New Delhi: Former India captain Virat Kohli has been rested for the third T20I against South Africa after hosts secure series by winning first two matches.
A BCCI official told PTI that Virat Kohli won’t be playing in the third game as other players will be given the chance to practise for the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli in sublime form
Ever since the last Asia Cup, Kohli has been in sublime form as he scored a few centuries and half century. In the last game, Kohli had scored 28-balls 49 runs. Kohli will play a significant role in the upcoming T20 World Cup as he returns to his form.
Virat Kohli missed on half-century by 1 run
Playing an unbeaten knock at 49, Kohli ran out of ball before he could finish his 50 runs. Despite, being so close to the record number, he was seen gesturing Dinesh Karthik, who was on other end, to keep hitting. The video of the former captain has won hearts of the fans as it shows the selflessness and greatness of the ‘King.’
India won T20I series against South Africa
South Africa had won the toss and opted to bowl first. In a high scoring, both the teams had garnered more than 200 runs but the visitors fell short of 16 runs when India won the game. Batting first, India made 237 runs with the huge contributions from KL Rahul (57), Rohit Sharma (43), Virat Kohli (49), Suryakumar Yadav (61).