new Delhi. March 4 is a special day for Virat Kohli. The first match of the 2-Test series to be played between India and Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka) will be played in Mohali from March 4. This match is the 100th Test of former captain Kohli. Virat will become the 12th cricketer to play 100 Test matches for India. On this occasion, former cricketer Wasim Jaffer believes that this will be the right opportunity for Virat to end the drought of international centuries. Virat, who has scored 70 centuries in international cricket, has not reached triple digits since November 2019. He can become the first Indian player to score a century in his 100th Test.
Talking to Cricinfo, Wasim Jaffer said, ‘This is Virat’s 100th Test and we are talking about not scoring a century in international cricket for more than 2 years. There is no greater opportunity for them than this. Wasim Jaffer further said that I think leaving the captaincy will help him in this. This will be the first time after leaving the Test captaincy, that Virat Kohli will come to play a Test match. Recently, he resigned from the captaincy after the 1-2 defeat in the Test series against South Africa.
break will benefit
Wasim Jaffer believes that Virat will benefit for two reasons. According to Jaffer, he got a break during the T20 series and will return fresh. We are all waiting to see the old Virat Kohli, who keeps scoring centuries. Virat Kohli scored his first century in the Adelaide Test on Australia tour in the year 2011-12. But Wasim Jaffer says that the innings of 75 runs that Virat scored in the Perth Test on that tour was more important than his century. Virat has so far scored 27 centuries in Test cricket.
Couldn’t score a century from 70 innings
In international cricket, Virat Kohli last scored a century in November 2019 against Bangladesh in the Day-Night Test played in Kolkata. Since that Test match, Virat has played 70 innings in international cricket and during this he could not score a century.