Star Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is all set to play his 100th Test when Team India will face Sri Lanka in the upcoming first Test of the two-match series. Although, many Kohli fans are upset with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s decision to conduct Kohli’s 100th Test for India behind closed doors at PCA Stadium in Mohali.
Notably, the apex Indian board and the Punjab Cricket Association have decided to not have any crowd for the game due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Indian vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah has shared his reaction over the whole development stating the team is not thinking about the crowd factor as they are focused on winning the game. Bumrah reckoned it would be a big day for Kohli, but deciding whether the crowd should come or not is not in their hands.
“Right now, we’re focussed on what we can control. Of course, if there’s a crowd, it’s great since they bring energy. It’s a big match for Virat Kohli, obviously, but that’s something which is out of our control. We don’t decide the rules,” said Bumrah as quoted by WION.
Not to mention that Kohli will become the 11th Indian player after legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev, among others, to reach the milestone of 100 Test matches for India. Bumrah lauded the former Indian skipper for the brilliant milestone, mentioning it’s another feather to the illustrious cap of Kohli.
“It is always a special achievement for a player to play 100 Tests. Virat has contributed a lot to this team and will continue to do so. It is another feather on his cap, and I would like to congratulate Kohli. It is a testimony of his hard work,” added Bumrah.