Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli has fans all across the world and several Indians residing in South Africa had come out to watch the Newlands match. Virat scored only 5 and 28 in his two innings and seemed quite unhappy with the overall batting performance by his team on a pitch where the bowlers had run riot.
Though there were a few hopes of India’s victory, the guest batsmen were seen struggling for most parts of the first test match. There were many Indian fans who felt disheartened seeing their country’s team struggling with hosting countries lethal bowlers.
The Indian bowlers had given India big hopes after dismissing South Africa’s brilliant batting line-up for 130 in their second innings, but our batsmen couldn’t stand in front of pacer Vernon Philander who scalped six wickets. In pursuit of 208 runs, India lost wickets in bunches and were wrapped out for 135 in the final session, which resulted in their 72-run loss.
Despite the defeat, Indian fans came out in support of the Indian cricket team and backed them to retaliate and perform better in the next two matches of the three-Test series. Here’s how Virat Kohli’s fans showered love on Twitter, wishing him to do well in the next match.
It hurts seeing him like this. The haters and the fake fans will never stop this blame game. Come on guys, this is our first loss in 10 months! I know we will bounce back❤️ #SAvIND #ViratKohli #BleedBlue #FreedomSeries pic.twitter.com/YI4RBVE5nt
— Aakriti Joshi (@aakritijoshi5) January 9, 2018
@imVkohli,Slaam,Mr.Virat Kohli,aap sad mut honn,aagay aur bhi matches hainn,aap struggle krainn,disheart mut honn,sub ttheek hoga.🙂😐
— Sayeda Rubbia Peerza (@RubbiaPeerza) January 8, 2018
Give @imVkohli a breather, hope trolls don't spread negativity especially about the best times of his life, he is human, he is newly married, he can fail sometimes but others shd be questioned for no fight #IndvsSA #SAvIND #ViratKohli
— Suketa Shetty (@BeingSuketa) January 8, 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 8, 2018
— Virat kohli (@officialKohliFc) January 8, 2018