SA v IND 2021-22: WATCH - 'Keep clapping boys' Virat Kohli asks dugout to clap loudly to support the team

India's bowlers led the fightback by the visitors in the second session.

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India and South Africa are currently engaged in the final Test of the three-match series at Newlands in Cape Town, a series-decider with the scoreline at 1-1.

South Africa restricted India to 223 in their first innings after Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Kohli himself scored 79, but had very little support other than from Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 43.

Kagiso Rabada, playing his 50th Test, took a four-wicket haul and left-arm seamer Marco Jansen grabbed three wickets.

In reply, South Africa were going smoothly on Day 2 at 159/4 and a well-set Keegan Petersen and Temba Bavuma at the crease, before Mohammad Shami inspired a fightback from the visitors as he dismissed Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne in a space of three deliveries.

Kohli, who was trying to fire up his boys after the switch in momentum courtesy the double-wicket over, asked the team members in the dugout to keep clapping and make some noise as crowds are not allowed at the ground due to COVID-19 concerns.

The players in the dugout responded to the captain's call as they indulged in synchronized clapping with the onfield team members, something made famous in Indian cricket by Saurashtra in domestic cricket.

Watch the clip here:

South Africa went into the Tea break at 176/7, trailing India by 47 runs.


By Saurabh Malhotra - 12 Jan, 2022

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