Virat Kohli will have a unique moment in India’s opening game of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai. On Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium, the Indian batter will take the field in his historic 100th T20 match. The fact that it is an India vs. Pakistan matchup makes it much more unique.
After Ross Taylor, he is the second player to reach a century of games across all formats. Prior to his historic game at the Dubai International Stadium, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Rohit Sharma, and his teammates gave the 33-year-old their congratulations. All have wished him luck for the 100th T20 game.
“I would like to congratulate my very good friend Virat Kohli on becoming the first Indian cricketer to play 100 matches across all formats. What an incredible achievement. We are all proud of you. And all the very best in the 100th T20 game, and we will be watching you,” de Villiers said on a Twitter video, which was posted by Star Sports’ official Twitter handle.
.@ABdeVilliers17 has a special message for his close friend @imVkohli ahead of his 100th T20I! ❤️— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 28, 2022
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Hear what Faf has to say to King Kohli before he takes the field on this milestone day!
A 𝐅𝐚𝐟-𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 message on this fantastic day for @imVkohli! 😍— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 28, 2022
Hear what @faf1307 has to say to #KingKohli before he takes the field on this milestone day!#BelieveInBlue #GreatestRivalry pic.twitter.com/se8aPlNtO9
“I congratulate Virat Kohli on the 100 T20I match milestone. It’s not easy to play 100 matches for India in all three formats. This is a massive achievement. Every time you see him come out with phenomenal energy all the time,” said Rohit Sharma.
“Congratulations to Virat Kohli for the 100 T20I match. I am sure this is just the beginning. He has a long, long way to go, looking at how fit and hungry he is. I am sure more records and runs are coming in the future,” said KL Rahul.
“Virat Kohli’s Bhai career is an inspiration for all. People think that if they can do something around their career, they have done a big thing in life,’ said Rishabh Pant.
“To play this amount of cricket is a big achievement. People will remember Virat Kohli’s record to play 100 matches in all three formats for the longest time because I don’t see this happening often,” said Hardik Pandya.