On August 18, 2008, Virat Kohli made his international debut for the Indian national cricket team. Here's the journey of Virat Kohli's 14 Years in the Indian Cricket Team, as a player, vice-captain & Captain.
In 2008, Kohli led India’s U19 team to victory by defeating Wayne Parnell’s South Africa by 12 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis method. After the successful campaign, Kohli was drafted into the senior Indian team and made his ODI debut in August 2008 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
Virat Kohli Has Played 100 Tests
In the past few years, he has brought a new level of excellence to India’s batters, breaking and rewriting records in the game’s history. Kohli has 70 international hundreds (43 ODIs and 27 Tests) and is one short of matching former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71.
Kohli became the 12th Indian player after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly completed 100 Test matches in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali.
Virat Kohli was pushed into the Emerging Players tournament by Dilip Vengsarkar.
Kohli earned his international debut under Vengsakar’s tenure as head of the BCCI selection committee. “When Vengsarkar became chairman of the selection committee, many returned to play for India.”
Because he wielded such power and could make such decisions. “Dilip Vengsarkar,” Shetty added.
Kohli has scored 24002 international runs across all three game formats and is currently ranked seventh among international cricket’s leading run scorers.
Virat Kohli Completed 14 Years In International Cricket
On the field, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli wears his heart on his sleeve. The 31-year-old is a riot, whether he’s batting or fielding. And while he may appear zen-like off the field, he is still an emotional person at heart.
At a recent event in Mumbai, Kohli asked if he could describe himself as both “emotional” and “sporty.” “I am both,” he explained.
“That’s how I live my life. It’s not just in sports. Off the field, I live my life in an elementary manner. It is something that everyone goes through at some point in their lives.
It’s not about hiding their emotions for me; it’s about how to live with them.”
Kohli has secured a place in the game’s pantheon with 70 international hundreds at 31. He’s won almost everything. But he remembers the most exhilarating moment when he chose India in 2008.
When the Delhi man saw his name on the TV screen in the Indian team, he was at home with his mother. Saroj, his mother, was the only other person at home.
“I had no idea what to do,” Kohli. “I couldn’t determine whether I should sit, stand, leap, or do nothing at all. The starting point stands out for me. This gives you clarity, vision, and motivation.”
Kohli marks the 14th anniversary of Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli’s international debut for the senior Indian men’s cricket team. On August 18, 2008, at 19, Virat played his first ODI for India against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, scoring 12 runs. He hit his first fifty in that same series and established himself as one of the best batters the world has ever seen.
In 2008, Virat had a spectacular year. He guided India’s U-19 squad to a World Cup triumph in March of that year before accepting a deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
He was the hero of India’s U-19 victory but had a forgettable first season in the IPL, scoring only 165 runs in 13 matches. After that, however, he was selected for the Sri Lanka tour and appeared in all five games.
Having scored 12 runs in the first match, he scored 37, 25, 54, and 31 runs in the following four. After that, however, he had to wait more than a year to play his next game.
Virat, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe on June 12, 2010, in Harare, and his first Test against the West Indies on June 20, 2011, in Jamaica. However, he had already proven himself in the Indian One Day International team by the time he made his Test and T20I debuts.
On December 24, 2009, he got a chance to bat at number three in ODIs, and the cricketer, who now has 43 ODI hundreds to his name, scored his first triple-digit score against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. In that game, he combined with Gambhir to add 224 runs for the third wicket, assisting India in chasing down a 316-run target in 48.1 overs. Virat scored 107 off 114 balls in that match, while Gambhir was unbeaten on 150 off 137 balls.
And, after the game, when Gambhir was named Player of the Match, he presented the trophy to Virat for his maiden century.
The episode that began that day has been running for over a decade. Virat, a 19-year-old young Delhi boy, has shaped himself into the poster boy of Indian cricket.
Virat won the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 under MS Dhoni’s leadership during his 14-year international career. Even though he has yet to win the T20 World Cup, he has made a name for himself in that tournament, finishing as the highest run scorer in 2014.
Virat Kohli made his Indian team debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 2008 and has since proven to be a crucial member of the Indian side. With his striking prowess, the 34-year-old has broken several records. With his leadership, India leads to historic wins in various matches.
Virat Kohli has played 102 Tests for India, scoring 8074 runs at an average of 49.53, including 27 centuries. He also has an impressive white-ball record, scoring over 12000 runs in ODIs and 3308 runs in T20Is, including 43 ODI centuries. In both ODIs and T20Is, the Delhi cricketer averages more than 50.
The BCCI awards, one of the most anticipated nights in Indian cricket, were held in Mumbai. The awards aim to recognize the best in cricket in over 25 categories for the 2018-19 season.
Captain Virat Kohli, team coach Ravi Shastri, and teammates Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, and others were among those in attendance. Athletes were also awarded medals by the newly appointed BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
When India plays archrivals Pakistan in Dubai on August 28 to kick off their Asia Cup 2022 campaign, Virat Kohli played his 100th T20I match, making him the only Indian player in history to play 100 games for his country in all formats.
All eyes will be on this star cricketer to return to form with a match-winning shot and possibly hit his 71st century in international play. He has been without a global century for over a thousand days.
Virat has appeared in 99 T20I matches for Team India, scoring 3,308 runs at an average of 50.12. He has 30 half-centuries in this format, with a best individual score of 94 for India.
Kohli has played 27 T20Is since his last international century in November 2019, amassing 858 runs at an average of 42.90 for 27 centuries. His best score in this format is 94. (undefeated). He has had eight half-centuries since his last century.
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Virat’s ability to represent the country in 100 matches across all formats highlights his endurance in the game since his international debut in 2008, consistency, and the unwavering faith his team has shown in him despite multiple ups and downs in his extraordinary career.
Between 2017 and 2021, this outstanding batter captained his team in 50 games. His record is 30 wins, 16 losses, and four ties in 50 games. Two games were tied, and the other two had no outcome. While captain, he had a commanding 64.58 win percentage in this style.
Virat has had a challenging year in 2022. Since his previous global century, he has played 68 international games across all formats, amassing 82 innings, averaging 34.05. He also has 24 half-centuries in all forms.
Virat has only played four Twenty20 Internationals in 2022, scoring 81 runs at a below-average average of 20.25. This year, his 52 score is his best in the format. He has represented India in 16 matches across all forms this year, but in 19 innings, he has only scored 476 runs at a poor average of 25.05. Only four half-centuries have come off his bat, with a top score of 79.
Everyone will be glued to the television on August 28, hoping that Virat Kohli scores big and India avenges their previous loss to Pakistan.
When Kohli takes the field, he will think about defeating Pakistan and playing a game-winning inning.
The two bitter rivals last met in a Twenty20 International, and India was humiliated by a 10-wicket loss. Then, Kohli hit 57 off 49 balls to help India reach 151/7 in 20 overs, but Pakistan’s openers, Mohammed Rizwan (79*) and Babar Azam (68*), easily outclassed Kohli’s team.
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Australian T20I skipper Aaron Finch opines on Virat Kohli.
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