On June 20th, Virat Kohli commemorated the 11th anniversary of the day he made his debut in a test match. It was on that exact day in 2011 when an aspirational batter from Delhi put on the whites for India for the very first time against the West Indies at the Sabina Park in Jamaica, and ever since then, he hasn’t looked back. He has gone on to become one of India’s most successful batters.
The batting superstar posted a one-of-a-kind video on social media to mark the 11th anniversary of the day he made his debut in a test match. This allowed him to commemorate the event in a novel way. In the video compilation, Kohli and Team India appeared in several noteworthy events over the last few years, which coincided with the period of their ascent to prominence in this format.
Virat Kohli opens up about his first Test performance
The batting legend used his own Twitter profile to share a video that was just 17 seconds long, but it highlighted all of his exploits and accomplishments in red-ball cricket. After entering his password to log in to his personal computer, Virat Kohli then selects a certain file to see, which contains cherished happy memories of his outstanding performance in test cricket. The artistically amazing film begins with this sequence.
In the video, he is shown rejoicing in both his individual and team successes, such as centuries and series triumphs, as well as celebrating on the field with his teammates.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 20, 2022Advertisement
Since the moment he first made his impact in the world of Test cricket, Virat has gone on to establish a new standard for himself in the classic version of the game. He has scored 27 hundred and seven double centuries in his career. In the meantime, the former captain reached the 8,000-run milestone and participated in his 100th test match in March of this year. Virat Kohli has participated in a total of 101 tests and has scored 8043 runs while averaging 49.96 runs per game.
His tenure as captain of India from 2015 to 2022 was particularly noteworthy since India did not suffer a single defeat in a home Test series during that time. In addition, the Indian team held the top spot in the ICC rankings for a total of 42 months, i.e. from October 2016 to March 2020. India won their first-ever Test series on Australian soil in the 2018-19 season, and it was all down to the leadership of Virat Kohli.
In the five-match Test series that India was playing against India, he led India to a 2-1 victory over their opponents. On Monday, July 1, the rescheduled fifth and final Test match will be played at Edgbaston. However, Kohli will only participate in this match as a pure batter since he has resigned from his role as captain of India for all forms of the game.