After India’s 135 runs loss to South Africa in the second test at Centurion, captain Virat Kohli got frustrated at the journalist. The Indian team made selection blunders with inform Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan was dropped for the second test while Rahane did not get a chance in the second test also.
India had a great chance of winning the 1st test match also. The bowlers have done a great job but the batsmen failed. Virat Kohli scored 153 in first innings of the second test at Centurion. It was a poor batting display by the Indian batting team. In the first test match at Cape Town, India had to chase a target of 208 runs to win but was bowled out for 135 in the second innings. South Africa won the match by 72 runs.
Virat Kohli talked about India’s record in South African conditions. The Indian cricket team canceled two days warm-up match before the tour. It was a bad decision by the team management which led India’s series loss to South Africa.
In the second test also, India had chances of winning the test match but dropped chances and poor team selection led to another disappointing series loss in overseas conditions. The lack of ability to play with patience, poor catching and poor batting were the main causes of India’s series loss.
Virat Kohli also said in the press conference that how many times South Africa has come close to winning test matches in India. The third and final test of the series will be played at Johannesburg from 24th January. India needs to select the correct XI.
The Indian team had won 9 successive test series wins under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. With more overseas tour including England, Australia, and New Zealand tour coming up this year, the team management and BCCI must think of arranging practice matches so that India can perform much better.