Virat Kohli scored two half-centuries in the ODI series against South Africa, but could not convert into centuries both times. Still, Cape Town’s half-century was special for him.
Virat Kohli scored a half-century and celebrated by looking at his daughter. (Photo: AFP)
team india (Team India) For South Africa the tour ended as a big tragedy. After losing the lead in the Test series and then failing to win a single match in the ODI series, the Indian team could win only 1 match out of 6 matches. The last match of this tour was played in Cape Town on Sunday 23 January and once again the Indian team had to face defeat. However, former team captain and veteran batsman Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) The last ODI brought a happy moment for him, when he scored a half-century and his one-year-old daughter Vamika got to see it. (Vamika) was also present on the field. Kohli dedicated this half-century to his daughter, which also made Indian fans happy.
Kohli, playing only as a batsman in the Indian team without captaincy for the first time after a long time, did not appear in his usual aggressive style in this ODI series. He also scored a half-century in the first ODI played in Paarl, but did not celebrate much then. He could not even open the account in the next ODI. But in the third ODI, he played another important innings and scored a half-century and this time he could not stop himself from celebrating.
Fifty celebrated with daughter
Kohli scored his 64th ODI half-century in 63 balls and this time celebrated openly, as his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika also witnessed it in the stands. Kohli shook hands towards Anushka and daughter, showed the bat and then celebrated the half-century in the style of swinging the daughter on her lap.
Anushka also participated in the celebration of Kohli’s half-century and applauded along with the daughter. During this, pictures of Kohli’s daughter also appeared on the screen. This is the first time since the birth of Kohli’s daughter, when the fans saw the picture of Vamika.
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The wait for the century has increased again
However, once again the wait of the fans to see Kohli’s 71st century could not end. Former Indian captain Kohli was playing a good innings and it seemed that the wait of more than 2 years would end but it did not happen. A deadly spin from Keshav Maharaj caught Kohli and he was dismissed for 65 runs. Kohli scored 51, 0 and 65 in this series. In this way, with 116 runs, Kohli remained the highest run-scorer for India after Shikhar Dhawan (169 runs).