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IND vs SA: Virat Kohli out early due to less practice? Batting coach gave this big statement in the press conference

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Virat Kohli out early due to less practice?

IND vs SA 1st Test: Virat Kohli failed to play a big innings in the first innings of the first match of the Test series against South Africa. Facing 64 balls, he could score only 38 runs and lost his wicket. Let us tell you that Virat had separated from the team during the South Africa tour. Due to personal reasons, he could not participate in the intra-squad practice match. In such a situation, he came to bat in this match with very little practice. But the team’s batting coach Vikram Rathore has defended him.

Virat got less chance to practice

Let us tell you that Virat Kohli got a chance to practice in only one net session but the team’s batting coach Vikram Rathod clearly said that at this stage of his career the former captain does not need much practice. He had already taken permission for four days leave to spend time with his family in England. Kohli was looking in good form on the bouncy pitch of Centurion but he was caught out by the ball coming out of fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.

Batting coach gave this big statement

India ended the rain-affected first day at 208 for eight. Rathod said after the opening day’s play that at the stage of Kohli’s career, I don’t think he needs much practice. He bats a lot often and also practices a lot. It doesn’t matter if he practices less for a few days. Even today we saw how well he was batting. From his innings it did not seem as if he was playing a Test match after almost six months.

KL Rahul became the troubleshooter

KL Rahul once again took India out of a difficult situation and the coach also admitted that he is the troubleshooter of this team. He said that Rahul is becoming a trouble-shooter for us. He has been successful in getting the team out of difficult situations many times. He is clear with his game plan. He knows how to defend the good balls and score runs on the weak balls.


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