IND vs SL: The BCCI has authorized a 50% crowd capacity for Virat Kohli’s 100th Test. Virat has 7962 runs at an average of 50.4 in 99 Tests.
Kohli will play the 100th Test of his brilliant international career. Fortunately, 50% of the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali will be able to witness his batting. Virat hasn’t scored a century in international cricket in 3 years, and his numbers in Tests have been particularly low. Since his Test debut in 2011, the 33-year-old has accumulated 7962 runs at an average of 50.4.
Kohli rest for the recent T20I series against Sri Lanka, and despite getting starts, he hasn’t put up big numbers. His 5th stump line weakness has returned, but few players can comeback like him. He will be looking to end his century drought in the upcoming series.
Meanwhile, the Mohali Test will be played behind closed doors, as previously reported. However, recent developments indicate that 50% of spectators will be able to fill the seats. Meanwhile, Kohli step down as Test captain following the South Africa tour and replace by Rohit Sharma as a pure batter. With 40 wins in 68 Tests, he is India’s most successful Test captain. When Sri Lanka last visited India, the right-hander had a fantastic series, smacking back-to-back double centuries in consecutive Tests.
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Virat Kohli’s 100th Test fans will be present: PCA Treasurer
The PCA treasurer, RP Singla, confirmed that the BCCI has permitted a 50% attendance for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka. For this series, India has bypassed Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha in favor of the bench players.
“We got the communication from BCCI about the allowing of fans at 50% capacity for the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka at Mohali starting March 4. So far, we will allow online sale of tickets from Wednesday onwards as it becomes crowded at the ticket counters at the stadium. Fans will be there to watch Virat Kohli play his 100th Test match and PCA will ensure that all Covid-19 protocols are followed,” RP Singla was quoted as saying by Timesnownews.com