Rahul Dravid Hails Virat Kohli Ahead Of 500th International Game And Says He Is An Inspiration For Many

Virat Kohli 500th International Match: Former Indian team captain Virat Kohli will achieve another special milestone in his career in the second Test match against the West Indies. When Kohli will play on the field, it will be the 500th international match of his career. He will become the fourth player from India to achieve this feat. On this special occasion, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid praised Kohli and said that it is the result of his hard work, due to which he has been able to reach here.

In the press conference held before the second Test match against West Indies, Rahul Dravid praised Kohli and said that I did not know that this is his 500th match, I am not good in terms of numbers. It is very good to hear and he is nothing less than an inspiration for all the players, be it the players in the team or those who want to make their future in this game in the country.

Rahul Dravid further said that Virat Kohli’s numbers and records tell everything about him. Only I can understand the hard work that Kohli puts in constantly behind the scenes. For this reason, today he has been able to reach the 500th match. You don’t get it easily. You have to work hard continuously for this. It has been wonderful to watch his journey so far. When I used to play and he came into the team, he was a young player. I got a chance to know him personally in the last 18 months. It was pretty cool. I also learned a lot from Kohli.

Kohli will become the 10th player of world cricket

Virat Kohli will become the 10th player in world cricket to have a record of playing 500 or more international matches. Apart from this, in 499 international matches played so far, Virat has scored a total of 25461 runs at an average of 53.48, in which he also has 75 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Jacques Kallis and Rahul Dravid are among the players who have played 500 matches so far.

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