Bibhu Prasad Ray

There are no formats where Team India star batsman Virat Kohli has not tasted success - be it one-day cricket, T20 internationals, or the Test. The stylish batter has made a name for himself in cricket by scoring runs consistently for the Men in Blue over many years. In his illustrious career spanning 13 years, he has scored 8848 runs and has 29 centuries to his name. 

On this day in June 2011, Virat made his Test debut against West Indies and didn’t have the ideal start as he failed to register even a fifty during that series. Later he was dropped from the team after India travelled to England for a 4-match Test series in 2011. 

Then came the lowest point in his career where he scored 134 runs during the test series Vs England as he was exposed to the aliening conditions in 2014. 

"You just don't understand how to get over it. That was a phase when I literally couldn't do anything to overturn things. I felt like I was the loneliest guy in the world."

"Personally, for me that was a revelation that you could feel that lonely even though you a part of a big group," he said. 

"Won't say I didn't have people who I could speak to but not having a professional to speak to who could understand what I am going through completely, I think is a huge factor,” said Virat during his conversation with Kevin Pietersen on Instagram LIVE chat. 

Virat’s batting form peaked after he scored 692 runs against Australia which comprised of strong bowling line up of Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc. 

Apart from his batting prowess, Virat’s captaincy was well-appreciated by critics around the globe. Virat has led India in 68 matches out of which India has won 40 matches.

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