Several former cricketers leave notes in the 1:14 minute film.
On March 2, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a touching video on social media paying respect to Indian legend Virat Kohli and thanking him ahead of his “landmark Test.” Former Indian captain Kohli will play his 100th Test match against Sri Lanka in the first Test match, which will be held at Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The match is set to begin on March 4th.
Several former cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid, send their sincere greetings and pay respect to Kohli as they welcome him to the “100-Test club” in the 1:14-minute video.
Virat Kohli is congratulated by legends.
“I recall hearing about you for the first time when we were in Australia in 2007, and you were playing in the Under-19 World Cup in Indonesia. In his message, icon Sachin Tendulkar stated, “That’s when several players in the squad were saying that he is a guy to look out for ‘achi batting kar leta hai’.”
“To be able to play one is amazing, but to be able to play a hundred is something Virat can be proud of,” Indian head coach Dravid remarked. Virendra Sehwag, a former Indian batsman, had his own method of wishing Kohli, stating, “Mai to toh dekho kehta hu hajme ki goli tyohar mai holi aur batting mai kohli sabko pasand hai.”
Kohli has played in 99 Test matches for India, scoring 7,962 runs in the process. In the longest format of the game, the 33-year-old hitter has an exceptional average of 50.39 and a strike rate of 55.67. In the forthcoming match, the right-handed hitter will try to break his century drought. For the uninitiated, Kohli’s last tonne in international cricket came in November of this year. As a result, it will be interesting to observe how his 100th Test goes.