Former India skipper Virat Kohli is currently taking part in his 100th Test match against Sri Lanka at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. The now 33-year-old made his debut back in 2011 and it took around three years for him to adjust to the purest format. Back in the 2014 tour of England, Kohli had a tough time, but from there on, he has turned his career around in a dramatic manner.
Later in 2014, he took over as the Indian Test skipper after MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket following the Melbourne Test against Australia. In 2019, Kohli surpassed the now 40-year-old Dhoni to become India’s most successful captain in Test cricket. However, the last five months have been tumultuous for the Delhi-born cricketer as he relinquished captaincy in all three formats.
Kohli playing Mohali Test under Rohit Sharma
Kohli is presently playing the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, who’s making his Test captaincy debut. Back in January, Virat stepped down as the Test skipper after India lost 1-2 in the three-match Test series in South Africa. Ahead of the Sri Lanka Tests, vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah also talked about making the Mohali Test a memorable one for Kohli.
Earlier, it was learned that the Mohali Test will be played behind the closed doors. But later, the authorities allowed 50 percent crowd at the venue. A total of 12,500 people has been allowed to watch the game. The tickets for the games were released a couple of days ago for the general people. And to everyone’s surprise, the tickets didn’t take much time in getting sold out.
It’s understandable that the people want to see Virat Kohli play his 100th Test against Sri Lanka. Mohali is also hosting a Test match after a gap of five years. Last time the PCA Stadium hosted a Test, India defeated England and Ravindra Jadeja became the Player of the Match.
In the meantime, the crowd was astonished after the tickets got sold out. The netizens put forth their reactions on Twitter.
Here’s how the netizens reacted to Virat Kohli playing his 100th Test against Sri Lanka
Craze for Kohli is unreal man
— Robin Saroy (@RobinSaroy) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Hope Virat Donot dissappoints them.😢Advertisement
Atleast score 38 Runs so that any memorable feet of 8000 Runs can be celebrated atleast.
— Jimmy¹⁸🇮🇳 (@RavalJimmy24) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Tight slap on those who said you can't fill Mohali stadiumAdvertisement
— Harvey dent🇺🇦 (@Harveydent3003) March 4, 2022
On my way to reach the stadium by 9:30 am🤠
— Cricket World🔥🔥Ravi jadeja (@AadiSin28600239) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Crowd wants to see him pic.twitter.com/CdgzHEJFHUAdvertisement
— Suhit Data (@suhit_data) March 4, 2022
The reason 😉 pic.twitter.com/Sr2wpBigiZ
— Girish (@Chandra__Girish) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Despite of having election and covid all match tickets sold out in just 2 days that too for a Test Match .Advertisement
Kohli tax is unreal , ppl love to watch him
— “ (@KohlifiedGal) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Me and my dad were deciding right now to take a day off from our work and enjoy match in the Mohali Stadium 😢Advertisement
— ʜᴇɪsᴇɴʙᴇʀɢ (@KumarShresth574) March 4, 2022
Were are the guys who was shouting mohali ppls never ever seen intrstd in test cricket bla bla bla…
Biggest crowd puller @imVkohli 🤴Advertisement
— SheikVirat__ (@SheikVirat5) March 4, 2022
That's the charisma of Virat Kohli #100thTestForKingKohli
— subham sorav (@subhamsorav805) March 4, 2022Advertisement
Luckily I've got ✌Advertisement
— Sahildeep Singh (@sahilgill19) March 4, 2022
Elections , Covid , opened just 2 days before the match. Still stadium housefull 🏟️
ONLY REASON 👇 pic.twitter.com/jCUUtzv16SAdvertisement
— KOHLI 💯 TEST (@kohlifan100) March 4, 2022