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The first Test match between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Mohali from Friday. A day before the match, Team India captain Rohit Sharma congratulated Virat on his 100th Test in a press conference and said that the whole team will make it special.
Rohit said about Pujara Rahane’s future that his return is possible. It is not written anywhere that we will no longer think of both in future. Our eyes will be on them. Rohit also said that he does not think that he will ever be able to play 100 Tests for India.
Will make Kohli’s 100th Test special
Former India captain Virat Kohli will play his 100th test match in Mohali. Regarding his historic match, Rohit said, ‘It is really a big achievement. Kohli has done very well for Team India so far and has helped the team grow. He has changed many things. The whole team will make Virat’s 100th Test special.
Rohit likes this innings of Kohli
If we talk about the team, then the team India won the Test series in Australia in 2018 under Kohli’s captaincy was very special, but if I talk about the most special moment as a batsman of Virat Kohli, then in the year 2013 he won the Test series in South Africa. I had hit a century, that was a very special innings for me. Rohit further said, ‘Kohli and I had that first tour of South Africa. The African pitch had both bounce and pace. The team had bowlers like Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Philander and Kallis. Virat Kohli scored that century in front of him. Virat had scored a century in Perth in 2018 as well, but for me Virat Kohli’s century in 2013 is the most special.
Let us tell you that in 2013, Virat had scored 119 runs in the first innings against Africa at the Wanderers ground. In the second innings too, Kohli played a brilliant innings of 96 runs.
Credit goes to Virat for making a good team
This is going to be Rohit Sharma’s first Test series as captain. Regarding that, Rohit said- ‘To be honest, I just want to win the match. I want to take forward the team that we have. We are in a good position and have done well in the last 5 years. A lot of credit for this goes to Virat. Kohli led Team India to victory in the Test series for the first time in Australia. In my view, that was the best performance of Team India under the captaincy of Kohli.
Who will replace Pujara-Rahane
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been dropped from the team for the Test series. When Rohit was asked who will replace these two players in the playing XI, he said, “Whenever there is a change in the team, there is always a new beginning.” Whoever replaces Pujara and Rahane has done well in domestic cricket, India A and even playing for India. We have to support them now.
What will be the future of Rahane Pujara
Rohit further said, ‘It is not easy to fill the place of Pujara and Rahane. The hard work and great performance of both the players cannot be described in words. He has been a big hand in helping India win on foreign soil and making the team No. 1.