IND vs SA 3rd Test: WATCH – Virat Kohli breaks into laughter as Faf du Plessis’ proxy captain loses the toss

Posted On / /

India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa in the third and final Test at Ranchi on Saturday.

India, who lead the three-match series 2-0, handed a Test debut to left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, resting fast bowler Ishant Sharma.

Desperate to win the toss, Faf du Plessis brought in Temba Bavuma as ‘proxy captain’ to make the call. But the luck was not on his side either, as the coin once again landed in favor of Kohli.

The incident left captain Kohli and presenter Murali Karthik laughing.

South Africa have brought in Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Zubayr Hamza, and Dane Piedt in the playing XI.

Apart from the injured opener Aiden Markram, they have left out Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn, Senuran Muthusamy, and Keshav Maharaj.


India: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), George Linde, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi.

TAGS: , , , , , ,

CATEGORY: Faf du Plessis, India, News, South Africa, Temba Bavuma, Test Match, Video, Virat Kohli

For latest cricket news and updates, subscribe to our Daily Newsletter.

About the Author:
Anirudh is a die-hard cricket fan, loves playing, watching and talking about cricket. Cricket is his Religion & 'Sachin Tendulkar' his GOD. His motto of life is Eat, Sleep, Cricket, REPEAT!! You can write to him at or and follow him on Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin.