Former India captain Virat Kohli was honored on Friday ahead of the start of the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka. He has become the twelfth Indian to play 100 Tests. With this, Kohli joins the list of great batsmen, which includes Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag, who have achieved this feat for India. Interestingly, he was awarded the 100th Test Cap by Dravid, who is the current head coach of Team India.
Kohli was on the field with his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma as head coach Rahul Dravid picked up the cap. Kohli’s family was also present at the stadium on the first day of the first Test.
However, fans on Twitter were a bit surprised to see Anushka on the field. Some questioned whether this was allowed. While some users called it true and were very happy to see Anushka with Kohli in the field.
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) honored the star cricketer on the occasion of his 100th Test here on Friday. Kohli achieved this feat when he came down for the first Test against Sri Lanka here.
After being felicitated by head coach Rahul Dravid, Kohli said, “Given the amount of cricket we are playing in all three formats and IPL at present, the next generation can learn from me that I played 100 matches in the top format.” .”
What a moment to commemorate his 100th Test appearance in whites
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2022
Why is Anushka on the ground? https://t.co/ogUmMxY4qn
— Suhas Bharadwaj (@srbharadwaj) March 4, 2022
Why Anushka Sharma is among the players in the ground???
— BIBHU (@CricFreakBK) March 4, 2022
I won’t question why Anushka is there but I will question why Anushka is on the ground? She should be in stands. Most family members join the players but they never encroach the playing area before the beginning of the match
— Saurabh Srivastava (@saurabhashu44) March 4, 2022
Due to the restrictions related to the bio-bubble, Dravid handed over a souvenir cap and a glittering memento to Kohli. During this, Kohli’s actress wife Anushka Sharma and brother Vikas Kohli were also present in the stands.
Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah, Treasurer Arun Dhumal and Vice President Rajiv Shukla were also present during the event. Coach Dravid lauded Kohli’s ability to play longer hours and asked him to ‘double down’.
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Kohli said, “It is a special moment for me. My wife is here and my brother is also here. Everyone is very proud. This is a team sport and it would not have been possible without you.
Kohli is the 12th Indian cricketer to achieve this feat. Before him Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma have achieved the feat of playing 100 Tests.