Updated January 1st, 2024 at 21:24 IST
Virat Kohli hits a massive six off a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery ahead of 2nd SA Test- WATCH
Ahead of the start of the 2nd India vs South Africa Test, Virat Kohli was seen having a go at an Ashwin delivery during a practice session.
Virat Kohli once again emerged as the lone warrior during a horrific debacle of Team India. In the 1st Test against South Africa at Centurion, Team India had a huge task of recovering from a whopping trail of 163 runs, but the unit faltered by 32 runs and as a consequence, India suffered its worst-ever defeat in Tests in Rainbow Nation.
3 things you need to know
- India lost the first Test by an innings and 32 runs
- KL Rahul scored a century for India in 1st innings
- India are yet to win a Test series in South Africa
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Virat Kohli hits a massive six off Ravichandran Ashwin
Following an innings and 32-run defeat, the best possible outcome left for the Rohit Sharma-led side is drawing level with the proteas. The second Test is scheduled to start on January 3, 2024, and for that, the preparations are in full swing. Some visuals have come out from the net session where Virat Kohli could be seen batting. King Kohli, who has had a fabulous 2023 would look to keep the flow open in 2024, and signs are certainly there as he looked in ferocious touch during practice.
While Kohli is known to play more grounded shots, when it comes to practice he did not shy away from going down the track and strike a massive six off his long-time teammate Ravichandran Ashwin's delivery. Here's what transpired during the practice session.
India vs South Africa 2nd Test preview
Though India entered the series with the task of ending the long string of not winning a Test series in South Africa and following the defeat in Centurion the wait has only been prolonged. However, there is still a lot left to gain and if India find success in evading the defeat in the series, then it will become only the second side after MS Dhoni's 2010/11 squad to come back to India with a tied result. The second Test will begin from January 3, 2024, at Newlands Cricket Ground
Published January 1st, 2024 at 21:24 IST