Indian cricketer Virat Kohli took a trip down the memory lane on Monday as he completed 11 years in Test match cricket for India. Kohli had made his debut against West Indies in 2011 at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
The former India skipper has over the years established himself as a modern-day great in world cricket. He has been a pillar of the Indian batting line-up in the test format. Kohli also had a very successful stint as India’s captain in red-ball cricket.
On Monday, the 34-year-old posted a video on his social media profile to celebrate his 11 Test debut anniversary. The clip features all his major milestones in Test cricket. He captioned it as, “Time flies #20June #TestDebut”.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 20, 2022
Virat Kohli has scored 8043 runs in 101 Test matches, at an average of 55.69 and at a strike rate of 49.95. His run tally includes 27 test hundreds and 28 fifties. The Indian batter has several records to his name in the red-ball format.
He is India’s most successful Test captain with 40 wins in 68 matches. Virat Kohli led India to a series win in Australia in 2018-19, which remains one of the key achievements in his 11-year-long Test career.
Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to Virat Kohli completing 11 years in Test cricket:
It's 11 years since Virat Kohli's Test debut
101 Tests later, he's India's most successful Test captain 👏 pic.twitter.com/qR254fVLzG
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 20, 2022
1️⃣1️⃣ years of the King's reign and many more to come… 🔥
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) June 20, 2022
— Shivam 🚩 (@shiv_0769) June 20, 2022
— Riya_ Panchal_9933 (@Riya993311) June 20, 2022
On this day in 2011 – Virat Kohli made his Test debut, changed the history of Indian Test cricket as a captain with 40 wins, memorable comeback with the bat in England, first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia – 11 years has been fantastic, has given flavor to Tests. pic.twitter.com/xTmxorCrep
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 20, 2022
"Long live test cricket while we've Virat Kohli. Please keep playing long, long time" – Shane Warne
11 years of india's greatest captain in test cricket . Truly a gift to Test cricket . pic.twitter.com/tAGtqZD7WZ
— Abhinav (@TotalKohli) June 20, 2022
On this day in 2011, the man who revolutionized test cricket in the era of T20 cricket made his test debut.
From getting calls to get dropped to being one of the greatest batsman & captain of India. 11 glorious years of @imVkohli in Test cricket 🐐❤️ pic.twitter.com/AVHdt34SfS
— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) June 19, 2022
"Each batsman is recognized with one shot & Cover Drive belongs to Virat Kohli" said Sachin Tendulkar 🇮🇳
11 Magnificent Years of King Kohli in Whites! What a Player he's 👑
— RCBIANS OFFICIAL (@RcbianOfficial) June 20, 2022
— Garvit🇮🇳 (@4everVirat) June 20, 2022
11 years of Virat in test cricket.
11 years of this format testing Virat
11 years of coming out victorious
11 years of DOMINANCE
11 years of revival of test cricket
ABSOLUTE GOAT @imVkohli ♥️♥️#ViratKohli𓃵 #11YearsofViratKohli #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/Fz1GDkCsGa
— Shreya (@Shreya8287) June 20, 2022
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) June 20, 2022
Congratulations to @imVkohli on completing 11 years of playing Test cricket.
— ΛＤΞ S H (@ShortArmJab_) June 20, 2022
— Sanshtuti Singh (@RituKum13892580) June 20, 2022
Virat Kohli gears up for England tour
India cricketer Virat Kohli is gearing up for the fifth (rescheduled) Test match against England to be played from July 1 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Before the official test match, the Indian team will play a warm-up game against Leicestershire.
On Monday, Virat Kohli along with other Indian players who are already in Leicester, hit the ground running. The right-handed batter fared decently well last year in England averaging 31.14 in four matches. He will be keen to make his mark in the fifth test match.