Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli rested from the second Test against South Africa (South Africa vs India Test Match, Johannesburg, 2022) in Johannesburg due to back problem. fell. He could not take part in it. Yes, Captain Kohli was seen taking training on Wednesday to recover.
This is definitely a good sign for Team India. On Wednesday, Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the Indian team, was practicing throw-down. Before this, he also did some stretching while warming up.
During this, Virat Kohli also took the face of the rest of the bowlers of his team. He also spoke with his team’s star bowler Shardul Thakur, who took 7 wickets in South Africa’s first innings batting in the second match.
Significantly, on Monday, BCCI had said about the condition of captain Virag Kohli, that Virat Kohli has a stiffness in his back. Because of this, he will not play in the second test match against South Africa. The medical team of BCCI is monitoring him.
The history of international Test cricket shows that if Virat Kohli had played a Test match in the second match of this series at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg, it would have been the 99th Test match of his Test career. And, as soon as he played the third match in this tour of South Africa, he would have completed the figure of 100 Test matches. If captain Virat Kohli plays the third match against South Africa, then on 25 February against the visiting Sri Lankan team (Sri Lanka vs India Test Series, 2022) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, he will complete the century of Test matches.
Talking about the condition of Team India at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg, by the third session of the third day of the match, the condition of the Indian team was starting to deteriorate. Because, in the fourth innings of this match, in the batting of South Africa, the batsmen of that team washed the bowlers of India fiercely. India set a target of 240 runs for South Africa to win. South Africa have enough time now and have 8 wickets in hand.
By the end of the third day, South Africa had scored 118 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Now he has to score only 122 runs to win. The way the top order batsmen of South Africa team have scored runs, it can be clearly said that it is proving to be a big challenge for Team India to save this match from defeat.