It was the same date in 2008 when the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli made his International Debut, where he just scored just 12 runs in the game. Also, the debut game of Virat Kohli witnessed defeat against Sri Lanka by eight wickets. Well, the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli who is now regarded as the best batsman across the world. Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer and currently is the no. 1 batsman in the Test and ODI format. Recently, Virat Kohli has become the first-ever batsman in decades to score 20,000 International runs.
Virat Kohli smashed his first century in an ODI match against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Virat Kohli is having the record of highest centuries in an ODI format following Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli has hammered 43 centuries, while Sachin Tendulkar has retired a few years ago, has smashed 49 centuries. Recently, Virat Kohli wrote two centuries in his record book and also became the first batsman to score 2000 runs against West Indies.
Virat Kohli during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, despite the average performance, led the team to the semi-finals. Though he was not able to make it to the finals, recently, during India vs West Indies ODI series, he has been rewarded the Man of the Series.
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The first day my cricketing inspiration started playing for our country. I was lucky enough to play with him and to be part of his farewell game which was nothing short of magical. To be compared to him is nothing short of embarrassing. Thank you for the memories @sachintendulkar. The G.O.A.T
Also, Virat 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 Virat Kohli changed his destiny and became the run-machine.