Virat Kohli Completed 11 Years in Cricket
Virat Kohli has completed 11 glorious years in international cricket. It was on the same day in 2008 that a young Virat Kohli made his international debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. India had lost the match but had found a gem in Kohli, although very few would have understood it at that time.
Kohli was sacked at 18 in his first innings however, this was not at all the precursor to the events to come in the years to come. Kohli is now one of the greatest batsmen of the game has ever seen. At only 30 years old, it is already considered one of the greatest of all time.
Speaking of his early career, he scored his first hundred against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2009. He also scored a century on his World Cup debut in 2011 and helped India win the coveted trophy at home. Since 2011, Virat Kohli has scored more than 1,000 runs in ODI cricket, in two seasons 2015 and 2016.
Kohli has accumulated 68 international centuries combined, including 25 in test and 43 in ODI cricket. Also, it marked 91 half-centuries (20 in Tests, 54 in ODI and 21 in T20I). With his age, the 30-year-old is ready to retire from the game as the most decorated batsmen of all time. Kohli, meanwhile, created a comforting position to mark the highlight of his career. In a nostalgic post, the Indian star shared a photo of his first international cricket appearance and a recent one, while tweeting:
“That I was a teenager on the same day in 2008 and reflected on the journey eleven years later. I could not have dreamed of the blessings God has filled me with. May you all have the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path.”