Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is visibly having a frustrating afternoon at Newlands on Wednesday. Although his bowlers did a fantastic job to trouble the Proteas batters, there wasn’t any significant reward reaped and the hosts have gone past the 100 mark with a late surge in scoring from Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen. India could manage just two wickets in the first session, which went to Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav.
He was constantly kept frustrated with plenty of other incidents happening on the field. He was in recurring dialogue with on-field official Marais Erasmus after he gave an official warning to Mohammed Shami for stepping onto the danger zone during his run-up. Kohli seemed unimpressed as replays suggested Shami was nowhere close to stepping on the restricted area.
He kept having a go at the South African players with his constant comments from the slip cordon to create a distraction, but as it stands, the Indian side doesn’t seem to be having a lot going their way. But one of the most hilarious moments of the second day morning came when Kohli shouted “The stump mics are too loud”, hinting slightly about the selective broadcast being done by Supersport.
Here’s that moment from today when Virat Kohli went after the South African broadcasters
Virat Kohli: Stump mics are way too loud😂 pic.twitter.com/dH8qcTaSyx
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India started the second day on a sensational note, with Jasprit Bumrah getting the second wicket of the innings. Aiden Markram misjudged the inward-moving delivery and left the delivery, only for it to knock over the off-stump. They kept the intensity nice and high, with Keegan Petersen and Keshav Maharaj missing out plenty of deliveries on the off-stump while attempting to play at it.
But the Indian bowlers did not have the fortune factor going their way, and the night-watch Keshav Maharaj added 25 crucial runs for the Proteas. Umesh Yadav came back into the attack to dismiss the off-spinner, but Petersen and Dussen put up a 55-run stand to help the Proteas finish the first session on a high.