Team India suffered a batting collapse on the first day of the final Test against South Africa, but Virat Kohli led from the front and played a determined knock of 75 off 201 balls. The skipper impressed everyone with his batting performance and silenced his critics who were raising fingers on his batting style. But, Virat Kohli is widely known for his 100 percent commitment in the game and he keeps motivating his players in one way or another.
On Day 2 of the final Test, while team India came out to field, skipper Kohli was seen urging all his teammates to keep clapping in sync in order to motivate the bowlers. Everyone head Kohli asking, “Taali maarte raho” (Keep clapping) from the field and players sitting in the dugout, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, and Priyank Panchal were seen following the suggestion.
Team’s gesture of clapping in rhythm caught everyone’s attention and the video was widely circulated on social media. Virat Kohli, the skipper was widely applauded for his positive gesture which surely boosted the morale of players and fans as well. Kohli has often expressed the fact that his involvement in the game crosses 100 percent mark due to which we have seen him interacting with players in field and spectators as well.
Watch the video here:
Kohli celebrates the wickets.. looks towards his team dug out and shouts ‘Keep Clapping Boys.. Keep Clapping’ and this follows..
This guy just creates an amazing atmosphere in the match.. pic.twitter.com/ens77zqg3M
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) January 12, 2022
While, starting on Day 3, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkaya Rahane once again failed to contribute and returned to pavilion after scoring 9 off 33 and 1 off 9, respectively. However, Virat Kohli continued his fine form from first innings and along with Rishabh Pant, he is holding the fort by playing another calm and composed innings. Notably, by the time of filing of this report, India has managed to secure a lead of 130 runs for the loss of four wickets.