It isn’t a usual sight when a bowler has been told what to bowl to a particular batsman, especially, in the Test format of the game. In one of those rare sights, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen suggesting Ishant Sharma what to bowl at Temba Bavuma and not so surprisingly, right in the next ball, Ishant dismissed the batsman with a beautiful inswinger.
In the 27th over of the game when Kohli handed the ball to Ishant with a few suggestions to bowl at Bavuma. The veteran pacer delivered things at its best, where he was able to get a sharp inswinger with a massive difference to his previous delivery. Bavuma, unfortunately, found plumb in front of the stumps.
Later, the video of Kohli and Ishant’s planning video goes viral on social media with the fans hailing the leadership skills of Virat. The wicket furtherly dented South Africa, who were counting Bavuma as one of their weapons to save the game.
Here is the video of the same:
WATCH: How Ishant & Virat plotted Bavuma's dismissal
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Earlier, in the match, after Rohit Sharma resumed his rhythm on the second day. He scored 176 runs off 244 balls with the help of 23 boundaries and six hits over the fence. Even though India lost Rohit before Lunch on Day 2, the scoreboard looked noteworthy at 324/1 with Agarwal batting at 138 and Cheteswahar Pujara not out on six.
Both the Indian’s openers started the proceedings on a brilliant note on day 2 as they were smashing the balls all over the park with ease before Rohit being dismissed on 176, which was 1 run short to his previous best score in Test cricket. He was dismissed when Maharaj outfoxed him to see Quinton de Kock disturbing the furniture.
During the course, Mayank Agarwal was rock solid at the other end, who converted his maiden century into a double hundred. In the meantime, he became the fourth Indian cricketer to convert his maiden century into a double century after Dilip Sardesai, Shikhar Dhawan, and Karun Nair.