Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is back in all ways. He played an excellent innings of 79 off 201 in India’s first innings of their ongoing third test and the deciding test against South Africa and he has now shown hints of a return of his brilliant fielding abilities too.
Besides being a terrific player and a captain, Virat Kohli has always been a very good fielder. There is no doubt that he is one of the fittest players in the world right now and it is only plausible that his athletic nature will help him out while fielding.
And that had been the case too. After Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli was arguably the best Indian fielder in the team. However in the past few years, ever since Virat Kohli’s drop in batting performances, there has been a downfall in his fielding too. But not anymore.
The Indian skipper took a mind blowing catch in South Africa’s first innings. When Temba Bavuma was facing Mohammad Shami, Virat Kohli was standing in the slips. On an outswinging delivery by Shami, Temba Bavuma gave away an edge and Virat Kohli used his brilliant reflexes to swoop right at it.
South Africa were all down within 210 runs and at stumps of Day 2, India have a lead of 70 runs.