The first Test between South Africa and India have been going on at the SuperSport Park in Centurion where Day 4 ended with a stunning yorker from Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah. With his, Keshav Maharaj lost his wicket too.
It happened in the final ball of the 41st over when Bumrah bowled a perfect yorker and Maharaj was late in getting the bat down. And, it eventually, went under the bat and hit the stumps as well. He got out for 8 and with this, the hosts lost 4 wickets with 211 runs more to win the game against India as well.
— msc media (@mscmedia2) December 30, 2021
Meanwhile, veteran commentator and cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle praised Jasprit Bumrah for his stunning delivery. He took to Twitter and applauded him as well. “Nothing Maharaj could do, just a great ball from Bumrah to end the day,” he tweeted.
Nothing Maharaj could do, just a great ball from Bumrah to end the day.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 29, 2021
However, after the game, batting coach Vikram Rathour has opened up on their performance. He also shared his views on Virat Kohli’s dismissal as he has been getting out very cheaply. Kohli got out after giving a catch to the keeper in the second innings while trying for the cover drive. He was dismissed by a false shot in the first innings too. And, with this, he once again failed to score big.
”These are shots which brings him (Kohli) lots of runs and it’s his scoring shot. He needs to play that shot and I think it is always your strength that turns out to be your weakness as well,” Rathour said at the post-match press conference.
”If you don’t play a certain shot, you will never get out playing that shot. You will never score runs as well. Now, when to play that shot, that’s the part there are constant discussions. Was it right all and right stage to play that shot? If we can tighten up our game-plans a little more, that will be better. So that’s the shot he (Kohli) plays well and he needs to carry on playing that shot but he needs to pick better balls,” Vikram Rathour further added.