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Virat Kohli Loses Cool on Temba Bavuma During 1st ODI Between Ind-SA; Video Goes VIRAL

Ind vs SA ODIs: That did not go down well with the ex-Indian captain who gave Bavuma a mouthful.

Updated: January 20, 2022 8:19 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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Kohli vs Bavuma In The Third ODI at Cape Town. (Credits: Twitter Screengrab)

Paarl: For the first time in several years, Virat Kohli took the field as a player and not the captain. But that did not mean he would shy away from having a word or two with the opposition. During the opening ODI at Boland Park, Kohli seemed to have lost his cool on Temba Bavuma and that led to a heated exchange of words. The incident took place in the 36th over while Yuzvendra Chahal was bowling.

Bavuma pushed the ball towards cover where Kohli was positioned. Kohli picked up the ball and had a shy at the stumps. Rishabh Pant failed to collect it and Bavuma for a moment thought of pinching a run. That did not go down well with the ex-Indian captain who gave Bavuma a mouthful.

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Here is the video that is now going viral:

Meanwhile, Bavuma (110 off 143) and Rassie van der Dussen (129 not out off 96) had scored contrasting hundreds en route to their 204-run stand to take South Africa to 296 for four after opting to bat.

Chasing 297 to win, India was comfortably placed to get home when Kohli (51 off 63) and Dhawan (79 off 84) were in the middle but it all came crashing down with the end of their 92-run stand.

One feels India has been guilty of relying too much on their top three in the past and once again, the middle-order could not capitalise on the platform provided by Kohli and Dhawan after they lost skipper KL Rahul (12) cheaply.

India would now look to bounce back in the second ODI and level the series.

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