The first Test match between India and South Africa is currently underway at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. Meanwhile, the visiting team is in a commanding position after skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first on Sunday.
Kohli was batting extremely well for his knock of 35 runs off 94 balls before he nicked an outside off-stump delivery to get out in the slip cordon. However, he slammed a terrific cover drive off Kagiso Rabada on the second ball of 15th over which reminded the social media of his trademark shot.
Here’s the full video of Virat Kohli’s cover drive against SA:
Coming to the game, the Indian opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal provided their side to an outstanding start. The Karnataka duo piled up 117 runs for the first wicket before the latter got out in the 41st over. Following this, Cheteshwar Pujara also got out on a first-ball duck to continue with his horrible form in red-ball cricket.
Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli’s glorious cover drive
Netizens took no time hailing the 33-year-old’s cover drive and leap praises for him on social media. Here are some of the top tweets: