Virat Kohli stormed into world cricket leading India to a U-19 World Cup win in 2008. He soon went on to make his international debut in 2008. Kohli has since then gone on to dominate world cricket. He became India’s full-time Test captain in 2015. Kohli was part of India’s World Cup-winning squad in 2011. He later went to play a crucial role in India’s Champions Trophy win in 2013. Kohli is arguably the most important cricketer in world cricket currently. But there have been quite a few players who started alongside Kohli but have fallen by the wayside. let’s look at Cricketers Who Made Their Debut With Virat Kohli But Retired.
Cricketers Who Made Their Debut With Virat Kohli But Retired
#5 Subramaniam Badrinath
Subramaniam Badrinath scored a truckload of runs in domestic cricket. He made his way into the Indian team on the verge of scoring these runs. There were a lot of expectations from Badrinath. But he flattered to deceive. Despite playing a match-winning hand in his debut game, he couldn’t conjure up consistent scores. He was eventually dropped from the team. Badri played a total of 7 games. He has already retired from international cricket.
#4 Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha made his ODI debut in 2008. He had a brief India career wherein he represented India across all formats. He started off brightly but was never guaranteed a spot in the playing XI. His career ended on an ironic note. He was the man of the match in the last Test he played. Ojha never played a game again.
#3 Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary’s career is surely one of the more heartbreaking ones. His career could never take off. He was a handy part-time bowler too. Tiwary was an aggressive middle-order batsman. He could have been a utility player but it wasn’t meant to be. He hung his boots after an unfulfilled career. Kohli who started in the same year as Tiwary is still going strong.
#2 Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan was one of the fiercest strikers of the cricket ball. He singlehandedly won India games in ODIs and T20Is too. Pathan made his T20I debut in the World Cup final. He was also part of India’s World Cup-winning squad in 2011. Pathan much like others in this list has hung up his boots.
#1 Manpreet Gony
Manpreet Gone broke into the Indian team in 2008 owing to his stellar showing in IPL 2008. Gony bowled at a good pace, had great height, and made for a solid package. He was a handy lower-order batsman too. But Gony couldn’t sustain excellence over the years. He announced his retirement in 2019.