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Rohit Sharma picks his favorite Virat Kohli knock ahead of his 100th Test

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Only a few hours are left in the start of Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match against Sri Lanka in Mohali. In the 99 Tests Kohli played since 2011, he has struck 27 hundreds and 28 fifties. Notably, the 27 hundreds have come from 2012 to 2019. Since then, the right-hander has come close to hitting a hundred on a few occasions but failed to reach the landmark.

In this period, India has won the Test series against Australia after a lot of difficulties. They are currently leading the unfinished five-match Test series against England by 2-1 and have lost against South Africa. Meanwhile, Sharma has picked his favorite innings of Kohli, which is his first Test century in South Africa in 2013 at the Wanderers against the likes of Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn.

“As a team, the favourite memory is the series which we won in Australia in 2018. It was a great series and Virat was the captain. As an individual, my best memory of him is his Test hundred against South Africa in 2013. The pitch we were batting on was very challenging; it had a lot of bounce and a lot of us were playing a Test in South Africa for the first time,” Rohit said on the eve of Kohli’s 100th and the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali.

“To then face Steyn, Morkel, Philander and Kallis… it was never going to be easy but the way Virat batted in that match, scoring hundred in the first innings and 90 odd in the second was sensational. It was one of his best knocks. He made a hundred in Perth in 2018 too but I think the one in South Africa beats that,” the current Indian skipper added.

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