Virat Kohli has given his first reaction before the Mohali Test. He said that he never thought that he would be able to play 100 Test matches. Virat said, “Honestly never thought that I would play 100 Tests. It’s been a long journey. I just consider myself lucky to have reached 100 Test matches. God be merciful, I have worked a lot on my fitness.
This is a huge opportunity for me, for my family and for my coach. This is a very special moment. This video message of Kohli has come on Twitter, which has been posted by BCCI. I never grew up thinking that I would score less runs but always tried to score more runs.
In junior cricket, I hit double centuries a number of times. It has always been my endeavor to bat longer and that is something I have always enjoyed. It shows your character. Test cricket is the real cricket according to me.
Kohli had relinquished the Test captaincy last month. The tour of South Africa was his last tour as captain. In the last match under his captaincy, India had to face defeat by 7 wickets.
Talking about his record as captain, he has led India in 68 Test matches and led India to victory in 40 Test matches. He is the most successful Test captain for India. Kohli will have a chance to complete 8,000 runs in his 100th Test. Apart from this, he would like to make his match memorable with a century.
Kohli’s last international century with the bat came against Bangladesh in 2019. Kohli would like to end this drought of centuries in this historic match.