Indian skipper Virat Kohli has completed 11 years in international cricket.
Kohli, who is currently leading India in the West Indies, took to Twitter on Monday to reflect on his journey of 11 years.
“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 posting photographs of himself from 2008 and 2019.
See the tweet:
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
Notably, on 18 August, 2008, Kohli had made his debut for India against Sri Lanka and the ‘run machine’ never looked back since then.
Kohli scored his maiden hundred against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2009 and only became more consistent in the following years. He now has 43 hundreds in just 239 ODIs and is only behind legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who scored 49 centuries in 463 matches.
The classy right-hander has also impressed in Tests and has 25 centuries against his name.
With 68 hundreds in international cricket, the 30-year-old is just 32 behind Tendulkar’s all-time record of 100 hundreds. Kohli recently became the first batsman to score 20,000 runs in a decade.
See how Twitterrati reacted to the post:
We love u champ..!
And forever KING 😎🔥 pic.twitter.com/yD0lRiuv9E
— comrade அன்பானவன் 🖤 (@SBR_offl) August 19, 2019
— Silly Satire 🇮🇳 (@sillysatire_) August 19, 2019
Virat = inspiration 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/BRNLtSi46H
— Sʌtʜɩsʜ Vɩjʌƴ 🎸 (@Sathish_Twiitz) August 19, 2019
(With inputs from IANS)