World cricket stalwart Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test, starting from March 4 in Mohali. Kohli made his debut in Tests in 2011 on the tour of the West Indies. He had a rough series as he could only muster 76 runs in three games averaging 15.20 with one duck. Subsequently, the right-hander was dropped from the Test series against England. A few months later, he made his comeback on an Australia tour.
In the fourth Test, he announced himself with his maiden Test against the rampant Aussie side. Since then, he didn’t look back and went on established himself in the longest format after already establishing himself in the limited-overs setup. Meanwhile, current India skipper Rohit Sharma has picked his favorite Virat Kohli innings’ which was against South Africa where Kohli scored 119 in the first and 96 in the second innings.
Sharma added that as a team, his favorite memory alongside Virat Kohli is winning the first-ever Test series in Australia. In both scenarios, Sharma and Kohli played with each other.
“As a team, the favourite memory is the series which we won in Australia in 2018. It was a great series and Virat was the captain. As an individual, my best memory of him is his Test hundred against South Africa in 2013. The pitch we were batting on was very challenging; it had a lot of bounce and a lot of us were playing a Test in South Africa for the first time,” Rohit said in a press conference.
“To then face Steyn, Morkel, Philander and Kallis… it was never going to be easy but the way Virat batted in that match, scoring hundred in the first innings and 90 odd in the second was sensational. It was one of his best knocks. He made a hundred in Perth in 2018 too but I think the one in South Africa beats that.”