Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half-century in the first innings of the Cape Town Test, this innings of the Indian captain is special in many ways, know why?
Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half-century on the Cape Town pitch on which the batsmen were having trouble defending. Kohli, who was battling poor form, showed amazing restraint in the third Test and reached his 28th Test half-century. Virat Kohli completed his half-century in 158 balls, which included 7 fours and a six. Virat Kohli won the hearts of cricket fans with this half-century because this fifty of his is very special in many ways, let us tell you how?
Virat Kohli played 158 balls to reach his fifty. The big thing is that he did not even touch 50 percent of the balls. For the first time in his career, Virat Kohli has conceded so many balls to reach his fifty. Earlier in the year 2012, Virat Kohli did something similar in Perth. Virat Kohli had left 40 percent of the balls to reach the half-century in the Perth Test.
Virat Kohli scored the second slowest half-century of his career in Cape Town. Kohli scored a half-century in 171 balls in the Nagpur Test against England in the year 2012-13. Meaning this is Virat Kohli’s slowest half-century on foreign soil.
Virat Kohli scored fifty-plus runs for the 5th time in South Africa. In Cape Town, he overtook Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara, who have achieved this feat 4-4 times.