Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has completed his 15 years in international cricket today.
On August 18, 2008, Kohli made his ODI debut from India against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
While playing as an opener, Kohli could only score 12 runs in his opening game. But who knew, the right-handed batter will go on to become World's greatest batsman in modern-day cricket.
So far, Kohli has played 275 ODIs for India, scoring 12898 runs at an average of 57.32 including 46 hundreds and 65 fifties.
Kohli cemented his name as one of the prolific finishers for Team India in the 50-over format. He has the most number of 100s when India chased down 300+ runs in ODIs.
He also has second-most number of 100s across formats with a tally of 76. He is just behind Sachin Tendulkar who had scored 100 centuries across formats.
While reacting to his successful 15 years in international cricket, Kohli wrote, "Forever Grateful."
Kohli left India's captaincy after their dismal run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He decided to play as a specialist batter and will represent India in this year's Asia Cup and World Cup.
Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17 whereas World Cup is scheduled to take place in India from October 5 to November 19.