IND vs SL: Virat Kohli Is 38 Runs Away From Joining India’s Elite List. On Friday, Virat Kohli will become the 12th Indian to play 100 Test matches, and the former India captain has the opportunity to make the occasion even more memorable.
The first Test between IND and SL, which begins on March 4 in Mohali, will be a special occasion for Virat Kohli. On Friday, the former India captain will become only the 12th Indian to play 100 Test matches. The right-hander, who is currently regarded as one of the best batters in the game, has a chance to make the occasion even more memorable.
Kohli is only 38 runs away from completing 8000 runs in the game’s longest format. He is set to become only the 6th Indian to join the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman on an elite list that includes Sachin Tendulkar.
Virat Kohli is on the verge of joining India’s Elite List.
If Kohli manages to score the required 38 runs in India’s first innings, he will become the country’s fifth fastest to reach the milestone, trailing Sachin Tendulkar (154 innings), Rahul Dravid (158 innings), Virender Sehwag (160 innings), and Sunil Gavaskar (166 innings). Kohli has so far batted in 168 innings.
The prolific right-hander, on the other hand, is in desperate need of runs. His red-ball returns in the last couple of years have been the worst of his relatively long career. His most recent international century came against Bangladesh in November of this year.
Kohli has scored 208 runs at an average of 26.00 in the last five Tests at home in 2021, the lowest total in any calendar year at home. In eight innings, he has been out three times for a duck. In 2021, a spinner will be responsible for 75% of his dismissals (6/8). Off spinners and left arm spinners each had three.
Kohli should be encouraged by his performance against Sri Lanka during their last Test series in India in 2017. He had 610 runs in three Tests, including two consecutive double tons (213 at Nagpur and 243 at Delhi). He also had three consecutive tons against Sri Lanka.