Saroj Kohli, the mother of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, has been a significant source of inspiration for him. Virat often expresses his admiration for his parents and acknowledges their sacrifices. Saroj Kohli, a remarkable homemaker, has managed the household while taking care of her three children.
Life in Gurgaon
Saroj Kohli was married to Premnath Kohli, a criminal lawyer. Unfortunately, she lost her husband in 2006 after he spent a month bedridden following a stroke. Saroj Kohli has three children—two sons, Vikas and Virat, and a daughter named Bhawna.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, was born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi. All of Saroj’s children are currently married. Bhawna is married to Sanjay Dhingra, Vikas has tied the knot with Chetna Kohli, and Virat married Anushka Sharma in 2017.
Saroj Kohli, alongside her husband, took care of the family’s finances and ensured that their children had a comfortable life. They consistently encouraged Virat to pursue cricket during his childhood. Saroj, as a homemaker, played a crucial role in nurturing her children and contributing to their success.
Relationship with the Indian Captain Virat Kholi
Currently, Saroj Kohli resides in Gurgaon, while Virat, along with his wife and newborn daughter, lives in Mumbai.
“Tu bada kamjor ho gaya hai, tu kuch khata hi nahi hai” (You have become weak, you hardly eat anything), his mother expressed concern about his fitness routine. The Indian captain humorously added, “They (mothers) don’t understand the difference between being concerned and having a professional approach towards the sport you’re playing. For them, if the child isn’t chubby, something is wrong with him!”
Virat has redefined fitness standards in Indian cricket. In a previous interview, he recalled how his mother was initially unhappy with his fitness routine. He had to reassure her that he wasn’t becoming weak, but rather working towards a leaner and fitter body required for his profession.