Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become one of the greatest cricketers of all time. The young gun from Delhi entered the international scenario in the year 2008. From then the tables have turned for the Indian side.
It was 18 August 2008, a historical day in cricket, when Kohli made his debut against Sri Lanka in the ODI format. Virat didn’t have a good start to his career though.
He lost his dad during a Ranji Trophy match. But the poster boy of Indian cricket didn’t quit the match and played a match-saving innings for Delhi. With the help of that innings, Delhi drew that match.
The reason Virat Kohli wears the number 18 on his Indian jersey is that it was date when he lost his father. After overcoming the worst part of his cricketing career, Kohli didn’t look back.
From 2008 to the present, Kohli has scored more than 18,000 international runs so far in his career. The 30-year-old cricketer has become arguably the best cricketer in the world.
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Here are 7 interesting facts that every Virat Kohli fan should know:
7. Only cricketer to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series
Kohli has written his name probably on every record book. His hunger for runs makes him a breaker of records in every match or the other.
During the tour of South Africa in 2018, Kohli became the first cricketer to score more than 500 runs in a bilateral series. Kohli scored 558 runs in 6 matches and helped India win the series 5-1.