Fans Slammed The BCCI For Not Honouring Virat Kohli’s 100th Test: The much-awaited 1st Test match between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali starting March 4 will is going to be without the spectators behind the closed doors. Incidentally, the 1st Test match will also be legendary Virat Kohli’s landmark 100th Test.
“First test between India and Sri Lanka will be played behind closed door with no spectator allowed,” said Punjab Cricket Association CEO Deepak Sharma to ANI.
Virat Kohli will become the 11th Indian player to play 100 Tests match. He will join an elite list topped by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar (200) and current India head coach Rahul Dravid (163) among others.
Initially, Virat was supposed to play his 100th Test match in Cape Town last month during India’s tour of South Africa. However, he missed the second Test match of the series, in Johannesburg.
His 100th Test match was supposed to be more special as it was to be played in M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangaluru, the city for which he plays in the IPL, but a change in schedule resulted in Mohali being the venue for Kohli’s milestone game for India.
Meanwhile, fans on social media are slamming the BCCI for not honoring Virat Kohli’s massive achievement. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) February 26, 2022
It’s a pity Virat Kohli’s 100th Test won’t have any crowd to cheer one of his biggest cricketing days. Maybe some percentage should have been let in during the Tests @BCCI
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 26, 2022
Playing 100 Test matches for your country is a big thing. A special and rare achievement for a player. Kohli deserves all the hype around him when he plays his 100th Test in Mohali, if not 100%, allow 50% or 75% crowd.
No vacant stadium please @PunjabGovtIndia
— Shivani Shukla ? (@iShivani_Shukla) February 26, 2022
Virat Kohli's 100th Test match in Mohali likely to be played without the crowd. !
— ??????? ???????? (@SaurabhTripathS) February 26, 2022
They've absolutely killed his 100th test match too.
This is how you respect one of your greatest ever batter and captain in the format. https://t.co/4qbne0KVw9
— AV (@RangnickTime) February 26, 2022
Ganduly and Jay Shah plan
Kohli loves playing in front of crowd. These MFs spoiling his 100th test.
— Sai Krishna? (@SaiKingkohli) February 26, 2022
My captain going to play his 100th test match against SL in Mohali where he gives us the best-run chase of t20 cricket in the last decade against Australia 82*(51)#ViratKohli? @imVkohli #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/dzQbSbq2Fe
— Dipin Sachdeva (@SachdevaDipin) February 26, 2022
— Arafat Lone (@imarafaat) February 26, 2022
India is scheduled to play the first of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka in Mohali and the second Test match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Also, Virat will be playing his 100th Test match under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who will be leading the Indian cricket team for the first time in the longest format of the game.