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On the first day of the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli was given his 100th Test cap.
Before the commencement of the Test match, head coach Rahul Dravid congratulated Kohli.
Kohli fell short of a century and was removed for 45 runs.
Virat Kohli made history by becoming the 12th Indian player to reach 100 Test appearances. On the first day of the Mohali Test match against Sri Lanka, the former India skipper reached the milestone. Kohli, who first played in a Test match in 2011, has now joined the ranks of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, and Virender Sehwag as Indian players with 100 Test caps.
Head coach Rahul Dravid congratulated Kohli and gave him with an unique hat before the start of the Mohali Test. Kohli received a special greeting from the ICC Hall of Famer, who said: “It’s well-deserved and well-earned, and hopefully it’s only the beginning of many more good things to come. Double it up, as we say in the dressing room.”
An old photo of the two went popular on social media shortly after Dravid congratulated Kohli. Kohli’s IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, saw the photo as well. The franchise resorted to social media to post the nostalgic photo.
The photograph was taken in 2006. Kohli was a young player at the National Cricket Academy at the time. Dravid, on the other hand, was a long-serving part of the squad at the time. For a brief years, the two also played international cricket together.