Team of India dough Virate Cars made his test debut that day (June 20) in 2011. His first test match was against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, comes almost three years after his debut at ODI.
This was not an impressive start for the Delhi batter, as he was fired cheaply in both innings of his debut test match. After dealing with only four in the first innings, he dropped out by 15 in the second essay. In both cases, he was caught behind the bowling alley of fast bowler Fidel Edwards.
Soon, however, Kohli found its place in the traditional format of the game. He registered his first penny test against Australia in Adelaide in January 2012 and did not look back after that. The 33-year-old man has so far accumulated 8043 in 101 tests at an average of 49.95, with 27 tons and 28 fifty.
Social media has been flooded with wishes for the star cricketer as he completed 11 years in test cricket. Here’s a look at some tweets congratulating the cricket player:
Virat Kohli shares a nostalgic post on social media
On the anniversary of his test debut, the man himself appeared on social media and shared a nostalgic video that includes snapshots of his test cricket achievements over the years.
The former captain of India shared the post with the caption:
“Time flies 🇮🇳 # June 20 #TestDebut”
In addition to his achievements as a battery, the cricketer also led India in 68 tests, of which India won 40, making him the country’s most successful captain in form. Under his leadership, India finished as runner-up in the First World Test Championship (WTC), reaching New Zealand in the final.
The 33-year-old resigned as the test captain of the Indian team after losing the series in South Africa earlier this year. He has seven double hundreds in his name in test cricket, one more than Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehvag.