The former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is now at 10th rank in ICC test ranking as batsman category. But this long journey of a young boy from having a dream in his eyes to representing his country in the longest format had started exactly 11 years ago on 20th June in 2011, on a morning at Jamaica’s Kingston against the West Indies Cricket team.
But the former Indian skipper couldn’t put up a great show as he was dismissed on only 4 runs in the first and 15 runs in the second innings both times by Fidel Edwards. Though India managed to win that match by 63 runs, Virat couldn’t cement his place in the tests.
Since then time has flown as well as Virat Kohli’s test career. He faced ups and downs but with great determination, he has managed to be looked upon as one of the modern greats. Since his debut, Virat has played 100 more test matches and scored 8043 runs with an outstanding average of 49.96. He has smashed 27 tons along with 28 half-centuries.
Not only that, there are 7 double centuries beside his name with his highest score of a massive 254. As for his great performance, the comparison with the legend Sachin Tendulkar has always grown up. Many experts have the opinion that he can break Sachin’s record of centuries in Tests.
Though in the last two years Kohli is having a dry run, his huge fanbase is expecting the legendary batsman would come back in form and add more feathers to his crown.