#SportsNews: South Africa vs India: Virat Kohli out of 2nd Test with back injury, KL Rahul named captain in Johannesburg

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South Africa vs India: Virat Kohli out of 2nd Test with back injury, KL Rahul named captain in Johannesburg : #RashtraNews

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Virat Kohli missed out on the second Test against South Africa as KL Rahul was named stand-in captain in Johannesburg. Kohli had led India to victory in the first Test in Centurion but he did not walk out to toss for the crucial second Test starting January 3

Virat Kohli missed the 2nd Test in Johannesburg on Monday (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Virat Kohli misses out on Johannesburg Test due to an upper back spasm
  • KL Rahul is leading India in the 2nd Test vs South Africa
  • Hanuma Vihari replaced Virat Kohli in the playing XI for the 2nd Test

India will be led by KL Rahul in the 2nd Test at the Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg. Regular skipper Virat Kohli misses out due to an upper back spasm but is expected to be back for the series finale in Cape Town.

KL Rahul called correctly and decided India would bat in the second Test. He confirmed that Kohli is being monitored by the physio in Johannesburg.

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KL Rahul, who was named man-of-the-match in the first Test, has also been named captain for the ODI series against South Africa as Rohit Sharma continued to recover from his injury.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul said Hanuma Vihari was named as Virat Kohli’s replacement.

Virat Kohli’s batting form has been under the spotlight for a while now, having managed just 652 runs in 14 matches at an average of 26.08 since the start of 2020. Kohli has scored 310 runs, including a hundred and 2 fifties at the Wanderers where India have never lost a Test match.

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