Virat Kohli will become the 12th Indian cricketer to achieve the iconic mark of playing 100 Tests for team India. The Mohali Test against Sri Lanka on March 4 will be Virat’s 100 Test game for the country.
VVS Laxman shares a special message for Virat, congratulating him on his success, and also believes Virat will score a century in his 100th Test.
“That is what I am expecting from you,” says VVS Laxman, in hope of Virat scoring a fantastic 100 tomorrow (March 4).
Recalling Virat’s test debut against the West Indies in 2011, Laxman expressed his happiness on Virat’s milestone achievement.
“To represent India at the highest level is a matter of great pride for any cricketer, but to do that for 100 Tests is indeed an incredible achievement. Congratulations Virat, on a very very special achievement and I’m sure you will be mighty pleased and proud with the way you have played this great game,” Laxman said in a video posted by the BCCI.
“I still remember your Test debut in 2011 against West Indies. What really stood out for me was your zeal, your mindset to always learn and improve. For me, that is the reason you have achieved so much of success in all the three formats.
“We, as cricketers, know that Test match cricket is the ultimate format because it tests you in every possible way. It is great to see that you have not only fulfilled your expectations but you have fulfilled the expectations of billions of Indians. The intensity, pride and passion with which you’ve played your game has been infectious. You have inspired not only the Indian cricketers but the cricketers over the world.”
“Make this 100th Test memorable. I have no doubt that you will go out and have fun, express yourselves, and you will probably get a hundred! Not many Indians have got a hundred in their 100th Test match and that’s what I’m probably expecting from you. I’ve got no doubt that you will continue to get laurels for the country and inspire a lot of young Indians. You will continue to make us proud,” VVS concluded.