Virat Kohli had his first test 11 years ago, in 2011CC BCCI
On this day, 11 years ago, Virat Kohli made his debut in the longest format of the game. Right-hand Kohli made his first test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and in the game, he registered numbers 4 and 15. 11 years later, Kohli was one of the lynchpins of the Indian batting lineup and done. No.4 batting your own hole. Kohli also had a very successful leadership style in the longest format of the game.
After completing 11 years in Tests, Kohli on Monday shared a video montage on Koo, covering all his major events in Test Cricket, and captioned the post as: “Time is flying”.
The 33-year-old Kohli has made 101 tests in his career so far, scoring 8,043 runs in an average of 49.95 with the highest score being 254 not out.
Kohli has been going through a dip in form lately because he has not registered a ton since November 2019.
It took a hundred years ago against Bangladesh in a one night trial at the Garden of Eden in Kolkata.
Kohli resigned as India’s Chief of Staff in January this year after suffering a 1-2 series defeat to South Africa in South Africa.
Batter right-hander is India’s most successful Test leader with 40 wins in 68 matches. On average, he is the sixth most successful leader in the history of Test Cricket, behind only Graeme Smith, Allan Border, Stephen Fleming , Ricky Ponting, and Clive Lloyd.
Kohli will be seen next in the one-off Test against England which will play from July 1-5.
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