Indian captain Virat Kohli was declared the winner of two awards by the International Cricket Council (ICC), and a decade-old tweet of the star batsman is now being widely shared on Twitter. After many people shared the old tweet, Kohli also reacted to it and expressed his gratitude.
After the awards were announced, many shared a tweet by a 22-year-old Kohli in March 2010. That was before he went on to score over 20,000 runs over the decade.
“Looking forward to scoring lots of runs for my Team,” it said.
Looking forward to scoring lots of runs for my Team..
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 16, 2010
Many commented on the tweet said it had “aged well” and that it was the best tweet in the #10yearChallenge. Many other shared other achievements by Kohli over this decade.
You did well! Congratulations on a successful decade. https://t.co/1kdU7jYqSR
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) December 28, 2020
AND HE SCORED MORE THAN 20K
LOVE YOU CHAMP; YOU DESERVE THE UNIVERSE <3 https://t.co/8UQCwrbIYM
— SHREYA||Nushkie ka baby shower kab hoga?❤🕊 (@virushkafitoor) December 28, 2020
It all starts with a dream. ❤️ https://t.co/ZHdTK4coNE
— G K (@gautamgkrishna) December 28, 2020
This tweet has definitely aged well! 🙌🏻
— Rakesh Kulkarni (@itherocky) December 28, 2020
— kohlified (@itsmesrinadh) December 28, 2020
It all started from here
and after 10 years#ICCAwards #viratkholi
ICC cricketer of the decade
ICC ODI cricketer of the decade
ICC test captain of the decade
Only player to feature in ICC team of the decade of all formats#KingKohli https://t.co/ZA3uDITNPZ
— varun giri (@varungiri0) December 28, 2020
— Sarcastically Courteous (@Agnum_Athena) December 28, 2020
And the Tweet of the Decade Award goes to: https://t.co/ZCmr1IEJ1p
— Ethan Hunt🇮🇳 (@theshivansh_p) December 27, 2020
— अभिमन्यु (@iAbhimanyuJha) December 28, 2020
‘No Dream Is Big If You Have The Desire To Achieve It.’ https://t.co/47mrXeq1tb
— Sumit Sundriyal 🇮🇳 (@SumitSun14) December 28, 2020
Later, Kohli reacted to the tweet and shared a thank you note that expressed his gratitude.
“Sharing this tweet I put out 10 years ago, which was a hopeful one. I have realised through this journey that if you believe in yourself and play sport for the right reason, no dream is too big to achieve. Regardless of the challenges and obstacles, you will keep moving forward with this belief and see your dreams turn into reality. Thank you once again,” the 32-year-old tweeted.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 28, 2020
The ICC announced the Men’s T20I, ODI and Test teams of the decade on Sunday, naming former India captain MS Dhoni as the captain for the T20I and ODI teams.
Indian captain Virat Kohli, pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma were the other Indians in the ICC’s T20I team. The line-up featured other big names from around the world including Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, and Lasith Malinga among others.
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