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 :


  • 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

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