new Delhi: Sourav Ganguly knows what a big moment it will be for Virat Kohli when he takes the field for his 100th Test on Friday, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former national captain is confident that the legendary batsman will make his mark in the future. Will make more big achievements in career. In a video message shared on BCCI’s official Twitter handle, Ganguly congratulated Kohli, saying it will be a dream come true moment for him when he takes the field in the first Test against Sri Lanka here.
Kohli will play 100th Test
The 33-year-old will become the 12th Indian after Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma to play 100 Tests. Ganguly said in his message, ‘It is a big achievement in Indian cricket, when you start playing cricket for the country, you dream of playing 100 test matches. This is a big moment for Virat, it is a historic moment for Indian cricket.
Kohli has a great career
Ganguly said, ‘I personally have been a part of the 100 Test achievement, 11 years ago. On behalf of the BCCI and as a former captain who has played 100 Tests, I wish him all the best. His career has been splendid. He still has time to achieve more big achievements. The relationship between Kohli and Ganguly has been full of ups and downs in the recent times and during this time Kohli’s captaincy career also ended.
There was a dispute between the two
Ganguly had said that Kohli left the captaincy of the T20 team despite the request to continue as captain. Kohli, however, said that when he first expressed his desire to step down, no such request was made to him. Kohli was then removed as the captain of the ODI team and also relinquished the captaincy of the Test team after losing the series against South Africa in January.