Head coach Rahul Dravid congratulated former India National Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli on his 100th Test match on Friday.
Virat Kohli, 33, is just the 12th Indian cricketer to reach 100 Test appearances. On Friday, March 4, he will play his 100th Test match for the Punjab Cricket Association against the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team, headed by Dimuth Karunaratne, at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh.
Meanwhile, head coach Rahul Dravid presented Kohli with a specially crafted Test cap, and the head coach said:
“It’s well-deserved, well-earned, and hopefully just the beginning of great things to come.” “Double it up,” as we say in the dressing room.”
This is a unique opportunity for me — Kohli, Virat
After being congratulated by head coach Dravid, batting legend Virat Kohli said it was a memorable occasion for him. He also said that his family is in Mohali and that they are proud of him. He also expressed gratitude to India’s Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI). Kohli continued:
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me.” My wife has arrived, as has my brother. Everyone is ecstatic. It is, without a doubt, a team sport, and it would not have been possible without your help. Also, thanks to the BCCI. With the quantity of cricket we play nowadays, with three formats and an IPL, the one thing the future generation can take away from me is that I played 100 games in the purest form.”
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India captain Rohit Sharma, who succeeded Kohli as all-format leader, stated that Kohli’s 100th Test is a historic event for the squad, adding that the previous Indian skipper Kohli is looking forward to his milestone 100th Test.