IND vs SA 3rd Test: Former cricketer-turned-commentator Gautam Gambhir has praised Indian Test captain Virat Kohli. In the third Test against South Africa being played in Cape Town, Virat Kohli played an excellent innings of 79 runs in the first innings. During his half-century, he hit 12 fours and a six. Batting first after winning the toss, India made a score of 223 runs.
Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir heaped praise on King Kohli and said that the Indian captain kept his ego in the side and batted brilliantly for the team. Coming to bat at number four, Kohli batted with full discipline and faced more than 200 deliveries. The wicket was falling continuously from the other end, but Virat did not lose his patience and played an important innings for the team.
Gautam Gambhir admires Virat Kohli’s batting
When asked about Kohli’s performance, Gambhir said that the Delhi batsman put his ego aside and dropped too many deliveries outside the off-stump, something that Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour also exposed after the match. .
On Star Sports, Gambhir said, “Virat has said many times that when you go to England, you should leave your ego in India. Virat Kohli left his ego in the kit bag today, and this knock reminds me of his hugely successful tour of England, where he did the exact same thing and scored tons of runs. He didn’t try to dominate the bowlers with every ball.
Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathor also lauded the Indian captain, saying that the way Virat Kohli treated the South African bowlers was “fantastic”. Rathod, however, admitted that the Indian batting in the match was slightly below average.
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Let us tell you that apart from Virat Kohli, no other batsman could perform anything special, although Cheteshwar Pujara played a good innings of 43 runs with the captain. By the stumps of the first day, South Africa had scored 17 runs for the loss of captain Dean Elgar.