Team India are currently playing against South Africa in the second Test match at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. It is a special venue for India as they have never lost a Test against Proteas. Having played 5 games so far at this venue, India won two games while the rest of the three games ended in a draw.
Earlier, Team India got the better of South Africa by 113 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion. India breached the Centurion fortress for the first time in history and also became the first Asian team to achieve the feat. Case in point, KL Rahul is leading Team India in Virat Kohli’s absence.
Jasprit Bumrah is named the vice-captain for this game. Earlier, India’s regular Test captain Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test due to an upper-back spasm. He is expected to recover in time in order to play the third and final Test match at Newlands, Cape Town on January 11.
Virat Kohli engages in a meaningful conversation with South African players
The 33-year-old stalwart who is not playing the second Test was spotted chatting with South African players in the dugout. A video doing the rounds on social media portals shows Virat Kohli engaging in an intense chat with South African players in their dugout.
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Yh bnda bor hogya SA camp mei chala gya 😭👍🤣 pic.twitter.com/tfdGRKpOrg
— pragya. (@girlliketoswing) January 4, 2022
Ahead of the second Test, KL Rahul said: “Unfortunately Virat has had an upper back spasm and hopefully he’ll recover for the next Test. It is every Indian player’s dream to captain his country. Really honoured and looking forward to this challenge. We have had a few good wins here and hopefully, we’ll look to continue that,” KL Rahul said during the toss session.
“We really performed well as a team and are really excited about this match,” added Rahul. India scored 202 in the first innings whereas Proteas were bowled out for 229. India have to bat really well in the second Test in order to stand a chance of winning the Test series in the rainbow nation for the first time.