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Virat Kohli turns 29- The unknown side of Indian skipper

Virat Kohli turns 29- The unknown side of Indian skipper
05 Nov 2017
  • At his current pace and form, Virat Kohli is on an unstoppable road to breaking almost all the batting records in cricket history.
  • The Indian skipper with his dependable batting skills and intelligent captaincy is arguably the best batsman of current times.
  • As Kohli turns 29, let us look Kohli's life beyond cricket and what makes him an inspiration off the field as well.

  • A champion of feminism
    Identifying as a feminist
  • Time and again Virat Kohli, through interviews and social media platforms, proclaimed his stand for gender equality and the concept of "fairness" holds great importance in his life.
  • Kohli who identifies as a feminist had said, "At some point it becomes a personal choice, and I would definitely want to think about life from the side of a woman. Everyone should be a feminist."

  • Caring for animals
    Compassion
  • Kohli is an animal lover and displays his affection towards them by posting messages about caring for street animals.
  • Being a huge dog lover that he is, Kohli constantly reminds his millions of followers to not hurt or harass dogs with colours or fireworks on festivals.
  • He credits his partner Anushka Sharma for changing the way he feels about animals.

  • A true fitness icon who refused cola ad deal
    Fitness icon
  • Kohli is among the fittest cricketers and is an endorser of living healthy.
  • In this light, the Indian captain turned down a multi-crore ad deal with Pepsi as it goes against what he follows in real life.
  • He is the only second sportsperson from India to do so after Pullela Gopichand, thus staying true to himself and inspirational for others to follow.

  • A cricketer with business acumen
    Business Interests
  • Kohli has made several sensible investments in sporting leagues which includes: ISL where he is the co-owner of FC Goa, IPTL where he is part-owner of UAE Royals, co-owner of Pro Wrestling league's Bengaluru Yodhas.
  • He is also a co-owner of youth fashion brand Wrogn, and has his own chain of gyms under the name "Chisel."

  • Kohli's Delhi-based restaurant 'Nueva'
    FACT
    A juggler of many hats, Kohli also owns a restaurant in Delhi named "Nueva" which serves authentic South American food and also serves food inspired from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Japan and Asia.



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