‘The Lone Warrior’: Virat Kohli’s chat with opposition players after DRS appeal goes viral

Virat Kohli went on to score 79 in the first innings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

The first day of the third Test between South Africa and India saw an intriguing contest between bat and ball. Just like the previous two Tests, even this game saw both the teams dominate in patches, and neither of them was able to gain complete control of the match.

Although the Proteas bowlers were sensational, Virat Kohli played a superb knock and ensured that his team get to a respectable total in the first innings. 

There’s never a dull moment every time Kohli is at the crease. The Indian doesn’t mind having a few words with the opposition. On Day 1 as well, Kohli was involved with interaction with Proteas skipper Dean Elgar.

It was during the 51st over of day one when the hosts appealed for a caught behind down the leg side. When the on-field umpire gave the decision in favour of Kohli, Elgar decided to go upstairs.

However, the replays showed that the ball clipped Kohli’s thigh pad and not his bat and thus, the umpire stuck with his original decision of not out. Post which, India’s Test captain was seen then seen having a chat with the Proteas skipper

He was seemingly explaining to him that it was straight off the pad. The Elgar-led side were shocked and stood their ground. While Kohli did tell Dean Elgar that he didn’t edge it, the latter shook his head in disappointment.

Irrespective of what happened at that moment, the image of the Indian batter standing in front of the South African players went viral. Ironically, it depicted how he was India’s lone warrior and was the last batter standing. Thus, this led to several Twitter users sharing the picture.

Kohli was finally dismissed for a well made 79, and it was Kagiso Rabada who ultimately got his wicket. Thus, India ended with 223 in the first innings, and would definitely feel like they could have got more had a few batters supported their Test captain. In reply, South Africa are tottering at 175-6 at the time of writing.






Bengal Warriors

Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors look to bounce back, Pune eye Maharashtra Derby

Virat Kohli, Marais Erasmus

SA vs IND: Virat Kohli argues with umpire over warning to Mohammed Shami