India enjoyed what could be called as the perfect start to their South Africa tour as Bhuvneshwar Kumar cut through the Proteas’ top-order with three quick wickets. Veterans AB de Villiers and skipper Faf du Plessis then added 114 runs for the fourth wicket before debutant Jasprit Bumrah slipped through ABD’s defences and claimed his first test wicket.
Virat Kohli gets out on 5 runs only. This is what happened when u forced an employee to come office during his honeymoon days. 😋#SAvIND— Khurram (@IKB77) January 5, 2018
Anushka Sharma who was seen cheering for Kohli earlier in IPL and other international matches, once again became the butt of online trolls for Virat’s poor show. Virat departed for a measly score of five runs. Fans were unimpressed with India’s show and Kohli’s in particular and did not hold back from tweeting their views.
Kolhi should go back to become selfie stick of Anushka Sharma.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 5, 2018
Kohli was better at chasing before marriage.— Rameez (@Sychlops) January 5, 2018
Expections:- Kohli can score in every condition....— Being Msdian (@BeingMsdian25) January 5, 2018
Reality:- On batting pitch score more than 200, On green top less than 20.
And still some people compare him with steve smith😂😂#INDvSA #SAvIND #Viratkohli
Coach : why are you struggling in South Africa?— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 5, 2018
Virat Kohli : even the great Mahatma Gandhi struggled here, mai kya cheez hun. #INDvSA
The choice of team selection too was questioned by many including Cricketnext editor Arnab Sen who said that the team management is ruining the confidence of Ajinkya Rahane by not picking him. Sen added that Rahane is one of India’s best players in seaming conditions. He opined that if form is a factor then Virat should recall his initial days in cricket. Sen hopes Virat learns from his mistakes.
Fans too, are not pleased with Rahane being left out and lashed out at the captain.
Dropping Rahane in an overseas Test is as foolish as dropping Rohit in a home ODI. #SAvIND— Rupin Kale (@Vegansportlover) January 5, 2018
Choosing flat track bully of limited over's cricket over a test specialist like Rahane who have scored runs in alien conditions. Only possible in India 😹😹 #SAvIND— Sayan Basu (@SayanBasuTweets) January 5, 2018