Virat Kohli T20I debut match
Virat Kohli T20I debut match

Virat Kohli T20 debut

Exactly a decade back, India skipper Virat Kohli made his T20 debut in the same day. This happened a couple of years after he made his national debut. The 31-year-old made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at Harare, where he scored 26 off 21 deliveries.

His cameo was laced with three boundaries and a six. India won the match as they gunned down a paltry 111-run target with six wickets in hand to crush the hosts.

10 years on, he is arguably the best batsman in the world and his astronomical numbers are a testament to that. As Kohli is a popular figure in the country, it should not come as a surprise that he is trending. Hashtag #10YearsOfKingKohliInT20I is trending today and here is how fans are reacting.

Interesting Facts

  • Virat Kohli’s favourite adventure sport is rafting.
  • Virat follows tennis and football diligently. He is a big fan of Roger Federer.
  • His favourite actor is Aamir Khan.
  • Virat is known as the most stylish batsman in the team. This factor has catapulted his fame, especially among youngsters.
  • Virat’s tattoos have become quite popular as well. He has a Scorpio zodiac tattoo on his upper right arm. He also has a Japanese Samurai warrior with a raised sword.
  • Virat Kohli is a little superstitious. He has been wearing a kadah (bracelet) since 2012 for good luck.
  • Through his charity, Virat Kohli Foundation, he supports education and healthcare of underprivileged children.

Virat Kohli Awards

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year): 2017
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2012, 2017
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2017 (captain)
  • Padma Shri: 2017
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2012, 2014, 2016 (captain), 2017 (captain)
  • Arjuna Award: 2013
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: 2018

Virat Kohli Records

Fastest century

  • Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs (52 balls)

Watch Kohli’s Fastest ODI’s Century :

Milestones

  • Fastest Indian to reach 1000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, and 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10, 15, 20, and 25 centuries in ODIs
  • The only batsman in history to average more than 50 in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is simultaneously
  • Fastest in the world to reach 30 and 35 centuries in ODIs
  • Second fastest in the world to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is
  • First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs
  • Fastest in the world to reach 15,000 international runs
  • Fastest batsman to score 17,000 runs in international cricket (363 innings)

Virat Kohli Batting Stats

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

 

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