‘Time flies’: Virat Kohli recalls his 11 years of Test cricket career

On this day 11 years ago, Virat Kohli wore India’s white for the first time in Test cricket. The former India captain played his first Test India tour of the West Indies in 2011 in Kingston.

Since then, the right-handed hitter has gone on to play 100 more Tests for India, scoring over 8000 runs in format. He completed a century of appearances earlier this year when India hosted Sri Lanka in Mohali.

The 33-year-old has taken 101 Tests in his career so far, scoring 8,043 runs for an average of 49.95 with a top score of 254 unbeaten.

On the anniversary of his Test debut, Kohli has taken to social media to share the memory of his accomplishments and in Test cricket over the years.

“Time flies” in celebration of the 11th anniversary of red ball cricket, Kohli wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in January, Kohli resigned as captain of India’s national team in longest form after India’s three-match streak against South Africa. Kohli led India in 68 Tests and won 40 of them, recording a win percentage of 59 percent. This also included the World Test Championship campaign which ended with India winning the runner-up.

As a hitter, Kohli had grown up the first century in his third and eighth series against Australia in Adelaide. Among India’s 27 pieces in the format, it also includes the first test by an Indian bat in the Pink Ball Test, back in November 2019.

It was also the year the then captain of India completed a set of features as the ICC Test Team Leader of the Year. It has since experienced a decline in shape in all aspects of the game.

Kohli, who led India to the lead in the 2-1 series in England last summer, is currently part of the squad for the crucial competition at the Edgbaston Test starting July 1.

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