India men’s cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s stats speak for themselves to illustrate his determination and passion as a natural leader. He is one of the best players to lead the national side, and attesting to this is a circular from his school from 17 years ago that has now gone viral on social media.
The circular addressed to parents by the Saviour Convent Senior Secondary School in Delhi mentions a 14-year-old Kohli as the captain of the Under-15 cricket team of Delhi state. It says in the circular, dated September 27, 2003, that he was in class 10 at the time.
It is believed that his time here was a turning point for his professional cricketing career as his performance in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy was noticed. He scored 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
Kohli later went on to lead India in the Under-19 World Cup, lifting the title in 2008, and there has been looking back since. He made his India debut soon after in the ODI series during the tour of Sri Lanka.
The 32-year-old has so far represented India in 91 Tests, 254 ODIs and 90 T20Is. He took over as Test captain of the Indian team in 2014 before he was named captain across all formats in 2017.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper is currently in Mumbai with the franchise ahead of their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.