Team India is all set to leave for a tour against South Africa in their hometown. The first test internationals will begin on December 26.
Team India will be traveling on December 15 to reach South Africa and settle themselves for a long tournament.
Team India is ready to play against the South Africans for three test Internationals and 3 ODI’s.
The Indian players are confident and focused in the game; the winter season has gone ideal for the men in blue; they won three consecutive T20 wins against the New Zealand and whitewashes New Zealand in their Wankhede Stadium to gain a 1-0 lead in the test internationals and win the trophy.
Where is team India Now
All the Indian players are currently in Quarantine and getting their covid test done. They would leave for South Africa on December 16 after all the players are covid free and healthy.
The players reached Mumbai on December 12 and stayed in a hotel to follow covid guidelines and rules and get themselves ready for a long tour.
The covid-19 has affected all the people in the world physically and mentally. The BCCI Cricket has gone serious after three players in the last Ipl season was tested positive for coronavirus during the IPL.
Their main focus is to keep the players healthy and protect themselves from various possible diseases.
Kohli To Play The ODI’s Against South Africa
Virat Kohli confirms that he is available for the selection in the coming ODI series against the Proteas – South Africa.
They were many rumors going around and buzzing around the Indian fans and the media that Kohli would represent India in the Blues and play the ODI series or not? But Kohli confronts everyone and mentions that he is available for the selection and would love to contribute to his side.
A few months back, The Indian captain Virat Kohli spoke to the selectors and the BCCI that he is facing the game’s pressure and wants to distress himself from the shorter format captaincy.
BCCI accepted the Kohli Decision of stepping down from T20 captaincy and named the new captain Rohit Sharma as the leader of the T20 format.
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Rohit did very well as captain and got three consecutive T20 Internationals wins against the Kiwis. Fans were delighted how Rohit led the squad, and people were hoping that Rohit should emerge to lead India in all forms of Cricket.
So after the test series against New Zealand, Virat Kohli GOT stripped from the ODI captaincy also. Virat never wanted to step back from the 50 Over format captaincy, but BCCI took the impulsive decision and appointed Rohit Sharma as a new captain.
BCCI said they don’t want to distract the players with the two captains in three Cricket Formats. They WANTED to make THINGS clear between the two captains and the players, so they appointed Rohit Sharma for the white ball cricket and Virat Kohli for the red ball Cricket.
So, Virat Kohli would be leading only the test internationals, and Rohit Sharma would be leading India in the ODI to get himself prepared in the upcoming 50 over and 20 Over – World Cup.
Kohli Didn’t want to let go of ODI captaincy!
Virat Kohli was not confronted and said that he would be stripped from the ODI captaincy in the coming days.
The selectors have always been offensive towards the captains. Captaincy is never in hand and the choice of the respective captains.
Virat Kohli led team India in the 2021 T20 World Cup campaign. Kohli’s side failed in two consecutive matches, the first loss was against Pakistan, which was a bigger one, and the second loss that made them get knocked out from the world cup campaign was against The Kiwis New Zealand.
Also, India faced Pakistan in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 in England. They played beautifully in the tournament but lost to Pakistan in the semis.
BCCI was also concerned about Kohli’s under performance and winning the ICC events.
Kohli, a successful test captain, led India in the test to become 3rd successful test captain in the cricketing sport after Ricky Pointing and CH Lloyd Kohli.
Kohli was appointed as a test captain in 2014; he created records and history in the longer format of the game. In the last seven years, Kohli won’t 39 test to become one of the most successful and heroic test Captains.
The test records of Virat Kohli convinced the selectors to let him stay as the test captain and let Rohit Sharma lead the other formats of the game.
Hence Rohit and Kohli have a great Bond, and they would gradually work together as a team to get the upcoming series win against the Proteas.
Also, Virat Kohli will be playing his 100th match in the upcoming test series against South Africa. It is one of my greatest achievements as the leader of the international side.
Never Underestimate King Kohli
• Virat Kohli is the only Fastest Cricket to score 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 runs in the 50 over international formats
• The Run machine Kohli has 70 international centuries, which are incredible Cricket records. He scored 27 test centuries and 43 ODI centuries since making his International debut against Sri Lanka in 2008
• The only captain to score six double tons in the test internationals goes forward from the legend Brain Lara who only has 5 Double centuries as captain
• There is never stopping for King Kohli. He scores runs in every game format, talking about Test ODI’s or the T20. He scored 10000 runs and became the fastest batsman in the shorter format of the game to achieve the milestone.