India Vs South Africa Match: India Lost Against South Africa; Virat Kohli Gave Dreaded Stare To Rishabh Pant
India Cricket team on Sunday suffered defeat during the India vs South Africa ODI (One Day International) series. The Indian team lost the final ODI by 4 runs. The result meant India lost the ODI series 3-0.
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggled to perform well. His struggle with the bat ended with him getting out for a duck in the final match. He went for a big hoick over deep cover in the 23rd over bowled by South African pacer, Andile Phehlukwayo.
Rishabh Pant’s decision to smash the first ball of his innings backfired on the team. He went out for a duck when the team wanted him to score runs during the run chase. He was dismissed by Phehlukwayo who had him caught by Magala.
Virat Kohli’s reaction to Rishabh Pant’s dismissal
Standing at the non-striker’s end, batting icon Virat Kohli was left stunned by Pant’s dismissal in the 3rd ODI. He gave Pant a deadly stare because he scored a golden duck in the final encounter of the bilateral ODI series. Virat Kohli’s reaction went viral on social media. He kept staring at him without saying a word. He looked unhappy with Pant’s decision.
His dismissal came right after India lost set batter Shikhar Dhawan in the same over. Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer were also dismissed on 26 and 34 respectively. Half-centuries by Virat Kohli (65), Shikhar Dhawan (61), and Deepak Chahar (54) went in vain as the team lost the final match. Earlier, the team lost the first game by 31 runs and the second game by seven wickets.
India lost against South Africa
India had lost the Test series 1-2 against South Africa as well. Subsequently, Virat Kohli had decided to step down as the Test skipper. The Indian team will next lock horns with West Indies in three ODIs and three T20Is.