Virat Kohli will play his 100th test in Mohali on March 4.© Twitter
Prior to Virat Kohli’s 100th Test game, his youth coach Raj Kumar Sharma recalled the day the batter was selected for Team India. As India takes on Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two-game series, batter Virat Kohli will reach the milestone of playing 100 games in the longest format. “I still remember the day Virat first came to my cricket academy in East Delhi. He was a naughty boy who was very excited and eager to play. When I coached him I realized he has a lot of potential and was different from others. I still remember the day of June 2011 when he called me and said he was selected for the Indian test team. It was a very emotional moment and we hugged and now he will finally play his 100th test match,” Raj Kumar Sharma told ANI.
“It’s a very proud moment for me, as one of my students will be playing his 100th test match for India. I also wish him all the best for his upcoming matches,” he added.
Kohli was set to play his 100th Test in the South Africa series earlier this year, but as fate has it, he will hit the milestone in India itself with a 50 per cent crowd at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.
The former India skipper will now join the company of legendary players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar etc who have represented the country in 100 Tests or more.
Kohli will play his 100th test match under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who will lead India in test matches for the first time. Kohli has racked up 7,962 runs in 99 tests averaging 50.39 with 27 tons to his name.
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