Virat Kohli became became the 12th Indian player to feature in his 100th Test match against Sri Lanka. Wasim Jaffer and Suresh Raina complimented him on his success, while Harbhajan Singh welcomed him into the club. Kohli’s 45-run knock in the Mohali Test was impressive.
Cricketers and fans responded to Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match appearance for India.
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Virat Kohli became the 12th Indian player to reach the century mark in Test cricket.
In the first innings, Kohli scored 45 runs.
Harbhajan Singh, Wasim Jaffer, and Suresh Raina led the comments to Kohli’s historic feat.
Virat Kohli, the captain of Team India’s batting line-up, made history on Friday, March 4, when he played his 100th Test match for his country. Kohli was gifted with a unique hat by head coach Rahul Dravid before to the start of the match in honour of him playing his 100th Test match.
Kohli put another feather to his crown with his controlled 45-run innings against Sri Lanka at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, becoming just the sixth Indian batsman to reach 8000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli entered the ranks of cricket legends like as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Rahul Dravid.
The 33-year-old became the 12th Indian player and the 71st overall to play 100 matches in the game’s longest version. Kohli joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, and Ishant Sharma in a select group of cricketers who have worn the whites for a long time.
Harbhajan Singh, a member of the 100-Test club, congratulated the talismanic batsman on his feat on Twitter. “Welcome to the 100 Club… Good luck, champion. On your 100th exam, get a perfect score. Best wishes, “‘I used to be an off-spinner,’ writes the former off-spinner.
Wasim Jaffer, the meme-king on social media and a former India batsman and ex-batting coach of Punjab Kings, spared special remarks for Kohli, adding that Kohli is the heart of Test cricket. “Virat Kohli is Test cricket’s beating heart. The heart will continue to beat strongly as long as he is playing. @imVkohli, congratulations on your 100th and best wishes for many more #INDvSL, “Jaffer said.
Kohli, the ‘Greatest of All Time (GOAT)’, was hailed by cricketers and fans alike for his outstanding feat.
After a 90-run third-wicket partnership, India lost both Kohli and Hanuma Vihari in rapid succession in the second session. With a score of 199/4, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer guided the team to the tea break.