Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma felicitation video: BCCI arranged a felicitation ceremony for Virat to present him his 100th test cap.
After India’s whitewash over Sri Lanka in the T20Is, the focus shifts to a couple of Tests ahead. This is an important series for both teams as 24 points of the ongoing second ICC World Test Championship are up for grabs.
Mohali’s PCA Stadium is hosting the first test between India and Sri Lanka. The Mohali test is a historical one for Virat Kohli, as it is his 100th Test game. It was initially reported that the game will be played behind closed doors. However, BCCI allowed entry to spectators a couple of days before the match.
India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. The home team has included Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer in their Playing XI ahead of Shubman Gill, whereas Jayant Yadav is playing as a third spinner in addition to Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are the two main pacers of the side.
Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma felicitation video
Ahead of the game, BCCI arranged a felicitation ceremony for Kohli, who has become only the 12th Indian cricketer to play 100 Tests. Kohli was present with his wife Anushka Sharma as India head coach Rahul Dravid presented him with his 100th Test cap. In his speech, Dravid congratulated Kohli and said that he deserves every bit of this landmark match. He also asked Kohli to “double it up.”
What a moment to commemorate his 100th Test appearance in whites 🙌🏻
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2022
In return, Kohli also thanked Rahul Dravid and said that receiving his 100th Test cap from his childhood hero makes it even better for him. He also said that he is happy that his family is here to attend the event.
Virat Kohli also thanked his teammates and BCCI who supported him throughout his journey. Both Dravid and Kohli showed gratitude towards each other.
Till his 99th test, Kohli has scored 7962 Test runs at an average of 50.39 with the help of 27 centuries.
Virat Kohli Brother
Virat Kohli’s elder brother Vikas Kohli was also present at the stadium to watch his younger brother play. Kohli said that he is happy that his family could attend the event.
“It is a special moment for me. My wife, my brother, my family, and my childhood coach is here. Everyone is very proud,” Virat Kohli said.