India’s captain and batting legend, Virat Kohli has a very important day today. The 13th anniversary of Virat Kohli’s international debut for India will be marked on August 18, 2021. How many years Virat Kohli played international cricket?
How many years Virat Kohli played international cricket?
And, on this particular day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has turned to Twitter to congratulate the cricketing icon. Kohli is one of the best cricketers in the world right now, according to the BCCI Twitter page, which posted some impressive stats from his long career.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2021
“On This Day in 2008, Virat Kohli made his debut in international cricket. 13 years later, with 438 international matches & 22937 runs under his belt, the Team India captain remains one of the finest cricketers going around,” BCCI tweeted on its official page.
Kohli will be back in action on facing England in the 3rd Test match
Virat Kohli already has established himself as one of the best batters in the game’s history throughout the course of his 13-year international career. Following Sachin Tendulkar, the master batsman has 43 ODI centuries and is 2nd on the list of batters with the most ODI hundreds.
Kohli is perhaps the quickest batter in ODI history to achieve 1000 runs, doing it in only 205 innings. In ODI cricket, he has a staggering 12169 runs at a remarkable aggregate of 59.07. The 32-year-old batter is also the only Indian to hit seven double century in Test cricket. Kohli has played 94 Test matches for India, scoring 7609 runs of 51.41 Avg.
Kohli has dominated the bowlers in the T20I aspect of the game as well. The Indian captain is the first batter in T20I cricket history to score over 3000 runs, with 3159 runs at an amazing average of 52.65.
The hitting legend will be back in action on facing England in the 3rd Test match, which will take place at Headingley on August 25, 2021.