Nagpur, Nov 25: A relatively solid looking Indian batting was devasted by an impressive bowling performance by South Africa on the opening day of the third Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.
Team India was reduced to 149/6 at tea as every batter went back to the pavilion after spending time at the crease. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli was no different in today's game. Virat, who came in to bat at no. 4, scored 22 runs in 55 deliveries he faced.
He had scored a fair enough time at the crease when he paid the price of playing a full length delivery just outside off stump. Kohli tried to drive it and got a faint edge to the wicket keeper, who took a straight forward catch.
The moment he was caught behind India's batting legend Sunil Gavaskar analysed the Indian skipper's poor shot selection and also suggested a possible solution so that he doesn't commits the same mistake.
The video snippet tweeted by BCCI Tv showed Gavaskar, who was in the commentary box, saying Virat Kohli is showing his same old weakness that he encountered during England tour.
"You can see that same old weakness of Virat Kohli. See, how the bat is going hard at the ball. And I think you'll see, his balance is not quite there. One of the problems with the wide stance that he has, is that the balance is not there.
Commenting over Kohli's stance, the former India captain suggested,"He's standing on middle stump he's now gone outside the off-stump with that shuffle and he's again playing around sixth or seventh-stump. Deliveries that he doesn't needs to play, I believe that if he can shorten the stance, just that little bit, his balance will be much better."