? ???? ?? ???????? for Virat Kohli! Former India captain and batting maestro Virat Kohli, who is playing his 100th Test match, received a ‘Guard of Honour’ from his Indian teammates on Day 2 of India vs Sri Lanka first Test at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. It was a beautiful gesture from the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team to celebrate the special occasion of Kohli’s career.
The incident took place just before the start of the third session on Day 2 of the ongoing game. The Indian players lined up and clapped as Virat stepped onto the field.
Virat stepped onto the field, waved with his right hand, and made his way into the middle with a big smile on his face. The happiness on Virat Kohli’s face said it all. The video of the heart-touching gesture was shared by the official Twitter account of the BCCI.
Here, watch the video:
The smile on @imVkohli‘s face says it all.#TeamIndia give him a Guard of Honour on his landmark Test.#VK100 @Paytm #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/Nwn8ReLNUV
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2022
Kohli was left surprised and didn’t expect the same as he had already stepped onto the field before his teammates. This led to skipper Rohit Sharma sending him back and asking him to enter the field again so that he can be given the Guard of Honour.
Here, watch the video:
Rohit Sharma convincing Virat Kohli to enter the field again so he can be given Guard of Honour. Thier bond is just amazing. pic.twitter.com/xXA0mrmFjw
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 5, 2022
Later, Virat also acknowledged the beautiful gesture from the skipper.
Virat Kohli acknowledge Rohit Sharma for his nice gesture, as team India given guard of honour to Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/BdENx02H8J
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Virat is only the 12th Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sourav Ganguly, Ishant Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and Harbhajan Singh to get the honor of representing the Indian cricket team for 100 Test matches or more times.
Earlier, Virat Kohli scored 45 runs in the first innings of the ongoing Test match. He was dismissed by Lasith Embuldeniya. The Indian cricket team posted a whopping target of 574 runs/8d, riding on the stellar performance of Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 175* runs, and Rishabh Pant, who scored 99 runs. Ashwin also scored a crucial 61 runs. Along with Jadeja, Mohammed Shami also remained unbeaten on 20.