Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra is highly impressed with Virat Kohli’s second fiddle approach while batting with Rishabh Pant during day 3 of IND vs SA 3rd Test. Aakash Chopra said that there was no ego from the Indian skipper during the partnership.

Rishabh Pant was leading from the front in the 2nd innings of the game and Virat Kohli supported him well. The Indian skipper played with a lot of defense, scoring 29 off the 143 deliveries he faced. Kohli and Pant also build a crucial partnership of 94 runs for the 5th wicket. In the end, Pant also slammed an unbeaten century, helping India to reach a defendable total on the scoreboard in 2nd innings.

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Virat Kohli Was Happy Being The Hero’s Brother: Aakash Chopra

While speaking on his YouTube channel, cricket commentator Aakash Chopra lauded Virat Kohli for supporting Rishabh Pant during his batting. Chopra said that Virat Kohli was happy being the hero’s brother and there was no ego.

“It was absolutely shutter down. The one thing I liked about Kohli is that there is no ego. He said he is the hero but he is happy being the hero’s brother. You play Rishabh Pant, I will play second fiddle. Fantastic Virat Kohli,” Chopra said.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra also pointed out that Virat Kohli showed a lot of patience and dedication during his batting. However, he also added that this is not Kohli’s nature as he likes to dominate.

“He kept on leaving deliveries – so much patience, dedication, determination and to know your off-stump. We have seen very few times that he has played 143 balls and scored 29 runs, even in that he got a boundary each of Rabada and Keshav Maharaj on the legs. But one more thing was felt that did he go too much into his shell because this is not his nature. His nature is to dominate while playing cricket,” Chopra further said.

 

Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images

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Meanwhile, South Africa reached 101-2 on the scoreboard at the stumps of day 3 of IND vs SA 3rd Test. The hosts have a target of 212 for victory. Earlier, India slammed 223-10 in the 1st innings. Bowling out South Africa for 210, India earned a 13-run lead. In the 2nd innings, the visitors slammed 198-10 to set up a 240-run target for the hosts.

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