Virat Kohli reacts funnily: The Indian captain was seen signalling thumbs up signs to the South African fielders for gifting him a boundary.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Pune, South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s wayward throw saw him gifting India captain Virat Kohli his first boundary of the innings.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 66th over when Kohli tapped a Keshav Maharaj delivery towards the point region to run for a quick single. In a bid to run-out India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane at the striker’s end, Rabada unleashed a flat throw.
However, with Rabada’s throw being out of South Africa wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock’s reach, the ball ended up running for a four throw the square leg boundary. Other than Aiden Markram at short-leg, South Africa didn’t have any other fielder at the given position to stop the boundary.
Kohli, who came in to bat at No. 4 in the 52nd over, hadn’t scored any boundary in the 47 deliveries that he faced. Having received one easy boundary, Kohli was seen showing thumbs up to the South African fielders.
After Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, India posted 273/3 in 85.1 overs before bad light stopped play on Day 1. Having scored a double century in the first Test, opening batsman Mayank Agarwal followed it up with another century. Before getting out in the 61st over, Agarwal scored 108 (195) with the help of 16 fours and two sixes.
Apart from Agarwal, Kohli (63*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (58) also contributed with individual half-centuries. With Kohli and Rahane batting in the middle, the Indian team management would be hoping for the duo to score a formidable total tomorrow.
Virat Kohli reacts funnily to Kagiso Rabada’s throw:
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