IND Tour of SA: Can the Captain eclipse his Coach’s record?

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The year 2021 is coming to an end and cricket fans are crazy to witness the highly anticipated Freedom trophy series between India and South Africa beginning this Christmas weekend. Virat Kohli and his men will face the Proteas challenge and hope to conquer the rainbow nation to script history. Kohli however has a chance to surpass the records of the current coach Rahul Dravid in the upcoming tour.

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Kohli and Dravid : 2 Heroes of 2 eras in the same camp once again

Dravid has been India’s Mr. Dependable in his playing days and has always been the crisis man in the most adverse situations. His records with the bat on foreign soil are staggering. However compared to his statistics in other countries, against South Africa his average takes a dip. With a hundred and 2 fifties the Wall hit 624 runs in 22 innings in South Africa at an average of 29.71.

Kohli, the modern-day great is closing on to his tally. He has already scored 558 runs in his 10 innings in the rainbow nation. Kohli has hit 2 hundred and 2 fifties against Proteas in their backyard. Thus the upcoming tour will be a great platform for him to spell his magic.

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If Kohli gets past Dravid, the veteran will only be behind the daredevil opener Virender Sehwag and the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

The 3 match series will begin on December 26 in Supersport Park, Centurion.

India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj. 

South Africa’s Test squad: Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier. 

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