As India tackle Sri Lanka in the primary Test of the 2-match sequence, batter Virat Kohli will obtain the milestone of enjoying 100 matches in the longest format.
“Playing the 100th Test for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No carrier will be smooth, there will be highs and lows,” mentioned Gavaskar in a video posted on the official Twitter deal with of BCCI.
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“Whether Kohli is fielding or going out to bat, the crowd will lift him up. That is what crowds do, especially when it is a home crowd. Everyone will be wanting him to get a hundred in his 100th Test. His has been an incredible journey, I remember him making his debut in the West Indies in 2011, even there you could see a fire in him,” he added.
Kohli was slated to play his a centesimal Test through the South Africa sequence earlier this yr, however as destiny has it, he’ll attain the milestone in India itself with a 50 per cent crowd in attendance on the PCA Stadium, Mohali.
“To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same,” mentioned Gavaskar.
Earlier this yr, Kohli stepped down because the Test chief however it was not earlier than the batter left a long-lasting legacy as a captain in the longest format of the sport.
Kohli holds the report for many Test appearances as India Test captain (68) and he additionally holds the report for many Test wins by an Indian captain (40). Only Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting, and Steve Waugh have gained extra matches than Kohli as captain in Test cricket.
Kohli had first led the aspect in Test cricket in 2014 in opposition to Australia. His final sport as captain was the Cape Town Test in South Africa, which India misplaced by seven wickets. Filling the sneakers of MS Dhoni was not going to be straightforward, however Kohli rapidly cemented his place as one of the perfect thinkers the nation has seen in Test cricket.
He had final scored a century in worldwide cricket in 2019 in opposition to Bangladesh and since then, all the nation is ready eagerly for the batter to register his 71st ton.
One can simply hope he registers the milestone in his a centesimal Test and if it does occur, it will imply that the celebrities actually aligned for a once-in-a-era batter.