Virat Kohli reflects on 11-year journey in cricket on Twitter; urges youngsters to follow dreams as well

Virat Kohli became the only cricketer in the world to score more than 20,000 international runs recently, when he achieved that feat against West Indies
Virat Kohli reflects on 11-year journey in cricket on Twitter; urges youngsters to follow dreams as wellVirat Kohli reflects on 11-year journey in cricket on Twitter; urges youngsters to follow dreams as well
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Virat Kohli, who completed 11 years of international cricket on August 18, came up with a heartwarming post on Twitter to commemorate the occasion. 

"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 on social media while posting photographs of himself from 2008 and 2019.

Kohli made his debut against Sri Lanka at Dambulla, coming in for injured Virender Sehwag. He was out for 18 in the game, and did not score a single hundred till December 2009. At that stage, not many would have predicted that Kohli would be one of the best cricketers in world cricket ten years later.

Since 2011, however, the Delhi player's career graph has been on the rise, with more than 1000 ODI runs in each calendar year, barring 2015 and 2016. He was included in the squad for the World Cup 2011, and impressed in the finals as he played a crucial knock against the Lankans. His 183 against Pakistan in the Asia Cup a year later, which was followed by two impressive hundreds against Australia at home in 2013 further cemented his place as one of the most exciting talents. 

Though Kohli had a dismal tour of England in 2014, he came back strongly in the Tests against Australia Down Under the same year, ending with more than 600 runs. It was also the series where he was awarded the Test captaincy, with the ODI leadership role following in 2017. 

Kohli, currently, became the first player ever to score 20,000 international runs in a decade, and is only seven hundreds short of breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of most ODI hundreds. His next assignment is the Test series against West Indies that starts from Thursday.

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