On 18th August, 2008 Virat Kohli played his first game for Team India against Sri Lanka and Dambulla.Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in international cricket.He is truly a global icon today. Kohli draws attention from every quarter. From fans to the media everyone wants to know about him.
Kohli’s debut match wasn’t the most memorable one for Indian fans but the current Indian captain has since enjoyed a stellar career for the Men in Blue across all formats.The 31-year-old now has 31 tons to his name with 27 of those coming in Tests, while 43 have come in ODIs. To add to the list he has 104 half-centuries across formats now.
In 2017, Virat Kohli became the captain of the Indian team across all the three formats. He plays for for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, and has been the team’s captain since 2013.
#12Years of Virat Kohli:12 interesting things about Kohli,you must know
1.Virat kohli ODI debut – Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World Cup winning team.
2.Virat kohli ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. At the age of 23! in 2012
3.Virat kohli fastest ODI Runs – Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10,000 ODI runs.
4.Virat kohli captained – Virat Kohli captained the India Under-19 team to the U-19 World Cup in 2008.
5. Virat kohli hundred on World Cup debut – Virat Kohli was Only Indian to score a hundred on World Cup debut.
6. Virat kohli ICC rankings – Virat Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.
7. Virat kohli 1st Wicket – Virat Kohli a wicket off his first delivery in T20Is. Virat Kohli got England’s Kevin Pietersen wicket on the first ball of his career.
8. Virat kohli decided to play a Ranji match against Karnataka despite his father’s death the same day in 2016, Kohli went on to score a crucial 90 for his team.
9.Virat kohli Best Dressed International Men – In 2012, Virat Kohli was named one of the 10 Best Dressed International Men in a list that also included US President Barrack Obama.
10.Virat kohli T20I 1000 runs – Virat Kohli became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in T20 Internationals.
11. Virat kohli ODI 10,000 runs – Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 10,000 runs and broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
12. Virat Kohli has been retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) of the Indian Premier League, RCB for INR 17 cr for the 13th season of VIVO IPL. With a salary of Rs 17 crore, Kohli is presently the biggest earner in the history of the league.