Team India will start the five-day assignment against Sri Lanka on March 4th. The game will take place in Mohali. Former India skipper Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test in that game. As India gears up for the milestone moment for Virat Kohli in Mohali, a Twitter user shares an interesting relationship between the numbers 71 and 100.
A milestone moment for Virat Kohli in Mohali
So far, in the history of the game, only 11 Indians have been able to play over 100 Tests for the country. In recent years, barring Ishant Sharma, no one has touched the milestone. Come this March 4th, Virat Kohli will make an entry into the club.
For a player who was called unfit for Test cricket at the start of his career, it has been a memorable ride for Virat Kohli so far. While he has won plenty of games for India with the bat, at the same time, Virat also became the most successful Test captain for Team India. Not many can do even half of it and hence, it will be a historic moment this Friday.
The much-talked-about numbers will get justified but in a different context
However, coming into this game, Virat Kohli is not in great form with the bat. He last scored a century more than two years ago. For a player of his caliber, this barren period was unexpected. Hence, Virat has been stuck at 70 international centuries for a long time now.
71 and 100 have been the most talked-about numbers for Virat Kohli, and the former captain is going to achieve this against Sri Lanka as he is all set to become the 71st player to play 100 Tests in cricket history.
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Therefore, whenever an India game happens, the subplot of Virat scoring his 71st century has been omnipresent. Interestingly, Virat will satisfy both the numbers 71 and 100 in the Mohali Test. Here is what a Twitter user told about the same:
It is an important game in Virat Kohli’s career and hopefully, he justifies the numbers 71 and 100 in a way that all his admirers have been waiting for.