These 2 Tweets By Sanjay Manjrekar Describe Virat Kohli’s Glorious Journey: 11 years ago, on this day, Virat Kohli made his debut in the purest format of the game. The right-handed Kohli had made his Test debut against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and the rest, as they say, is history.
11 Years Of Virat Kohli
Though, his debut match wasn’t a memorable one as he could only register the scores of 4 and 15, however, 11 years later, Virat Kohli is hailed as one of the greatest batters to have played this format. In fact, he also had a very successful captaincy reign in the longest format of the game.
Ever since his debut, Kohli has gone on to play 100 more Tests for India. He completed 100 Tests appearances earlier this year when India hosted Sri Lanka in Mohali. So far, he has played 101 Tests in his career, scoring 8,043 runs at an average of 49.95 with the highest score of an unbeaten 254 runs.
Social media has been buzzing with amazing posts and tributes for the legendary cricketer on an iconic day. From cricketers and experts to fans, everyone is hailing the wonderful journey of Virat.
These Tweets Of Sanjay Manjrekar Perfectly Describe Virat Kohli’s Glorious Journey
Meanwhile, an old Tweet of Sanjay Manjrekar has resurfaced on social media, dated Jan 6, 2012, wherein he had criticized the performance of Virat. In the old Tweet, Manjrekar had claimed that Virat doesn’t belong in the Test format. The Tweet read:
“I would still drop VVS & get Rohit in for next test. Makes long term sense. give virat 1 more test..just to be sure he does not belong here”
Check out the old viral Tweet:
In another viral Tweet, that has resurfaced, Sanjay Manjrekar can be seen hailing Virat Kohli as an all-time great batsman. He also compared him to the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. He wrote:
“Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and now Virat Kohli, amazing all time great batsmen that the Indian waters keep producing.
Many happy returns Virat!”
Check out the Tweet:
It won’t be wrong to say that these two Tweets of Sanjay Manjrekar perfectly describes the glorious journey of one of the most destructive batsman — Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli Takes Trip Down The Memory Lane
On Monday, after completing 11 years in Tests, Kohli shared a video montage on Koo, covering all his major milestones in Test cricket. Sharing the video, he wrote: “Time Flies”
Watch the video:
Time flies #20June #TestDebut pic.twitter.com/eIktcGLg6i
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 20, 2022