While former India captain Virat Kohli will try to make his 100th Test match memorable in the first Test against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma will be India’s 35th Test captain with a big win in the first Test starting on Friday. Would like to start our innings with a bang.
From fans to veteran cricketers are very excited about Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match. Coming into his 100th Test, he will become the 12th Indian player to achieve the feat.
The record of playing the most Test matches for India is in the name of the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin wished star batsman Virat Kohli on this big occasion and he also recalled an anecdote when Virat Kohli spoke to him about fitness in 2011. Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 test matches for India.
In his message to Kohli, Sachin spoke about the time when he first heard the name of Virat Kohli and also shared an anecdote from India’s 2011 tour of Australia. Sachin said that Virat told him in 2011 that he wanted to focus on his fitness.
Sachin said in the video shared on social media, “I remember the first time I heard about you when we were in Australia in 2007. You guys were playing the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. Then there were some players in the team, who were discussing about you, that this is a player, on whom everyone’s eyes are. ‘Bats well’. After that played with me too, but you had the urge to learn.
Tendulkar said, “We were in Australia in 2011. We were in Canberra and as far as I can remember there was a Thai restaurant there. We used to go there and have a nice meal. One evening, we were on our way back to the hotel. We were walking back and he said Paaji bahu gaya, now focus on fitness. And I must say you have left no stone unturned. As far as fitness is concerned, you have been a wonderful role model ”
Virat has so far scored 7962 runs in 168 Test innings and has an average of 50.39 during this period. Virat has 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries to his name in Tests so far. Sachin also scored a half-century in his 100th Test and now it is expected that Kohli will also score a century or half-century in his 100th Test.