India vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah has opened up on the momentous occasion of Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match. The fast right-arm bowler said it was a special feeling for any player to reach the feat of 100 Test matches and it would be a big day for former India captain Virat Kohli.
India’s fast bowler and vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah spoke about the next test match against Sri Lanka, which should be played from March 4 in Mohali and is also Virat Kohliof the Hundredth International Red Ball Cricket Match. Virat Kohli’s 100th test match is something the fans, as well as the media, have been buzzing about for some time. Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut under Virat Kohli in South Africa and since then there has been no turning back for the fast bowler from India.
During the virtual media interaction, Jasprit Bumrah when asked about Virat Kohli’s 100th test match said: “It’s always a special achievement for a player. You know it’s a testament to his work relentlessly, of his devotion”.
Jasprit Bumrah added much the same and said: “…(playing) 100 test matches for your country is a great occasion and he has contributed a lot to the success of the Indian team and will contribute a lot more in the future too”.
The fast right-arm bowler praised his former captain and said: “It’s another feather in his (Kohli’s) cap. I just wish him the best and congratulate him on his achievement.”
One of the media staff asked the pacer if he would offer anything to Virat Kohli in his 100th test to which he replied: “If the Indian team wins, then there is no better ( better) gift than that. But he (Kohli) as a cricketer would like to give his best. Whatever game we play, whether it’s his 100th test, yeah obviously, (c ‘ is) a great achievement and it’s a testament to his hard work, but India’s main focus is on the series.”
The vice-captain was also asked how he feels about playing without spectators at Mohali, “You see right now we’re in the mindset, where we’re focusing on what we can control. (If) the crowds come, it’s good for the energy, but it’s something we can’t control, we don’t have any power over it, we don’t decide the rules. So for us , what we can control is our energy, so we try to focus on that, and that’s the fundamental thing on everyone’s mind right now, is how we prepare. “
“We are in the best spirit, even if there are no crowds, so how can we keep that energy. And with that, obviously, as I said, it’s a big , big day, a big game for Virat Kohli”, concluded Jasprit Bumrah.
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