Virat Kohli test debut
Virat Kohli

Nine years ago – India skipper Virat Kohli made his Test debut against West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica in the first Test of the tour. India won the toss and had no hesitation in opting to bat first, in what came across as a flat batting paradise.

Leader of the hosts bowling unit, Ravi Rampaul was on fire as he reduced the hosts to 64 for three on the first morning of the Test. The departure of VVS Laxman for 12 brought debutant Kohli to the middle and he joined the experienced Rahul Dravid, who was struggling to get in on the tricky surface.

Kohli could not make a mark straightaway as he fell prey for an away going delivery from Fidel Edwards. Kohli edged it and wicketkeeper Baugh made no mistake and it was curtains for the debutant. India did not get a mammoth score as they were bowled out for 246.

In reply, the hosts scored 173 as Indian bowlers ran amock. Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma picked up three wickets apiece as spinners Amit Mishra and Harbhajan Singh picked two wickets each.

With a 73-run lead, the visitors found themselves in the driver’s seat. In the second innings, India scored 252, setting the hosts a stiff target of 326 to win. Kohli disappointed once again as he was dismissed for 15 runs of Edwards again.

Eventually, India won the match by 63 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series.

Since then, Kohli has grown immensely in the international arena. Kohli currently has 7240 runs from 86 Tests with 27 centuries at a staggering average of 53.62.

Virat Kohli Stats

Batting

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct
Tests 74 126 8 6368 243 53.96 10985 57.96 24 19 703 18 68
ODIs 216 208 37 10232 183 59.83 11016 92.88 38 48 962 111 103
T20Is 65 60 16 2167 90* 49.25 1592 136.11 0 19 218 48 33
First-class 106 174 15 8617 243 54.19 14888 57.87 31 27 1016 33 99
List A 250 241 40 11674 183 58.07 12552 93 42 56 1126 135 121
T20s 250 236 45 7809 113 40.88 5857 133.32 4 57 722 245 115

 

Bowling

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR
Tests 74 9 163 76 0 2.79
ODIs 216 48 641 665 4 1/15 1/15 166.25 6.22 160.2
T20Is 65 12 146 198 4 1/13 1/13 49.5 8.13 36.5
First-class 106 23 631 330 3 1/19 2/42 110 3.13 210.3
List A 250 55 705 726 4 1/15 1/15 181.5 6.17 176.2
T20s 250 44 454 661 8 2/25 2/25 82.62 8.73 56.7

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