Virat Kohli: 15 Years of International Cricket

On this day in 2008, young Virat Kohli first entered the international arena, making his debut against Sri Lanka in an ODI match.

Virat's strongest format is ODIs. In 275 ODIs, he has scored 12,898 runs at an average of 57.32. He has scored 46 centuries and 65 half-centuries in 265 innings, with the best score of 183.

Virat is an all-time great ICC T20 World Cup player. With 1,141 runs in 27 matches and 25 innings in the tournament at an average of 81.50, a strike rate of 131.30 and 14 fifties.

As a captain, Virat Kohli made a brilliant legacy for himself in Tests. He led India in 68 Tests, winning 40, losing 17 and drawing 11.

Kohli has represented India in 111 Tests. After making his Test debut in 2011 against West Indies. He has scored 8,676 runs at an average of 49.29 in 187 innings, with 29 centuries and 29 fifties and the best score of 254*.

In 115 T20Is, he has scored 4,008 runs at an average of 52.73 and a strike rate of 137.96. He has scored one century and 37 half-centuries, with the best score of 122*

He has scored well for India in the knockout stages of the tournament, with half-centuries in all such matches. 

He is the third-fastest to 5,000 ODI runs, second-fastest to 6,000 and 7,000 ODI runs and fastest to score 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000, and 12,000 ODI runs.

He is part of the team which won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, reached the semifinals of the 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cups and final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Virat boasts of a solid record as ODI captain. He has led the team in 95 matches, winning 65, losing 27, tying one and two ending in no result, which translates to a win percentage of 68.42.