SA vs IND: Cricket fraternity reacts as KL Rahul leads Team India with Kohli missing out due to back spasm – Cricket fraternity on Monday (3rd January) was shocked as Team India Test captain Virat Kohli didn’t come out for the toss in the second Test against South Africa at Johannesburg.
Rahul joined South Africa Captain Dean Elgar for the toss and confirmed that Kohli will miss this Test match due to back spasm.
Hanuma Vihari is playing in place of Virat Kohli in the second Test at the Johannesburg.
Kohli was practicing in the nets ahead of the Test match, his absence came as a surprise for the fans and experts alike.
Cricket fraternity congratulated Rahul on getting an opportunity to lead India and also shared their views on Kohli’s absence.
#Kohli missing the first match of the series of 2022 was not something any fan would have thought of. But, this Indian team is in form and still capable of winning the series at #Wanderers pic.twitter.com/WDUVETTevj
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) January 3, 2022
KL looks so good in that blazer and cap.
Good luck bud! Congratulations
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 3, 2022
SA vs IND: Cricket fraternity reacts as KL Rahul leads Team India with Kohli missing out due to back spasm
in august, injuries to two opening batters opened the door for KL Rahul to return to Test cricket after a two year gap. Less than half a year later, he is stepping in as captain! #SAvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 3, 2022
Regardless of current form Virat Kohli not playing is a huge boost for South Africa not just as a player but the aggressive leader!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 3, 2022
Was backing the same winning XI of Centurion to do the job in #Wanderers on unless the wicket is like it was in 2018. However, #Kohli missing the Test is a blow #SAvsIND #INDvsSA #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/Hplakawlla
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) January 3, 2022