Virat Kohli might be struggling to score runs now, but the former India captain is set to achieve another milestone on the occasion of his 100th Test match. 

The first Test between India and Sri Lanka will be a landmark moment for the former skipper Virat Kohli. It will be his 100th Test for the national team. Rohit Sharma is the new skipper in red-ball cricket, and the national selectors have dropped Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha from the two-match series.

Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, and Hanuma Vihari are in contention to replace Pujara, who has been India’s No.3 for a long time.

However, legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has suggested that Virat should bat at the number 3 spot. He claims the number three position is for the best batter in the team. Kohli has been batting at number 4 in Tests for the national team for almost a decade now.

“Kohli should bat at No.3 because the best batters you see…Ricky Ponting batted at 3. Joe Root bats at No.4, but I feel he will be batting at No.3 in West Indies. So the best player on the team is batting at No.3. He can tackle the new ball in case of a quick fall of a wicket. He has the ability to up the tempo. So Virat at three would be ideal,’ said Gavaskar on India Today.

If not the 34-year old, the renowned cricketer-turned-commentator took Vihari’s name for the role. “Otherwise, you can look at Hanuma Vihari, who has done well in South Africa,” he concluded.

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