Indian Cricket: Virat Kohli is all set to become the 12th Indian to play 100th Test match. He will be doing so against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Friday.
Sachin Tendulkar had shared a heartfelt message to Kohli ahead of the latter’s milestone game. He had recalled the time when he first heard of Virat when the latter was skippering India U19 in Malaysia.
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The god of cricket said, “I remember the first time I heard about you was when we were in Australia in 2007 (2008). You guys were playing the U19 World Cup in Malaysia. “That is when there were certain players in the team who were discussing you.
“This is one player to watch out for. Achhi batting kar raha hai (He is batting well)’,” said Tendulkar in a video posted by BCCI.
Virat Kohli on the other hand will be gunning for success in his memorable match. He knows that he hasn’t scored a century for a long time now. His last international century came back in 2019.
Since then, he struggled to bring out his improved performance. Virat Kohli received countless wishes from his teammates, former Indian cricketers, and fans ahead of his 100th Test match.
Virat Kohli has aggregated 7962 runs in 99 Test appearances for Team India. He has maintained an exceptional batting average of 50.4. Moreover, he scored 7 double tons, 27 tons, and 28 fifties.
The former Indian captain will be looking to break the deadlock of century. It would be a fitting tribute to Indian cricket fans if Virat hits a century in his 100th test match.