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Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: From just 12 runs in debut against Sri Lanka, to no. 1 batsman in ODI

By Rajan Nath -- November 05, 2020 9:11 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper is celebrating his 32nd birthday on Thursday. He made his International debut during India vs Sri Lanka in 2008, where he just scored just 12 runs in the game. However, he changed his feat and currently stands right at the top of ICC ODI batting ranking.

Several people across the nation are congratulating him and pouring wishes (Happy Birthday Virat Kohli) to him.

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli made his International debut during India vs Sri Lanka 2008. He is on top of ICC ODI batting ranking.

Since its Virat Kohli's birthday, let's recall his journey. The debut game (India vs Sri Lanka in 2008) of Virat Kohli witnessed defeat against Sri Lanka by eight wickets. The current Indian skipper Virat Kohli is now regarded as the best batsman across the world.

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Virat is the leading run-scorer and currently is the no. 1 batsman in ICC ODI batting ranking. Last year, Chiku became the first-ever batsman in decades to score 20,000 international runs.

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli made his International debut during India vs Sri Lanka 2008. He is on top of ICC ODI batting ranking.

Virat smashed his first ODI century in a match against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Kohli has so far hammered 43 centuries, while Sachin Tendulkar has retired a few years ago, has smashed 49 centuries. During the series against West Indies in 2019, Kohli had smashed two centuries and also became the first batsman to score 2000 runs against West Indies. He was also rewarded the Man of the Series.

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli made his International debut during India vs Sri Lanka 2008. He is on top of ICC ODI batting ranking.

During ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Kohli, despite average performance, led the team to semi-finals.

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Also, Kohli is known as the Run-machine, and yes, he is known for the reason. India vs Sri Lanka ODI match in 2008, where he debuted, was not in his favor, but surely he changed his destiny and became the run-machine.

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