‘I will not get married until Virat scores his 71st’ – Fan’s placard in stadium during INDvsSL 1st Test grabs attention
Virat Kohli has not scored an international century since November 2019.
For more than two years, batting legend Virat Kohli has not been able to score an international century. In fact, Kohli’s previous century came in the year 2019, when he scored a classy 136 against the Bangladesh side at Eden Gardens.
The 33-year-old appeared in his 100th Test match for the Indian side against Sri Lanka, scored 45, and was dismissed by Lasith Embuldeniya in the first innings.
And now, a placard held by a fan in the stadium has grabbed a lot of attention. The fan stated that he will not get married until Kohli scores his 71st international century.
You can see the placard held by the fan below
See the promise of Virat Kohli's Fans from himself. They want Virat Kohli to score his 71st Century very soon. This is Today's pic from Mohali Stadium. pic.twitter.com/ksV6bluucr
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 5, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja’s classy 175 helps India pile up 574/8
Left-handed batter Ravindra Jadeja played a stunning knock in the first innings of the 1st Test match against the Sri Lankan side. The 33-year-old scored a superb 175* off 228 deliveries to help India pile up a mammoth total of 574/8 on the board.
Apart from Jadeja, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant also contributed a murderous 96 at a strike rate of close to 100. Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari also chipped in with half-centuries as well.
In reply, the Sri Lankan scorecard reads 108/4 after 43 overs. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne scored a patient 28 at the top of the order for the Sri Lankan side, while Pathum Nissanka is still out there in the middle, having scored a 75-ball 26*. Ravichandran Ashwin scalped 2 wickets with the ball for the Indian side, while Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja scalped a wicket each.
Coming back to Kohli, in spite of his century drought, the right-handed batting legend still stands 3rd in the list of batters with the most centuries in international cricket with 70 tons to his name. Sachin Tendulkar (100 centuries) and Ricky Ponting (71 centuries) are ahead of Kohli in the list.