Virat Kohli, the world's number one Test batsman and captain of all three format teams of India, has credited his captaincy for making the country the Under-19 World Cup champion. Virat came into the limelight after winning the Under-19 World Cup title. India won the Under-19 World Cup held in February-March in Malaysia in 2008 under the captaincy of Virat.
Earlier, India's senior team won the first T20 World Cup in South Africa in September 2007 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The World Cup winning senior team and the Under-19 World Cup winning Indian team had a simultaneous honors ceremony in the capital Delhi where Dhoni and Virat sat together.
However, Virat was nowhere in the discussion against the star players of the Indian team at that time. But this talented batsman then made new records in batting one after the other and then replaced Dhoni as the captain of the Indian team in all three formats.
The Under-19 World Cup changed Virat's life so much that today he has become one of the greatest players in the world. Virat himself told Media, “ICC Under-19 World Cup was the most important turning point of my career. It helped me in going ahead in my career and to establish myself. This tournament holds a special place in my heart and mind. You should take advantage of the opportunity that you have got and respect it. ”In the 2008 World Cup, he scored 235 runs at an average of 47.