Watch: Rohit Sharma plans special guard of honour for Virat Kohli in his 100th Test
Virat Kohli is currently playing his 100th Test match at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Rohit Sharma, India’s new captain, along with other team members had a special gesture planned for the veteran cricketer. The team gave him a guard of honour as he walked out to the field.
Virat Kohli was caught off-guard as he entered the field in India’s bowling innings in the match against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma asked him to go back, and then his teammates lined up to give him a guard of honour. Virat Kohli also thanked Rohit Sharma for this gesture.
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Meanwhile, there have been many rumours of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli having a rift. The two have denied any such allegations on numerous occasions. The two have proved time and again that they enjoy playing with one another and these small gestures add to the proof.
Earlier in the match, Rohit was also seen disappointed when Kohli returned to the dressing room after getting out on 45. It was expected that he will break his century drought and score his 71st century in his 100th match. However, that was not the case in the first innings as he was cleaned up by Lasith Embuldeniya.
His had a crucial partnership with Hanuma Vihari as they added important 90 runs on the board, and the two batted well for the 3rd wicket partnership to score a few good drives. Kohli will be more confident in the next innings of the game.
In the end, India was able to put a total of 574 on the board in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja scored 175 runs and half-centuries from Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant and Vihari helped India reach this huge total in the first innings.