BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly congratulated ex-skipper Virat Kohli on completing 100 friendlies. He added that Kohli still has some time left in his career; therefore, he can achieve “major milestones.”
Sourav Ganguly congratulates Virat Kohli ahead of his 100th test: wish him well (Reuters Photo)
- Sourav Ganguly congratulates Virat Kohli before his 100th test
- Kohli will join the 100 Test club during India’s first game against Sri Lanka
- Kohli still has some time to reach bigger milestones: Ganguly
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly congratulated Virat Kohli on completing his 100th Test and said the star had achieved an exceptional achievement in taking part in 100 Tests in a country like India where everyone wants to become a cricketer.
Kohli has played 99 Test matches and will join the 100 Test club during India’s first Test match against Sri Lanka, which begins in Mohali on Friday. India takes on Sri Lanka in the first of 2 Test series in Mohali from Friday 4th March.
“It’s a major milestone in any cricketer’s career. Playing a hundred friendlies is what you dream of when you start playing for the country. It’s a great moment for Virat, it’s a great moment for Indian cricket. Personally, I was there and I realized how powerful and meaningful this is for every cricketer personally,” said Sourav Ganguly.
“Virat had a great trip. Starting 10-11 years ago and getting where he is today is an extraordinary achievement. On behalf of BCCI and also a former captain and player who has played 100+ friendlies, I wish him all the best,” added Ganguly.
He added that Kohli still has some time left in his career; therefore, he can achieve “major milestones.” Interestingly, the Mohali test match will also be Kohli’s first in seven years as a mere player rather than a leader.’
“He’s had a fantastic career and he still has some time to reach the bigger milestone and I hope he continues with that. Congratulations to him, his family, his coach and everyone involved in his cricket career.”