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Virat Kohli 100th Test: VVS Laxman pays SPECIAL TRIBUTE to Kohli, backs him to hit century and achieve IMPOSSIBLE record

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Virat Kohli 100th Test: Laxman pays special tribute- Former India cricketer and current NCA head VVS Laxman paid special tribute to Virat Kohli in a video released by the BCCI. He backed run-machine Virat Kohli to hit a century and achieve the IMPOSSIBLE Indian record of hitting a century in the 100th Test. Follow Ind vs SL LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

Virat Kohli 100th Test: VVS Laxman pays SPECIAL TRIBUTE to Kohli, backs him to hit century and achieve IMPOSSIBLE record

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“I am sure your journey has been very memorable but make this 100th Test match more memorable and I have no doubt that you’ll go out and have fun. Go out and express yourself and you’ll probably get a hundred because not many Indians have done that in their 100th Test match. That’s what I am always expected of you and I have got no doubt that you will continue to get a lot of laurels for the country and continue to inspire a lot of young Indians and also continue to make all of us proud,” VVS Laxman said.

“To represent India at the highest level is a matter of great pride for any cricketer. But to do that for 100 test matches is indeed an incredible achievement. Congratulations Virat on this very very special achievement and I am sure you might be pretty pleased and proud of the way you played this game,” he added.

  • The right-handed batter had made his debut in the longest format way back in 2011 against West Indies and 11 years later, he has come a long way.
  • 27 Test centuries later in the longest format, the batter knows how to score big and shut out the outside noise to perform better
  • He had last scored a century in international cricket in 2019 against Bangladesh and since then, the entire nation is waiting eagerly for the batter to register his 71st ton.
  • One can just hope he registers the milestone in his 100th Test and if it does happen, it would mean that the stars truly aligned for a once in a generation batter.

Virat Kohli is all set to achieve these 3 big records in his 100th Test

  • Needs 38 more runs to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket
  • Can equal Ricky Ponting’s record with his 71st international century
  • Set to join Sachin Tendulkar on the elite list- 100 or more Tests

Venue for 100th Test for Indians

  1. Sunil Gavaskar,1984(Lahore)
  2. Dilip Vengsarkar,1988(Mumbai)
  3. Kapil Dev,1989(Karachi)
  4. Sachin Tendulkar,2002(Oval)
  5. Anil Kumble,2005(A’bad)
  6. Rahul Dravid,2006(VCA)
  7. Sourav Ganguly,2007(MCG)
  8. VVS Laxman,2008(Nagpur)
  9. Virender Sehwag,2012(Mumbai)
  10. Harbhajan Singh,2013(Chennai)
  11. Ishant Sharma,2021(A’bad)
  12. Kohli,2022(Mohali)*

“I still remember your Test debut in 2011 in West Indies and what really stood out to me straightway was your zeal, mindset to always learn and improve. And probably that’s the reason for me why you have achieved so much success in all three formats but we as cricketers know that Test match cricket is the ultimate format because it Tests you. It Tests a cricketer in every possible way,” Laxman further stated.

“The intensity, the passion and pride with which you played your game has been infectious. You have inspired not only the Indian cricketers but cricketers’ world over. Also, what I admire about your journey as a Test cricketer because as a leader you have given importance to Test match cricket because we know its going to be a challenging time to safeguard and protect Test match cricket because younger generation of cricketers want to play T20 cricket,” he concluded.

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