The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli completed 11 years in international cricket on Sunday. A famous social media celebrity, Kohli came up with a nostalgic post to make the milestone moment and shared his thoughts.
Virat Kohli made his ODI debut in 2008 in Dambulla and was dismissed for 18 runs in his first innings. His first international cricket calendar year went without a hundred. Back then not many would have expected Kohli to become this huge. Not a lot thought of the chubby Delhi boy making and breaking records every day and to be compared to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli’s heartwarming message talked about the same; he wished everyone get on the right path and follow the dreams.
“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,” Kohli wrote on social media with photographs of himself from 2008 and 2019.
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
Virat Kohli impressed everyone early in his career as U-19 World Cup-winning captain. That was the beginning. Since then whenever he got chance, he made the most of it. The Punjabi boy inspired everyone in the team to maintain a healthy lifestyle and now is considered as one of the fittest sportspersons in the world. The journey was not easy and he has his ups and downs. He often shared how Indian Premier League season in 2012 and poor outing in England in 2014 helped him learn and grow as a batsman and human. Post the England series Kohli hardly had any dull moments in his international career.
The record machine with 68 international hundreds is currently just 32 behind Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record of 100 hundred. He has recently become the first batsman to score 20000 runs in a decade. The top-ranked batsman in ODIs and Tests has matured as a captain as well. Now Kohli is busy with his team in West Indies. After winning T20 and ODI series he is now gearing up to lead India in the inaugural Test Championship, starting on August 22.