Virat Kohli will play his a hundredth Take a look at in Mohali, a milestone that has solely been achieved by simply 11 Indian gamers earlier than him, when India lock horns with Sri Lanka on March 4 within the Take a look at sequence opener. Kohli, in a video posted by BCCI, stated that he by no means considered taking part in 100 Take a look at matches.
Virat Kohli will turn into the twelfth Indian to play 100 or extra Take a look at matches when India tackle Sri Lanka on March 4 within the first of the two-match sequence in Mohali.
Forward of his historic landmark, Kohli didn’t attend the post-match press convention. Nonetheless, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a substitute determined to put up an interview with him on social media, the place Kohli stated taking part in 100 Take a look at matches for India is a particular second for him, his household, and his coach.
Kohli additionally stated that he’s grateful that he has been capable of attain the elusive milestone of 100 Take a look at matches that he by no means thought he would attain. He additionally thanked God for being form to him all through his profession.
“I actually by no means thought I’d play 100 Take a look at matches. It has been an extended journey. We performed lots of cricket over the course of taking part in these 100 Take a look at matches. Plenty of worldwide cricket. I’m simply grateful that I have been capable of make it to 100. God has been form. I’ve labored actually arduous for my health. It is a large second for me, for my household, for my coach, who can be very glad and really happy with this Take a look at match so long as I’m involved,” Kohli stated in a video shared by BCCI.
Additional, Kohli revealed that his focus has at all times remained on taking part in so long as attainable for the advantages of the crew.
“The concept was at all times to attain large runs. I acquired about 7-8 double tons of in junior cricket earlier than making it to the First Class stage. So, the thought was to bat lengthy so long as I might and win the match for my crew, to take the first-innings lead or rating two factors,” Kohli added.
‘I by no means thought i will play 100 Take a look at matches. It has been an extended journey. Grateful that i have been capable of make it to 100’ – @imVkohli on his landmark Take a look at.
Full interview developing on https://t.co/Z3MPyesSeZ. Keep tuned! #VK100 pic.twitter.com/SFehIolPwb
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 3, 2022
Kohli will be part of an elite checklist, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh, when he make his a hundredth Take a look at appearence.