Virat Kohli’s debut I virat kohli debut on this day in 2008 against sri lanka virat kohli international debut
- Virat Kohli made his international debut on this day in 2008
- Virat Kohli made his international debut in ODI against Sri Lanka
- Virat Kohli scored 12 runs in the opening match
New Delhi: Team India’s captain Virat Kohli took his first step in international cricket 13 years ago on this day. Kohli made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. However, then young Kohli could not last long at the crease and was dismissed after scoring only 12 runs. The big thing is that Kohli, who took the number-3 position in limited overs cricket in his career, actually opened in the debut match.
The MS Dhoni-led Indian team opened with Kohli and spent 33 minutes at the crease. During this he scored 12 runs in 22 balls. Sri Lankan medium pacer Nuwan Kulasekara made Kohli his victim in the eighth over of the innings. The Indian team was reduced to only 146 runs in this match. Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan took three wickets each.
Sri Lanka chased down the target with 91 balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. Kohli had to wait for 14 matches to score his first international century. He crossed the 100-run mark against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2009. He then scored 109 runs and after that Kohli’s century started. Virat Kohli has so far scored 49 centuries in ODI cricket and has established his image as one of the finest run chasers in the history of cricket.
The Indian captain has played 254 ODIs so far, scoring 12,169 runs at an average of 59.07. Virat Kohli scored 183 runs against Pakistan, which is also his best score. The right-handed batsman is second only to the great Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring the most centuries in ODI cricket.
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