It’s been 11 years since Virat Kohli first stepped into international cricket and the Indian skipper celebrated his journey by sharing a heartfelt post in social media. The once chubby, bold youngster who made his debut against Sri Lanka back in August 2008, is now the captain of the number 1 Test side and is one of the greatest batsman of his generation. The Indian skipper has so far played 239 ODIs, 77 Tests and 70 T20Is for his country scoring 11,520 ODI runs, 6613 Test runs and 2369 T20I runs.
On Sunday, Kohli posted a throwback image of himself and penned down about the journey, thanking everyone involved in it. The post was filled with gratitude and he thanked all the blessings showered on him.
“From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after on this present day in 2019, I couldn’t have dreamt of the blessings god has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. #forevergrateful,” Kohli wrote on social media.
From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after, I couldn't have dreamt of the blessings God has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. 🇮🇳🙏😇#forevergrateful pic.twitter.com/sTZ7tKEoMz
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 19, 2019
Following his success in U-19 cricket, Kohli was handed a debut against Sri Lanka in an ODI. But the start wasn’t that great as he only managed to score 12 in that innings, his first century though came in 2009 at Kolkata and the rest is history. Breaking numerous records on the way, he now has the second-most tons in ODI cricket and has sustained the number 1 rank among batsmen in both Tests and ODI formats for quite a while. Recently he became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. Take a bow you legend!