Virat Kohli

Graham travels all the way to India to sit down with Virat Kohli, one of cricket’s biggest stars inside of his beautiful home in Mumbai. The international phenom discusses his career ascension, from training as a child to his selection to the Indian Premier League. And, for the first time, Virat delves deeply into the impact the death of his father had on his mental state, and how it affected his career. Plus, Graham learns how to play cricket, one of the world’s most popular sports.

Virat Kohli


Virat Kohli: My wife Anushka Sharma

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli talks of first meeting his wife, actress and producer Anushka Sharma. Virat explains the parallel paths their lives were taking, growing together as friends before courtship and seeking anonymity during their honeymoon in Finland.

Virat Kohli: Cricket is more like religion than sport

Indian cricketer offers context to help signify the importance and passion for cricket in his home country of India.

Virat Kohli: My idol Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli on growing up idolizing former captain of the Indian national team, Sachin Tendulkar, then playing alongside his idol and eventually gifting Sachin his dad’s thread after his final professional game.

Virat Kohli: Trapped in “Royal Jail”

Virat Kohli – considered by many as one of the top 10 most famous athletes in the world – candidly reveals some of the downsides of his massive fame. He talks of his wife Anushka getting targeted by Twitter trolls, his inability to go out in public and a hunger for any sense of normalcy, which he can only sometimes find during international travel.

Virat Kohli: Disgusted by who I saw in the mirror

Superstar Indian cricketer looks back on previous years before his big breakout, before his decision to dedicate himself and all of his energy towards performing as an elite talent. He references a pivotal self evaluation and later shares the events that led to his immediate switch to a vegetarian diet.

Virat Kohli: Bankrolling future champions

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli discusses his philanthropic efforts of finding and financially backing and supporting young athletes who show potential to reach elite levels within sports – using his experiences and gains to help the next generation reach their full potential and possibly even represent India as future Olympians.

Virat Kohli’s manager: Everybody wants a piece of him

Virat Kohli’s manager Gagan Gujral discusses his history with the world-famous Indian cricketer. The superstar’s childhood friend expands upon Virat’s international stardom, and the challenges it presents. Plus, Gagan discussed the major sponsorships Virat has secured.

Virat Kohli: My personal Puma collection, studio tour

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli invites Graham Bensinger to Puma’s flagship store in Mumbai to showcase his Puma 18 collection. He stresses the foundations of the collection as simple colors that don’t go over-the-top. Plus, a look behind the scenes at the animated television series based on Virat, Super V.

American reporter attempts cricket in India

Sports for show host Graham Bensinger heads to India to learn cricket’s basics of hitting and bowling. He has much room for growth.

Virat Kohli: My life-changing at-bat

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli shares stories from his career ascension, culminating with his selection to the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat shares his scholarly struggles with math, missing months of school to play cricket and fortuitous timing that led to a life-changing at-bat.

Virat Kohli: Rejecting unethical recruitment

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli shares two stories of his late father Prem, including when his dad rejected unethical cricket recruitment practices that would’ve helped solidify Virat’s path towards playing professionally. Plus, Virat shares when his dad accidentally left him stranded at a local market.

Virat Kohli: I had a simple upbringing

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli describes his childhood, from his simple upbringing, to the time his parents sold their home to help his brother launch a business. The business collapsed, leaving Virat’s family struggling as he attempted to accelerate his career.

Virat Kohli: Visualizing successes

Indian cricketer offers context to help signify the importance and passion for cricket in his home country of India.

Virat Kohli: Smacked by my coach and mentor

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli looks back on the importance of his training at West Delhi Cricket Academy and the physical discipline from his coach Rajkumar Sharma that he regards as hard but important lessons in shedding his ego and focusing on contributions to the team.