Kohli-Elgar Banter: Close Call Sparks Virat’s Wit


After a successful encounter, South Africa is facing India in the second Test of the series. In this match, Team India made an amazing comeback. Since the beginning of the match, Team India has dominated the opponent. South Africa ended their first innings with only 55 runs. When Virat Kohli was batting in the first innings, a light moment took place between him and Dean Elgar. That moment caught the limelight. 

The Light Moment Between Elgar and Kohli:

After Indian bowlers concluded South Africa’s first innings with 55 runs, Team India came to bat. In the 23rd over, Marco Jansen came to bowl. In the second delivery of the over, Jansen full delivery that angled in the stumps. Virat Kohli tried to flick it away but the ball hit on the front pad. Jansen gave a big shoutout and skipper Dean Elgar took a review on it. But it was an umpire’s call, Virat Kohli survived. 

Kohli survived after a close call. At that point, a light moment between him and South African skipper Dean Elgar caught the limelight. After that survival, Dean Elgar said, “Oh, you’ve survived a close one.” In its reply, Virat said, “This was way higher than what Ravi Ashwin bowled to you.” Fans enjoyed that conversation between these two greats.

India vs. South Africa:

In the first Test match against South Africa, India faced a massive defeat of an innings and 32 runs. In the second Test, they made a remarkable comeback. On January 3, India and South Africa are locking horns in the second Test match in Cape Town. South Africa batted first in the game. Their first innings was a disaster. In front of Indian pacers, South African batters were helpless. Siraj picked up 6 wickets in 15 runs. Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets in 25 runs. Mukesh Kumar 2 wickets without conceding any runs. South Africa got all out in 55 runs. 

India lost a quick wicket in the beginning. Yashasvi Jaiswal got out on a duck. Skipper Rohit Sharma played a knock of 39 runs in 50 balls. After scoring 36 runs, Shubman Gill walked away. Shreyas Iyer was disappointing again. He got out on a duck in a delivery of Nandre Burger. Virat Kohli is standing tall scoring 46 runs. In the 24th over, India is 153-5.

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