New Delhi: Team India is currently on the tour of West Indies (India vs West Indies) and is playing a three-day practice match before the upcoming Test series starting on 22 August. Team India captain Virat Kohli has been given rest in this match. Virat is currently running in the best form, he scored a century in both the matches played in the ODI series and now he is also ready for the test. Virat is currently the captain of all three formats of Team India. Virat played the first match of his ODI career on this day, on 11 August 2008, ie on 18 August 2008.
Virat is Getting Better
Virat has been running in the best form for the last few years and is also scoring a century in a row, this year’s World Cup was not very good for him. He had scored five half-centuries in this tournament. Virat played his first ODI against Sri Lanka in the year 2008. In this match played in Sri Lanka’s Dambulla, Virat was dismissed by scoring only 12 runs. Virat had made the first century in 2009. Now Virat has reached number two in terms of scoring a century in ODIs. He has scored 43 centuries in ODIs. Virat is only six centuries away from Sachin Tendulkar (49 )’s record for most centuries in ODIs.
This special record has been made right now
Virat recently made a special record in the West Indies with two ODI centuries. Virat became the first cricketer to score 20,000 runs in a decade. He scored 20018 runs in all formats in the last decade. Earlier, the record of scoring the most runs in a decade was in the name of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. He has scored 18962 runs in a decade.
Virat is dominant on Social Media
In the last 11 years, Virat’s fan falling has also increased tremendously. He is the highest earning cricketer from social media. Today #11yearsofViratism tag is trending on Virat. Fans are congratulating Virat in a big way by sharing his records. A particular picture is being shared the most.
A fan of Virat shared these two pictures and congratulated him.
A fan said in his tweet that Virat played the first match at the age of 19, this tweet also has an 11-year-old picture.
Virat’s Record was Shared in this Tweet :
1 Man— Ranjith Kutty (@Ranjith_kutty_) August 18, 2019
25652 Balls faced
53 Mom awards
16 Mos awards
228 Catches as fielder
99 Wins as captain
His Name #KingKohli#11YearsOfViratism pic.twitter.com/038RGjqOZl
The 30-year-old Virat made his Test and T20 debut in 2010. He has won the Under 19 World Cup to India. So far, Virat has played 239 ODIs, 77 Test matches and 70 T20 Internationals. He has scored 11520 runs in ODIs, 6613 runs in Tests, and 2369 runs in T20 Internationals.