Virat Kohli and other Indian players' interesting comments were caught on stump mic after South African captain Dean Elgar's was given not out following a DRS blooper in Cape Town on Day 3 of the third Test.
Chasing 212 runs for victory, South Africa are 101/2 at the stumps on Day 3 of the third and final Test against India in Cape Town. The hosts need 111 runs to win with Keegan Petersen batting on 48.
Rishabh Pant's 100 not constituted for more than 50 per cent of India's shoddy second innings total of 198 with Virat Kohli's 29 being the second-highest individual score. South Africa still need 111 runs.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar seemed to have benefitted from a controversial DRS call in the 21st over on Day 3 of the third Test against India. Virat Kohli was left fuming by the incident.
Aussie Marnus Labuschangne leads the batting charts with 924 points, ahead of England skipper Joe Root (881) and Steve Smith (871). Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are fifth and ninth respectively.
Shardul Thakur returned with figures of 7/61 in 17.5 overs on Day 2 of the second Test to help India dismiss South Africa for 229. India, however, conceded a 27-run lead.
India finished their first innings of the second Test against South Africa at 202 with Ravichandran Ashwin scoring a crucial 46 towards the end of the innings on a testing pitch after stand-in skipper K L Rahul (50) opted to bat.
India head coach Rahul Dravid and other members of the support staff joined the players in their celebration for New Year 2022 at the team hotel in Centurion. The members cut a cake as well to mark the celebrations.
Besides Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, the other two Indians in Cricket Australia Test XI of 2021 were Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel. Surprisingly, only one Australian made the cut - Marnus Labuschagne.
Ravichandran Ashwin, with 883 rating points, is the only Indian bowler in the top-10 of ICC Test Rankings. In the batting list, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli retained their 5th and 7th positions respectively.
Mohammed Shami, playing in his 55th Test, took 9896 deliveries to claim 200 Test wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin took 10248 balls.
Besides Ravichandran Ashwin, England skipper Joe Root, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson and Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne were also nominated for the ICC Test cricketer of the year award.
After making his Test debut in 2018, Shardul Thakur got his second Test earlier this year in Australia. And the 30-year-old played his part as a makeshift Indian side breached Fortress Gabba.
The first South Africa vs India Test starts in Centurion on Sunday. This is the third SA vs IND Test at SuperSport Park and India have lost both the previous games. India will play three Test matches on the tour.
Unlike the previous years, the Indian Premier League will be a 10-team affair from 2022 onwards with Sanjiv Goenka-owned Lucknow franchise and CVC-owned Ahmedabad making their debut in IPL.
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne has replaced England captain Joe Root to go atop the standings for the first time in his career. Another Aussie Steve Smith take the 3rd spot. India's Rohit Sharma is at fifth.
India are favourites to win the three-match Test series against South Africa which starts with the first match on Boxing Day in Johannesburg. South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the Test series due to injury.
The names of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin have cropped up to replace Rohit Sharma as the India vice-captain during the South Africa series. The BCCI is yet to announce a stand-in vice-captain for the series.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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