“I Never Thought I’d Play 100th Test,” says Virat Kohli.
Despite scoring only 4 and 15 in his debut Test against the West Indies in 2011. Virat has come a long way in a decade-long journey in which he has amassed 7962 runs. At a stellar average of 50.39 in the longest format.
Kohli, who will become the 12th Indian to play 100 Tests, says he “never imagined” getting this far and making this historic appearance. Despite scoring only 4 and 15 in his debut Test against the West Indies in 2011. Kohli has come a long way in a decade-long journey in which he has amassed 7962 runs at a stellar average of 50.39 in the longest format. Virat will take part in his 100th Test against Sri Lanka, which begins on Friday.
“I honestly never thought I would play 100 Test matches. It has been a long journey. We played a lot of cricket over the course of playing those 100 Test matches.” Kohli said in a video release by the BCCI.
“I Never Thought I’d Play 100th Test.” video release by the BCCI.
“There was a lot of international cricket taking place. I’m just grateful to have made it to 100.” Kohli will be the only cricketer to have played 100 Tests. Joining Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar. Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, and Ishant Sharma.
“God has been gracious. I’ve put in a lot of effort to improve my fitness. It’s a big moment for me, my family, and my coach, who, as far as I’m concerned, is also very happy and proud of this Test match “Kohli stated.
Kohli’s 100th Test will be open to the public, with the BCCI allowing a crowd of 50% of the stadium capacity.