Virat Kohli's Career Journey

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Published Sept 20, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Virat Kohli has been one of the most prolific run-getters in international cricket since making his debut

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Here are a few key moments of Virat Kohli’s career journey

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First international century 

His 107 off 114 balls during a 224-run third-wicket stand in Kolkata helped India win the match and the series against Sri Lanka

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Winning among greats

Kohli walked out to bat after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar was out in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka

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He scored 35 before Dhoni completed the chase with an unbeaten 91

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Captain’s call

After taking Test captaincy, Kohli averaged 60 between 2015 and 2016 when he scored five Test hundreds regaining the number one Test ranking for India

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He took charge of the limited-overs side in 2017 and recently became India’s only captain to win a Test and bilateral ODI series in Australia

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Records and recognition

Virat Kohli established himself as a new cricket icon alongside Joe Root (England), Steve Smith (Australia) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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He became the fastest ever to 10,000 ODI runs, reaching the mark in 205 innings, surpassing Tendulkar 

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Kohli was named cricketer of the year  in 2018 as well as Test and ODI player of the year by the ICC 

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