Due to back pain, Virat Kohli did not make the playing XI in the Johannesburg Test, but he has begun preparations to return to the team for the third Test match. The Indian Test captain was seen practising batting with head coach Rahul Dravid on the third day of the second Test. Dravid was seen practising a throw down to Virat before the start of the third day’s play.
Kohli was spotted hitting the ball with a light bat. He was seen doing some stretching and warming up before batting on the throw-down balls.
Due to back stiffness, the Johannesburg Test was cancelled.
Virat Kohli was unable to participate in the second test due to back stiffness. Virat’s exit from this match was announced just a few minutes before the toss. Rahul took his place for the toss. Kohli has been ruled out of the test due to stiffness in his upper back, according to Rahul.
For the past two years, I’ve been waiting for the century.
In the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh in 2019, Virat Kohli scored his last century. Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century in international cricket since then. For the past 60 innings, the Indian Test captain has failed to score a century in international cricket.
Virat Kohli was given a chance to bat in the first Test in Centurion, but he was unable to put together a big innings. Kohli scored 35 runs in the first innings off 94 balls and 18 runs off 32 balls in the second. Like. Kohli will be desperate to play a big innings in the third match against Africa.
Third Test from January 11
The third and final Test match between India and South Africa will take place at Newlands in Cape Town beginning January 11. Virat Kohli has only played one Test match at this venue, scoring 33 runs at a 16.50 average. Virat Kohli scored 5 runs in the first innings of the Cape Town Test and 28 runs in the second innings during the 2018 African tour.