Today Virat Kohli, world cricket star and captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League, launched his new official website at ViratKohli.club. If you are a fan of Cricket, or live in India you are likely very aware of Kohli, who has more than 18 million Facebook fans and was rated by SportsPro as the 2nd most marketable athlete in the world. Fans of Virat (also known as Viratians) can now visit the new site for updated weekly tips and training videos, stats, a photo gallery, a timeline with live social media feeds and more.
Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport, and Kohli is one of its most visible rising stars. He was a key factor during India’s World Cup triumph in 2011, where he struck vital centuries in the tournament. His achievements on and off the field have been recognized and he received the ICC ODI Player of the year award in 2012 and 2014 and became the captain of his IPL team during the 2013 IPL season.
We’ve known that .CLUB is a great domain extension for sports and entertainment, as popular athletes and celebrities want their websites to be focused on their fans and communities. In addition, sports teams around the world, including soccer (football) and cricket, call themselves clubs. We’ve also known that .CLUB has global appeal and it is very exciting to have an international sports star of Virat Kohli’s stature adopt a .CLUB name for his official online home.
“I’m excited to launch my official website at ViratKohli.club. With so many things going on in my life it made sense to have a dedicated online destination to share tips and updates and interact with my fans,” said Kohli. “It was a natural fit to choose a .club name over any other because I want my loyal fans to know they’re indeed part of my club.”
Below are some pictures from the press event in India that took place earlier this morning. We are very pleased and honored to welcome Virat Kohli and ViratKohli.club to the .CLUB family!