The 2nd Test will also be the occasion of the 100th-ever Test match between India and West Indies.
The upcoming second Test against West Indies promises to be a momentous occasion as it marks a landmark achievement for one of cricket's greatest legends, Virat Kohli.
The former India skipper is gearing up to represent his country for the 500th time in his illustrious career. In fact, Kohli’s 500th international cap comes on the occasion of the 100th-ever Test match between India and the West Indies
Kohli's remarkable feat places him in an elite league, becoming only the fourth Indian and the tenth player overall to achieve the remarkable milestone of 500 international caps.
In this exclusive club, he joins the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who leads the record with an awe-inspiring 664 appearances, as well as his former captain MS Dhoni (538) and the current Indian cricket team coach Rahul Dravid (509).
While illustrious all-rounders like Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Jacques Kallis also feature in the top 10 list, Kohli's prolific numbers across all three formats place him at the pinnacle of the game.
His performances have been nothing short of exceptional across Test, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and T20 Internationals (T20Is).
He has registered an astounding 75 centuries in total. This puts him in second place, surpassing Ricky Ponting's 71 centuries but still trailing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's monumental record of 100 centuries.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the historic Test match, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli as he prepares to etch his name in the annals of cricket history with this extraordinary milestone. Fans have already begun flooding social media congratulating the 'King' of Indian cricket.
His dedication, skill, and determination have made him an inspiration for cricket fans around the world, and his 500th appearance is a testament to his enduring legacy in the sport.
Once he takes to the field at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, he will also become the only player with an average north of 50 across all formats.
He also has over 100 appearances in all three formats as he famously became only the second man, after Kiwi Ross Taylor, to achieve this feat in his 100th T20I last August, in the Asia Cup encounter against Pakistan.