Cape Town | Virat Kohli is already in the nets and should be fine for the decider of the Test series against South Africa. India’s stand on Thursday 6 January as captain KL Rahul said. Captain Kohli was ruled out of the second Test due to a cramp in his upper back. South Africa won the second Test by seven wickets to level the series. Rahul said in the post-match presentation that Virat is feeling better than before, has been fielding and running in the nets for the last few days and I think he should be fine. Head coach Rahul Dravid also gave an update on Kohli’s fitness in a media interaction. He said that he is looking good and is knocking on the nets. A few sessions in Cape Town, he would be good to go. Rahul also talked about Mohammad Siraj’s hamstring injury which he suffered during the second Test. Despite the injury, Siraj continued to bowl in the match but was far from his best. ( team india lucky charm )
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ready to win after defeat
Siraj is feeling better every day. A few days break can really help him. But we also have quality on our bench, Ishant and Umesh are waiting. Looking forward to Cape Town. We expected every match to be competitive. Losses like this are disappointing but we have always been a team that is ready to win after a loss. The credit for the way he batted goes to South Africa. The South African captain registered a famous victory for his team, winning the match and scoring an unbeaten 96 on the fourth day. I think the knocks I pick up motivate me extra to perform. Some would call it stupid and some would call it brave. The big picture is of us winning.
The basics of batting and bowling do not end there
The southpaw captain said that we struggled to get a stable batting line-up and we had to be very patient. We’ve assigned positions to people who we think can play those roles and they find it great to fulfill them. On the team’s return from the loss in the first match of the series, he said that the basics of batting and bowling do not end there. We missed the first game. It was not easy to say. As a batting unit, we faced tough conditions.
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As a bowling unit, the Indians were at the top at times. Huge respect for our bowling unit, he showed a lot of character. With Keiji (Kagiso Rabada), there was something that happened behind the scenes, but we won’t get into that. Sometimes KG needs a rocket. Then you could almost feel his intensity and focus, he was in the zone. The moment he has that attitude, wants to bowl and contributes, you have to use it as a captain. It was wonderful to see him on fire. Elgar too is keeping his cards close to his chest ahead of the decider of the series. I played a home match in Cape Town, I will not give any information. 1-1, South Africa vs India, I don’t think you could have written a better story than this. ( team india lucky charm )