Former captain Virat Kohli, who has been battling form for a long time, looked in rhythm in the third ODI against South Africa. As soon as he landed on the field, he opened the account by hitting fours and after that he was seen to advance his innings in a very intelligent way. Kohli, who came out to chase the target, is once again seen in the old style. He completed his half-century in 63 balls between the falling wickets at one end.
Wife Anushka jumped with joy as soon as Virat Kohli took the 50th run. She was seen clapping for a long time with daughter Vamika in her lap and was seen showing her father Virat’s gesture to the daughter. On the other hand, Virat was also seen swinging the bat like a child in his lap. Videos and pictures of this special moment are going viral on social media. Let us tell you that today is the first time when daughter Vamika has come in front of the camera.
However, he failed to take his innings to a century once again. He was caught by Temba Bavuma off Keshav Maharaj on a personal score of 65 runs. He faced 84 balls and hit 5 fours. This is the second time in the series that he has crossed the 50-run mark.
Earlier, South Africa gave India a target of 288 runs to win, with the help of in-form opener Quinton de Kock (124) and a half-century from Rassie van der Dussen (52 runs). After being invited to bat, South Africa’s innings was reduced to 287 runs in 49.5 overs. Wicket-keeper batsman De Kock made 124 off 130 balls and shared a 144-run partnership with Van der Dussen for the fourth wicket.