Virat Kohli picks the most special moment from his illustrious career

Kohli's achievement as a cricketer is surreal, to say the least.

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When it comes to batting across all formats, Virat Kohli is no less than a monster. The Indian skipper has already aggregated 70 international hundreds and is the only batsman in the world to boast an average of above 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

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Kohli, who holds the top spot in ICC Test and ODI batting rankings, averages a mind-boggling 59.62 in the 50-over format from 243 games with 11625 runs while his T20I average reads 52.73 in 77 matches with 2689 runs.

In the traditional format, Virat has scored 7202 runs at an outstanding average of 54.98 from 84 Tests so far. He has 27 Test tons to his name with 7 of them being double.

Moreover, Kohli has already become India’s most successful Test captain statistically with 33 victories from 53 games.

Therefore, picking the best moment from Virat Kohli’s glittering career is a tough task. But the man himself on Wednesday (January 15) singled out one special moment which is close to his heart.

Speaking at an Audi launch in Mumbai, the Indian captain said: "...for me, the moment that will always be very dear to me or special is the day that I got selected in the Indian team. I was at home with my mother, watching news, I was getting no information from anywhere and as my name flashed I had no idea what to do."

"I went berserk, there was no synchronisation. I didn't know whether to sit, stand, run or jump...I think that is one moment that I would multiply eight times any day and replay it," he added.

Kohli made his international debut in an ODI match against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in August 2008 – the same year he also led India to the Under-19 World Cup triumph in Malaysia.

"...when you are playing for the national team, tournaments or series become achievements, they become accomplishments. But something that you work hard for as an eight-year-old starting to play cricket to representing your country -- that is a feeling you can't replicate," he asserted.

"The starting point stands out for me because it gives you clarity, vision and motivation and also because it keeps me grounded and reminds me where I'm from," Virat further said.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 15 Jan, 2020

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