The 100th Test match of the Indian cricket team star Virat Kohli is currently underway at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. New captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The two openers Rohit and Mayank Agarwal got India off to a good start.
However, the two opening batters could not convert their starts into big scores as both returned to the pavilion before the team’s total crossed 100. After that, Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli built a decent partnership for the third wicket.
Vihari completed his fifty, while Kohli inched closer to the half-century mark before Lasith Embuldeniya dismissed him. Many fans expected Kohli to score his 71st international century in his 100th Test match. Unfortunately, the same did not happen as Kohli was dismissed by Embuldeniya five runs short of his half-century.
Soon after the dismissal, a Twitter user’s 14-hour-old tweet started to go viral. Interestingly, that social media user accurately predicted what was going to happen in the innings of Kohli and how it would end.
“Kohli Won’t score a 100 in his 100th test. Will score 45 (100) with 4 gorgeous cover drives and then Embuldeniya will knock his stumps over and he’ll pretend to be shocked and will nod his head in disappointment,” the tweet which was posted at 12:46 AM IST on March 4 read.
Kohli Won't score a 100 in his 100th test. Will score 45 (100) with 4 gorgeous cover drives and then Embuldeniya will knock his stumps over and he'll pretend to be shocked 😳😳 and will nod his head in disappointmentAdvertisement
— shruti #100 (@Quick__Single) March 3, 2022
Virat Kohli scored five fours in his 45-run knock today
Kohli looked in fluent touch during his 45-run knock against the Sri Lankan cricket team. The right-handed batter smashed five fours before losing his stumps to the rising star of Sri Lanka, Lasith Embuldeniya.
The hope is still alive for a century in the 100th Test because the second innings of the Indian cricket team is left. It will be exciting to see if Kohli can end his drought of hundreds in this Test.