In the game of cricket, it’s crucial for everyone to put forth their best effort and reach a certain milestone to go down in history as a great player. On July 20, 2023, at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the West Indies will host the second test match between India and the West Indies. Virat will play his 500th international match on that day, making it especially significant for him and his supporters. He is now the fourth Indian cricketer to reach this milestone; the others being Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Rahul Dravid.
Early life: –
A child named Virat Kohli was born on November 5th, 1988, to a Punjabi household. His mother Saroj Kohli is a housewife, while his father Prem Kohli worked as a criminal defence attorney. Vikas, his older brother, and Bhawna, his older sister, are his siblings.
Delhi Cricket career: –
At the Luhnu Cricket Ground, Virat began his junior cricket career in October 2002. He set some impressive marks while he was just 14 years old, which led to his selection for list A cricket. On February 18, 2006, he makes his list A debut, but he was unable to bat in that game. Again, based on his prior performance, he was chosen for first class cricket, and on November 23, 2006, against Tamil Nandu, he made his Ranji Trophy debut.
International Career: –
Because of his previous performance and batting average, he was selected for India U-19 in 2006. His debut match was against England, and he scored 49 points on average. That is fantastic for a novice.
He was selected for international matches after winning the U-19 World Cup, and he made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008. He knew he had limited opportunities, so he worked hard to earn a spot-on Team India, and then the day came when he was chosen to replace Sachin Tendulkar. In January 2010, he was selected for Tri Nation, where he made two centuries and became the first Indian player to do so before the age of 22. He was born to shatter records, and he is continuously doing so. Let’s look at some of Virat Kohli’s accomplishments and records.
List of accomplishments: –
- National honours include the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Major Dayanand Khel Ratna Award in 2018, and the Arjuna Award in 2012.
- Sporting honours include: players of the decade for the years 2011-2020, greatest captain of the decade award, and so on.
- Other honours include the People’s Choice Award, the GQ Award for Sportsman of the Year, and others.
There is an incredible number of accolades and records; no one can attain these records in a single career. He also has the second the Highest number of centuries and half centuries in India.
Although he didn’t bring home any international trophies, he still created remarkable records for the Indian team that would be remembered in the years to come. He is a true gem of Indian cricket. We adore you, King Kohli. You are India’s highest test skipper.
“We send him our best wishes for his 500th international game”