Exactly a decade back, India skipper Virat Kohli made his debut in the shortest version of cricket – the T20Is. This happened a couple of years after he made his national debut. The 31-year-old made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at Harare, where he scored 26 off 21 deliveries. Also Read - Eng vs WI 1st Test: Jermaine Blackwood Stars as Windies Stun Ben Stokes-Led England at Southampton, Twitter Hails Jason Holder-Led Side | SEE POSTS
His cameo was laced with three boundaries and a six. India won the match as they gunned down a paltry 111-run target with six wickets in hand to crush the hosts. Also Read - Graeme Smith Backs Sourav Ganguly For ICC President's Role, Hails Former India Captain Ability as Leader And Administrator
10 years on, he is arguably the best batsman in the world and his astronomical numbers are a testament to that. As Kohli is a popular figure in the country, it should not come as a surprise that he is trending. Hashtag #10YearsOfKingKohliInT20I is trending today and here is how fans are reacting. Also Read - Virat Kohli's Lockdown Look Goes Viral on Social Space | SEE PICS
Thus far, Kohli – who holds most of the records in the format, has amassed 2794 runs in 82 games at a staggering average of 50.8 and a strike rate of 138. His highest score in the format is 94*. He has 24 fifties to his name in T20Is.