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Virat Kohli 100th Test: Fans to be allowed for India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at Mohali

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly told that there will be no restriction on Virat Kohli‘s 100th Test match. The BCCI has asked the associations to open on the basis of government instructions. This means fans will be allowed for India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test is to be played in Mohali on March 4.

Mohali Test in Punjab Cricket Association will be crowded as per government rules. The BCCI chief said that he has spoken to PCA president Rajinder Gupta and there will be no restriction.

Fans watching the historic moment of India vs Sri Lanka playing 100th Test: Jay Shah

BCCI secretary Jay Shah also confirmed that the first Test between India and Sri Lanka to be played at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali will not take place behind closed doors. He said that he has spoken to the PCA office bearers and they have confirmed that cricket fans will be able to witness the historic moment of Virat Kohli playing his 100th Test match.

The decision to allow spectators into the cricket ground is taken by the state cricket associations and in the present circumstances and is based on various factors as per the BCCI secretary.

India recently started West Indies behind closed doors. However, the current drop in COVID-19 cases has allowed hosting associations to allow crowdfunding. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that based on the advice of the state health authorities, fans have been allowed to watch the games in Kolkata and Dharamsala. The day before the Lucknow T20I match was played without a crowd due to voting.

shah said“I am really looking forward to Virat Kohli’s 100th Test and wish our champion cricketer the best. It is an opportunity for our fans to savor it. He continues to represent the country in many more matches to come.”

Virat Kohli 100th Test Match

Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test match against Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who will lead India in Test matches for the first time.

India has to play the first match of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at the Mohali Cricket Stadium.

The second Test will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli Test Stats

Test debut- India vs West Indies on June 20, 2011

Test century- 27

test run- 7962

Competition

Test

Matchbox99
scored runs7,962
batting average50.39
100s/50s27/28
top score254,
catch / stumping100/-

List of Indian Cricketers who played 100 Tests

Only 11 Indian cricketers have played 100 Tests or more, with Sachin Tendulkar at the top with 200 Test matches, followed by Rahul Dravid who has played 163 Test matches and VVS Laxman who has played 134 Test matches.

The only active player in the list of Indian cricketers who have played 100 Tests is Ishant Sharma who has played 105 Test matches.

Cricketer

Test Match

Sachin Tendulkar200
Rahul Dravid163
VVS Laxman134
Anil Kumble132
Kapil Dev131
Sunil Gavaskar125
Dilip Vengsarkar116
Sourav Ganguly113
Ishant Sharma105
Harbhajan Singh103
Virender Sehwag103

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