new Delhi. The Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka) on Friday in the first test match of the 2-match series. Virat Kohli This will be the 100th Test match of the career of (Virat Kohli 100th Test). Kohli would like to make it memorable by playing big innings in this Test. Team India would also like to make this historic achievement of Virat special by winning the Mohali Test. On the eve of the Test match, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma praised former captain Kohli in a virtual press conference. ‘Hitman’ said that this journey has been wonderful for Virat.
India had earlier defeated the visiting Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series. The 33-year-old was rested from the T20I series against Sri Lanka. Kohli is coming into the Test series with a refreshed look. It has been more than 2 years since he scored a century in international cricket. If Virat manages to score a century, he will equal Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 international hundreds.
Rohit said, ‘It has been a wonderful journey for Virat. He has done exceptionally well in this format. It was wonderful to see. We definitely want to make this Test match special for him. Virat made an international century in November 2019 in the Kolkata Test against Bangladesh. Since then no century has come off his bat. Fans are hopeful that Kohli will be able to end the century drought in his 100th Test match.
When ‘Hitman’ was asked about Virat’s best innings, he termed his innings as the best played on the tour of South Africa in 2013. According to Rohit, ‘ Virat played the most memorable innings as a batsman in 2013 on the tour of South Africa. It was a difficult pitch to bat on and Virat had scored a century in the first innings. He played this innings against a bowler like Dale Steyn. Virat also scored a century in Perth in 2018, but South Africa was the best. Team India is riding on the chariot of victory under the captaincy of Rohit. India had recently equaled Afghanistan’s record by winning 12 consecutive T20 matches.