Virat Kohli celebrates 12 years in Cricket, expresses gratitude
New Delhi : Cricketer Virat Kohli celebrated completing 12 years in Test cricket on Tuesday, expressing his gratitude in a brief social media post. Kohli, who made his Test debut on June 20, 2011, against West Indies in Kingston, has since played 109 Tests, accumulating 8,479 runs at an impressive average of 48.72. His remarkable career includes 28 centuries and an equal number of half-centuries, along with breaking numerous records along the way.
In a tweet, the 34-year-old acknowledged his milestone, stating, "12 years in Test cricket today. Forever grateful."
Following the retirement of M.S. Dhoni from Test cricket, Kohli took over the reins as India's Test captain. During his captaincy tenure of 68 matches, he led the team to 40 victories, with 17 losses and 11 draws, boasting an impressive win percentage of 58.82.
Under Kohli's leadership, India achieved the top spot in Test rankings and secured their first-ever Test series win in Australia in 2019. They also achieved notable Test victories in England and South Africa. However, Kohli's scoring rate experienced a significant decline in recent years, as he went without a century for 41 innings since his last hundred against Bangladesh in 2019.
After a long wait of 1,205 days, Kohli finally registered a Test century during the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Ahmedabad earlier this year.