Virat Kohli is on the verge of playing the 100th Test match against Sri Lanka in Mohali. He will become the 12th Indian cricketer to touch this milestone.
The 33-year old will join the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sourav Ganguly, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag in the elite list.
The 33-year will also celebrate the occasions in front of the fans as the state cricket association has allowed 50 percent crowd to witness the historic match.
Earlier, the crowd was barred from attending the opening match of the series, citing COVID-19 protocols.
Days before the important red-ball game, Team India’s vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah has revealed the best present the team can give to Virat Kohli.
“If the Indian team wins the match, it will be the best gift for Kohli. As a cricketer, he would also like to give his best,” he said.
Virat was earlier rested from the T20Is series against Sri Lanka. Kohli has amassed 7962 runs at 55.39 in 99 Tests.
He last scored his century in 2019 and will like to end the drought in Mohali.
Meanwhile, the Mohali Test match will be Rohit Sharma’s first match as Test captain of the team.
He recently replaced Virat, who resigned from his post after the South Africa tour.