In a diverse country like India, cricket is like a religion that unites people. Cricketers are often given God-like status for the hope they ignite. This is especially true for Indian skipper Virat Kohli, whom almost every young man in the country wants to emulate. His charisma and fantastic performance on the field has made him one of the most-loved cricketers in the country. But do you know what the Indian skipper loves? Here is a low-down on what are Kohli's favourites.
The Indian skipper is a true-blue 'Dilli ka Munda' and loves high-energy Punjabi songs. However, he also enjoys some soothing Sufi music. Justin Timberlake ''say something'' is among his favourite songs. Once in a live event, his teammate Shikhar Dhawan said "Virat [Kohli] is fond of listening to Punjabi songs. He really likes Gurdas Maan sahab’s songs. He likes love songs. He is a fan of Arijit Singh. Whenever we are sitting in the room, he listens to these singers. Then there are other Punjabi songs as well."
Earlier, Kohli was fond of Chola Bhatura until he chose to be on a strict diet. He has quite the palate for Japanese cuisine. Though his career requires him to follow a strict and healthy diet, he likes to gorge on Japanese delicacies every chance he gets. He is also a massive fan of his mom's cooking, especially her mutton biryani.
The stylish batsman has been very vocal about his dislike for Math in school. According to Virat Kohli, his favourite subject was History. The knowledge of the past, our heritage, and where we come from intrigued him. Who would have guessed, right?
The cricketer has said in several interviews that he loves Europe. He even got married to Anushka Sharma in Tuscany, Italy. He also loves Paris and Barcelona.
Kohli is in awe of Tennis legend Roger Federer. Kohli has particularly admired how his fellow sportsman balances his family and career. Kohli thinks that Federer, being an experienced player, has the same enthusiasm for tennis as any young player. Kohli is also an admirer of Sachin Tendulkar.
The cricketer is an avid reader. He is particularly interested in autobiographies. Among his favourites are autobiographies of Rafael Nadal -- Rafa: My Story, the Autobiography of a Yogi and autobiography of Andre Agassi.
Anushka Sharma of course! On a serious note, apart from his wife, Kohli also admires Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Aishwarya Rai, Anjelina Jolie, and Penelope Cruz.
After the hours of cricket training, the Indian skipper loves to sit idle. According to his interview to a daily, he can spend hours sitting in one place, without moving. Along with his flamboyant style of playing on the field, he has his own list of favourites off the field as well. Apart from cricket, Kohli owns a clothing brand and is the face of several other leading brands.