India’s most reliable current cricketer across all formats, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 28th birthday. Since debuting in 2008, the talismanic batsman has grown in stature with every season to help his country march onwards at the international arena.
Needless to say, wishes are pouring in from all quarters for the star batsman from Delhi. After taking over as India’s Test skipper, the right-hander has overseen a major resurgence in their fortunes by taking them to the number one spot in the ICC rankings.
Let us relive the 28-year old’s memorable journey by looking at images of the ten most significant moments of his career so far.
#10 Early signs of greatness
It had been eight years since India lifted the U-19 World Cup when Kohli’s team arrived in Malaysia for the 2008 edition. Also in the squad were the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Manish Pandey who would go on to don the senior colors in the near future.
The Indians remained unbeaten right throughout the tournament and marched into the final in style. Though they were bowled out for just 159, Kohli rallied his troops to snatch a narrow 12-run victory (D/L method) which gave them the title.