When Team India landed on the field on the second day of Mohali Test, the entire team led by Rohit gave ‘Guard of Honor’ to Virat. Let us tell you that this is the 100th Test of Virat’s career. Virat was expected to create history by scoring a century in the first innings but he could only score 45 runs. He was bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya.
Although he completed 8,000 runs in this match and joined the list of players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag. He has become the 5th Indian batsman in terms of the fastest Indian batsmen to score 8,000 runs.
India declared the first innings at 574 for 8 thanks to Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 175. Jadeja broke Kapil Dev’s record in this match. Now he has become the highest run-scorer while batting at number 7. Earlier this record was in the name of Kapil Dev, who scored 163 runs against Sri Lanka in 1986.
Apart from Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant played half-centuries for the team. Vihari scored 58 runs, Ashwin scored 61 runs and Pant scored 96 runs. In this match, if India gets a chance to bat in the second innings, then Kohli will have a chance to create history. If Kohli scores a century in this match, he will become the first batsman to do so for India.
Only 9 players in world cricket have been able to do this feat in their 100th match. In Asia, only Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq scored centuries in their 100th Test. Ahead of the Mohali Test, Virat Kohli was honored with a special cap on this special occasion. He was given this honor by the head coach of the team, Rahul Dravid. On this occasion, Dravid praised Virat and said that this is the fruit of his hard work. He used to deserve this.
Virat was accompanied by his wife Anushka Sharma and his family on this special occasion. On this occasion, Virat thanked BCCI and his family.