Watch Virat Kohli smashes huge six to R Ashwin in nets ahead of India vs South Africa 2nd test
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Watch Virat Kohli smashes huge six to R Ashwin in nets ahead of India vs South Africa 2nd test: While India’s hopes of conquering the final frontier were crushed by South Africa a few days ago, Team India will still be aiming to not let loose of the two-game test series. With one game to go in the series, Rohit Sharma and Co would aim to level the series by winning the upcoming fixture.

Team India lost the Boxing Day test in Centurian within three days by an innings and 32 runs. With the defeat, a test series win in South Africa remains a far-fetched dream for the Indian team.

The visitors were blown away by Dean Elgar’s magnificent century knock followed by an impressive bowling display by the Proteas. It turned out to be a comprehensive failure by the Indian side, despite some sublime batting efforts from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.

After leaving Centurian after the optional practice session which was attended by many Indian players including captain Rohit Sharma, the Indian side travelled to Cape Town where the second test of the two-game series will be held.

The India vs South Africa 2nd test is scheduled to begin on January 03 at Newlands in Cape Town.

After landing in Cape Town, the Indian team was spotted having an optional training session. Though it was optional, Virat Kohli was one among many others who was seen having a go at the bowlers.

It’s worth noting that Virat Kohli didn’t opt for the optional training at the SuperSport Park in Centurian a couple of days back, however, he was spotted sweating out in the middle during the second option training session in Cape Town on January 01.

Virat Kohli, who had a decent outing in the first test, tonked ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for a six, as seen in the video shared by PTI news agency journalist Kushan Sarkar on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Below is the video in which Virat Kohli smashes huge six to R Ashwin in nets ahead of India vs South Africa 2nd test

Kohli was also seen facing a local left-arm pacer during his stay in the middle in a bid to counter Marco Jansen’s skillset during the second test.

Rohit Sharma and Co are likely to have another practice session on January 02 before the team heads out for the India vs South Africa 2nd test.

The team has got a new addition in the form of pacer Avesh Khan as a replacement for Mohammad Shami. The veteran bowler is yet to completely recover from his heel injury.

Team India’s Squad for 2nd test against South Africa:

Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Mukesh Kumar, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul (wk), Mohd. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan

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For more details head to ICC’s official website.