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After losing the first two Tests by 72 and 135 runs respectively, India face a daunting task to avoid a whitewash.
In the first two Test matches, India were outplayed in every department of the game. Skipper Virat Kohli also agreed that their opponents were way better.
After the series defeat in Centurion, a question that irked India captain Virat Kohli was regarding the playing XI and whether constant chopping and changing had played a role.
The Indian skipper has become the 13th player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy since 2004.
Reminding the critics that it is the first "real overseas tour" for Kohli as skipper, Bhaji opinioned it is a great learning curve.
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Kohli was named the World Cricketer of the Year, besides bagging the top honour for ODI players in the ICC Annual Awards.
Gavaskar had achieved the milestone in his 50th Test when he scored 13 and 221 in 1979 to jump from 887 points to 916 points, which remained his career-best.
He surprisingly pipped Australian skipper Steve Smith for the ICC's Test team captaincy. Smith had led his team to a dominating 4-0 win over England in the Ashes.
Kohli scored 2,203 Test runs at an average of 77.80 including eight centuries, 1,818 ODI runs including seven centuries at 82.63, and 299 T20I runs at a strike rate of 153.
Du Plessis revealed that the chance to do so excited him big time, especially taking into consideration the series defeat that they suffered in India in 2015, in conditions which he deemed extreme.
There were plenty of questions that still remained unanswered about the team’s combination in the two Tests that India have lost so far in South Africa.
The Proteas' skipper expressed concern about the pitch and compared it to the raging turners in the 2015 series.
When asked by the mediapersons about fielding the best possible playing XI and his team's overseas record, Kohli was at his combative best.