The ongoing first Test between India and Sri Lanka at PCA Stadium in Mohali is a special match for former Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he is playing his 100th Test. He is the 12th Indian and 71st player overall to feature in 100 Test matches in the red-ball format.
As the star cricketer added another feather to his illustrious cap, the cricket fraternity didn’t miss the opportunity to express good wishes to Kohli on reaching such a big milestone.
Senior Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan took to his official Twitter account and wrote: “Congratulations bro Test matches! What an amazing achievement and an incredible journey, @imVkohli.”
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 4, 2022
Former India batter Suresh Raina extended his wishes to Kohli on a special day.
“Best wishes to @imVkohli for his 100th test match & many congratulations on achieving a new milestone #100thTestForKingKohli”, Raina wrote on Twitter.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 4, 2022
Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan congratulated the Delhi-born and reckoned that Kohli always prioritize the longest format, and that’s one of the reasons why Test cricket is going strong.
“100 Test matches for @imVkohli A tremendous achievement. Always prioritized the longest format of the game, one of the reasons why Test cricket is still going strong. Long way to go #ViratKohli100thTest,” tweeted Pathan.
100 Test matches for @imVkohli. A tremendous achievement. Always prioritized the longest format of the game, one of the reasons why Test cricket is still going strong. Long way to go #ViratKohli100thTest https://t.co/M6SjRdflu7
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) March 4, 2022
BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to Twitter and wrote: “His journey has been a union of emotion, passion, dedication and determination. To the man who redefined Test cricket and infused it with fresh life, congratulations @imVkohli on this landmark Test. Let’s come together and celebrate #VK100.”
His journey has been a union of emotion, passion, dedication and determination. To the man who redefined Test cricket and infused it with fresh life, congratulations @imVkohli on this landmark Test. Let’s come together and celebrate #VK100
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) March 4, 2022
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer termed Kohli as the heart of Test cricket while congratulating the Delhi-born superstar.
“Virat Kohli is the heart of Test Cricket. As long as he’s playing, the heart will be beating strong. Congratulations on your 100th @imVkohli and best wishes for many, many more #INDvSL,” tweeted Jaffer.
Virat Kohli is the heart of Test Cricket. As long as he’s playing the heart will be beating strong. Congratulations on your 100th @imVkohli and best wishes for many many more 🤗 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/vyKOU00W61
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 3, 2022
Here is how others reacted:
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2022
Test cricket was limping & that’s when it found a magical physio in Virat Kohli. He came, He conquered & He made everyone love test cricket all over again! Congratulations @imVkohli on your remarkable achievement.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 3, 2022
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) March 4, 2022
A momentous 💯
Many congratulations, Virat Kohli! ♥️
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) March 4, 2022
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 3, 2022
Gonna ask the Match referee to let me watch the game in between breaks xd
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) March 4, 2022
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) March 4, 2022
Keep entertaining champion! Good luck https://t.co/TwFlU5MXlX
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 3, 2022
Congratulations @imVkohli on reaching the milestone of 100 Test matches for India, it is a massive achievement. Having seen your passion towards the game since our U19 days, I am not surprised at how far you have come. Wishing you the best always!
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) March 4, 2022
Nice to see Rahul Dravid present Virat Kohli with a commemorative 100th test cap. Played 100 tests himself but also in Kohli’s debut test.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 4, 2022
Kohli-ty personified. 🔥
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 4, 2022
Test cricket is an ultimate format of cricket. In this T20 generation you have added more to the charm of test cricket with your aggression, dedication, passion & fitness. Congratulations & best wishes on your 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th test match @imVkohli Go well. #VK100 #INDvSL #TeamIndia @BCCI
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 4, 2022
One among the ….ℕ… 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 4, 2022
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) March 4, 2022
👑 for a reason 👊🏼
Congratulations on the most special ton, @imVkohli 💙
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 4, 2022
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 3, 2022
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