Virat Kohli made his International debut on 18 August, 2008 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. He got selected in the Indian team after leading India to the U-19 World Cup victory in Malaysia. With both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag not being available his debut was disastrous for Indian team as they were bundled out for just 146 in 46 overs. Those were the days of Ajantha Mendis’s mystery spin bowling.However after the failure of 1st innings he never looked back and scored 54 in only his 2nd ODI and that too in Testing Conditions.
The Testing Start to the career of Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli got the opportunity to open in the firat ODI of the series alongside with former Indian vice captain, Gautam Gambhir. Virat Kohli only managed to score 12 runs in his first appearance in blue jersey. Virat Kohli was dismissed by Nuwan Kulasekara .
Virat Kohli overcame his failures after the first match. Virat Kohli has got ample amount of runs to his name. Virat Kohli is the only player on the planet to average above 50 in all three formats. Virat Kohli has scored 70 centuries till now , which is third most by any player after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
How Virat Kohli become the greatest batsman of the current generation?
Virat Kohli has scored runs all over the globe . The star batsman from Delhi has scored against each and every opposition in difficult situation. He has till now scored 70 International Centuries in Interational Cricket, second only to the great Sachin Tendulkar.
In last few knockout games , the Indian skipper has failed to score big runs which has raised many eyebrows across the globe for his leadership in crucial situations. While his competitor, Steve Smith got a hundred against India in the 2015 Men’s World Cup semi final and Kane Williamson played a crucial knocks in both the innings in the WTC final against India. Sadly, Indian Cricket Team stood on the wrong end on both the occasions.
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Aggression and Virat Kohli compliment each other
Virat Kohli’s aggressive has always been to watch out for. Who can forget the epic victory against England at the Lord’s in the last two sessions of the match. His energy in the field is unmatched. His aggressive attitude on the field keeps the morale of the team always up and leads the way to fight even in the toughest situations.
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The current skipper of Indian Cricket Team build a crucial partnership with Gautam Gambhir at the 2011 world cup final against Sri Lanka.It must be his one of his most underated innings. He scored 35 crucial runs when India was reduced to 28 for 2 by Malinga bagging both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the first powerplay only. Apart from this historic victory contribution he also made match winning 46 in the 2013 Champions Trophy final against England and led India to victory. Since then he was seen as a future leader of Indian Cricket.
Amazing Records as the Test Captain in overseas countries
King Kohli(often called) is the most successful Indian captain in test cricket. He is the most successful Asian captain in SENA (South Africa- England – New Zealand- Australia) countries. He has led India to the Champions Trophy final and WTC final.
The Run Machine Of Indian Cricket watches his own replays and responds to it, is a treat for the fans to watch. Most of the times it seems like he is in the boxing ring instead of a cricket ground.
Virat is very without doubt. Have a go at the opposition, give it back to them. But also be aware of where to draw the line. He is also the role model for youths of the country and he should keep this in mind.
Currently ;Cheeku’ (Nickname) is preparing for the third test of the ongoing five-match Test series against England. He has been slightly short of runs of lately and would be raring to unleash his quality game soon. The world knows that his next big inning is not very far from us and very soon he will hit the form in one of the most crucial times.
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