Infographic: Virat Kohli, milestones and bond with West Indies

Virat Kohli shares a special bond with West Indies. In 2011, then 22, Kohli had already established himself in the limited-overs setup, but it is the Test cap that every cricketer vies for. Kohli made his Test debut at Kingston. There were little nerves as he struck a brilliant boundary off his legs, but the outing lasted just 10 balls. He ended the tour with 76 runs at 15.20 but enjoyed good battles with Fidel Edwards. Though it was not an auspicious tour for him personally, as he was dropped for his lack of consistently scoring runs. And, he got the first taste of Test cricket! Also Read: The curious connection between Virat Kohli, July 21, islands and hundreds!

Kohli’s rise in the next few months was tremendous. The following year he was appointed the national team’s vice-captain. While his bat did all the talking, his leadership skills too became a matter of discussion. It was again in Kingston, in 2013, when Kohli led India for the first time. MS Dhoni was injured for the major part of the tri-series, and Kohli led the team with distinction.

The current tour of West Indies marks Kohli’s first full-time Test assignment outside subcontinent as India’s skipper. He has already made it memorable by striking a sublime hundred, his 12th in Test cricket. In process, he became the eighth fastest Indian to reach 3,000 Test-run mark (in terms of innings). Also Read: Watch ‘Unconquered’ Virat Kohli hit 12th Test ton; reach a new milestone

His flawless strokeplay has already put India in a commanding position, and he seems set to pass many such milestones and end up being the first Indian captain to win more than a Test in a single series in West Indies. For now, let us have a glance at this illustrious chart.

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(Suvajit Mustafi consumes cricket for lunch, fiction for dinner and munches numerous other snacks throughout the day. Yes, a jack of several trades, all Suvajit dreamt of was being India’s World Cup winning skipper but ended up being a sports writer, author, screenwriter, director, copywriter, graphic designer, sports marketer, strategist, entrepreneur, philosopher and traveller. Donning so many hats, it’s cricket which gives him the ultimate high and where he finds solace. He can be followed at @RibsGully and rivu7)