IND vs SA: Watch – Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid Engaged In Lengthy Conversation Ahead Of 2nd Test

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Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid

Team India are currently preparing for the second Test against South Africa following an embarrassing defeat in the Boxing Day Test. Star Indian batter Virat Kohli and head coach Rahul Dravid engaged in a lengthy discussion during the optional practice session.

The Rohit Sharma-led team suffered a disappointing defeat by an innings and 32 runs during the series opener in Centurion. The visiting team struggled to score against the South African pacers on a seam-friendly surface, posting totals of 245 and 131 runs in both innings.

The Boxing Day Test match concluded within three days, with KL Rahul and Virat Kohli being the only batters to demonstrate resilience. Rahul posted a notable 101 runs in the first innings, while Kohli contributed scores of 38 (64) and 76 (82) in both innings of the match.

Lead pacer Kagiso Rabada and debutant Nandre Burger wreaked havoc on the opposition’s batting lineup, each securing seven wickets. Rabada was particularly effective in the first innings, claiming five wickets. Burger dismissed key Indian batters during the recent match.

Watch – Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid Engaged In A Lengthy Conversation

In a video posted by a user on X (formerly Twitter), Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli engaged in a detailed conversation during today’s practice session in Cape Town. It appeared both were attempting to convey their perspectives or insights to each other.

The cricket journalist noted that captain Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ravindra Jadeja refrained from the optional practice, having taken part in the previous session. Apart from three players, all others in the squad actively participated in the practice session.

In a video on his YouTube channel, former cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath criticized Rohit Sharma, asserting that Virat Kohli remains the superior batsman in the Test team. Badrinath expressed concerns about Rohit’s performance as an opener outside India.

“Kohli has a great record as a test leader. He has scored more than 5000 runs with an average of 52 as a captain. He has 40 wins and 17 losses in 68 tests. He led us to a tremendous victory in the Australia series. He has the most wins as Test captain after Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh,” Badrinath said.

“Why is he (Virat) not the captain of the Test team? I want to raise this valid question. He is a better test batter. There is no comparison between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He is a big player in terms of Test cricket. He has scored runs everywhere.”

“Why is he not leading and a weaker player? As far as I am concerned, a weaker player who is not yet proven as an opener. He has been in and out. We can consider all of that. But I think Rohit Sharma has not proven himself as an opener outside India. Why is he there?”

Virat Kohli has demonstrated outstanding performance in South Africa, scoring 833 runs at an impressive average of 52.06. In contrast, Rohit Sharma faced challenges in red-ball cricket, managing only 128 runs in 10 Test innings with a disappointing average of 12.8.

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