Khade was tabbed the "fastest 15-year-old in the world" in 50 m, 100 m and 200 m Freestyle in 2006.
He is the Indian National Record-holder in the 50 m, 100 m, 200 m and 400m Freestyle events and in the 50 m Butterfly event. Khade is Senior National Champion, 2006 in 50 m, 100 m, 200 m Freestyle and 50 m Butterfly. He won six Gold Medals and broke three Games Records at the South Asian Games, 2006 and won six Gold medals and broke five Games Records at the 33rd National Games, Guwahati.
He is the youngest ever Indian swimmer to qualify for an Olympics. Although he did not qualify for the semifinals of the 100m freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he did finish first in his heat (Heat 3) and set a new personal best of 50.07 seconds.
He endorses Speedo swim gear and is sponsored by the Mittal Champions Trust and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. He is a supporter of Pratham Books and an active participant in their work on popularising reading among young Indians.
Virdhawal is coached by Nihar Ameen and trains in Bangalore. His career is managed by the team at GoSports.
A few of his best timings are:
Khade, Talasha Emerge Fastest: Virdhawal and Talasha Become the Fastest Swimmers by Winning the Men's and Women's 50m Freestyle Events
Oct 05, 2012; "Maharashtra's Virdhawal Khade and Talasha Prabhu of Goa emerged as the fastest swimmers of the country in the men's and women's...