‘Well deserved, well earned’: Virat Kohli felicitated for 100th Test appearance | Cricket News

MOHALI: India batter Virat Kohli, who is playing his 100th Test match, said that the upcoming generations would be happy that he achieved the landmark in the ‘purest format’.
Kohli achieved this feat in the first Test of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, which began on Friday in Mohali, Punjab.
Kohli was felicitated by the head coach Rahul Dravid before the start of the play where Kohli’s wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was also present.

“It’s well deserved, well earned, and hopefully it is just the start of many things to come. As we say in the dressing room, double it up,” said Dravid.
Expressing happiness over this achievement, Kohli said, “It is a special moment for me. My wife is here and so is my brother. Everyone is very proud. It is indeed a team game and it couldn’t have been possible without you. Thanks to the BCCI as well. In present-day cricket, with the amount we play with three formats and an IPL, the one takeaway the next generation can take from me is that I played 100 games in the purest format.”

Meanwhile, India won the toss and elected to bat.

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