India vs South Africa: The 3-match Test series between India and South Africa are tied at 1-1. The regular captain of the Indian Test team, Virat Kohli, could not play due to injury in the second Test match.
Captain Virat ruled out of the second test match due to injury
The Indian team led by KL Rahul has lost the second test match against South Africa and with this defeat, the hosts have also leveled the series 1-1 in the 3-Test series. . In fact, Virat Kohli, the regular captain of the Indian Test team, ruled out of the second Test due to injury. In such a situation, in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul led the team in the second Test match, where India lost by 7 wickets.
Will Kohli be back in the last test match?
After this defeat, everyone now has only one question whether Kohli will return for the third and last Test against South Africa. The third Test to be play in Cape Town is the deciding factor for both the teams. After losing the second match, India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul said that Virat Kohli has started practicing in the nets and he will be given the decision of the Test series. Must fit for the match.
Rahul Dravid gave Kohli’s fitness update
Captain Kohli missed the second Test due to tightness in his upper back. Rahul said that Kohli is feeling better than before, has been practicing and running in the nets for the past few days. I think they should be fine.
After the match, the team’s head coach Rahul Dravid also gave an update on Kohli’s fitness. He said that Kohli looking fit and is practicing in the nets. Dravid said that he has not yet had a full discussion with the physio. But from what he is listening to and interacting with him, it seems that he is getting fit and should better in the next 4 days. If Kohli makes a comeback in the Cape Town Test, it means that Hanuma Vihari can sit on the bench.
Rahul said – expected good results
Man of the Match South Africa captain Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 96 off 188 balls with the help of 10 fours and made four important partnerships to take India away from success. KL Rahul, who is leading the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, said after the match that he expected a positive result from this match but South Africa showed a great game.
Elgar said – respect for bowlers increased
South Africa captain Dean Elgar praised his bowlers for taking 20 wickets. He said, ‘The basics of batting and bowling do not change. In the first Test match, we could not find the momentum. We had to face challenging conditions there as a batting unit. Indian bowlers were at their peak but my respect for the bowlers of my team has increased a lot. He showed a lot of passion.