Gautam Gambhir has said that it is not important if Virat Kohli scores a hundred or not on home soil after a gap of more than three years. The legendary player hit a well-compiled ton in the first ODI against Sri Lanka after more than 1000 days.
He smashed 113 runs off 87 balls, including 12 fours and a six. His knock took the Men in Blue to 373/7 in 50 overs. The hosts won the game by 67 runs to go 1-0 up in a three-match series.
“It doesn’t matter whether it was 1100 days. For me, the contributions he has made in the middle were of more significance than this ton. All of us thought it’d been a long, but he was among the runs. So probably those runs were of more importance than this hundred,” he said on Star Sports.
The former India player highlighted that the 34-year-old had played more crucial knocks in the last three years. “The 45th hundred is a milestone, but scoring seventies or eighties on a tougher track is far more satisfying. So rather than thinking about the current century, he should think about what he has done over the last three years, which is far more important,” he added.