Facts Of Ishaan Khatter.
The man you didn't know. Why our very own 'Cheeku' deserves the global recognition. Kohli's nickname Cheeku was given to him by his former Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary when he joined the Delhi Ranji team.
In 2006, he was playing a Ranji match against Karnataka when his father passed away. But he batted on the next day and scored 90 runs.
He captained the India Under-19 team to the U-19 World Cup in 2008.
Playing against Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup opener, he became the first and only Indian to score a century in his World Cup debut.
Kohli has 4 tattoos on his body, including a golden dragon and a samurai warrior on his hand.
His favourite dishes are mutton biryani and kheer. Especially when it's cooked by his own mother.
He has scored the fastest century by an Indian in ODIs, against Australia in just 52 balls in 2013.
SportsPro has rated him as the 13th most marketable sportsperson in the world in a list which includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt.
In 2012, he was named one of the 10 Best Dressed International Men in a list that also included US President Barrack Obama.
The 28 year old. Kohli is the eighth batsman in the world to have scored more than 20 centuries in ODI matches. The only other player in that list who has not retired is Chris Gayle.