Talismanic batter Virat Kohli has achieved a new milestone in his glorious Test career as the former captain has walked out to play his 100th game in all whites against Sri Lanka in Mohali in the first Test match.
Before the match kickstarted, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has felicitated Virat Kohli as the former skipper completed 100 Test matches. Team India players and support staff members honored the star cricketer for his incredible achievement.
Bollywood actress and Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma was standing alongside him as he received the honor. Alongside Anushka, Virat Kohli’s mother Saroj Kohli and daughter Vamika Kohli, alongside his childhood coach, are also present at the venue to cheer for the legendary batter on his special day.
It was indeed a special and emotional moment for Kohli who has given his heart and soul to the format. The Indian head coach Rahul Dravid lavished massive praises on Kohli, while presenting him a special 100th Test cap.
“It’s well deserved, well earned, and hopefully it is just the start of mant things to come. As we say in the dressing room, double it up.” Dravid said.
While receiving the cap, Virat gave a beautiful speech, where he thanked his family, fans, and the BCCI for supporting him. He also shared a beautiful memory with the Indian head coach Rahul Dravid from his Under-15 days. Hailing him as his childhood hero, Virat revealed how he still has that picture with Dravid from his under-15 days. He said:
“Thanks, Rahul bhai, it’s a special moment for me,” Kohli says. “My wife is here with me, my brother is there in the stands. It’s a team game and the journey wouldn’t have been possible without you guys. Thanks to BCCI too. I couldn’t have received it from a better person, my childhood hero. I still have that picture with you from my U-15 days.”
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Here, check out the picture Virat was talking about in his speech: