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On this day: Virat Kohli makes a Test debut against West Indies

Virat Kohli made his Test debut under Mahendra Singh Dhoni against the West Indies in Kingston on June 20, 2011 – a few months after winning the ODI World Cup in Mumbai.

The current Indian captain, who struck at number 5, scored 4 and 15 in the two innings. The right hand falls on Fidel Edwards, who were both caught by wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh.


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On the field, he took two important catch shots to get rid of Ramnaresh Sarwan and Baugh during the 326 chase in the Caribbean. In the end, India won the match by 63 runs, while Rahul Dravid scored 112 in the second innings.


Kohli surpasses Dhoni for most matches as Indian Test captain

It’s been a decade and now Kohli has played 92 Test matches. He has 27 hundreds at an average of 52.37. His double century (254) against South Africa in Pune in 2019 remains his highest score.

Kohli ranks fourth on the Tests rankings. He touched the 7,500 runs during the World Cup final against New Zealand in Southampton.

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