On this day back in 2011, Virat Kohli made his debut in the red ball format of cricket. He played his first Test match on June 20, 2011, against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. However, it wasn’t a memorable outing for Kohli as he managed to score only 19 runs in the entire match. In the first innings, he scored four runs, and in the second innings, he made 15 runs from 54 balls before being dismissed by Fidel Edwards. Despite his low score, India emerged victorious in the match, winning by 63 runs. This debut marked the beginning of a remarkable career for Kohli, with cricket pundits recognizing his hidden talent.
Virat Kohli’s Test Career
Since his debut, Virat Kohli has made a significant impact both as a batsman and as a captain in Test cricket for India. He has played 109 Tests and has amassed 8,479 runs at an average of 48.72. During his career, he has scored 28 centuries, with his highest Test score of 254 runs coming against South Africa in Pune in 2019. Kohli’s consistent performance has earned him recognition, and he currently stands 13th in the latest ICC Test rankings.
Upcoming Series and World Test Championship
The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, will be facing West Indies in an upcoming series comprising two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and a five-match T20 International series. The series is scheduled to start on July 12. Additionally, this series marks the beginning of the new World Test Championship Cycle (2023-25) for India.
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