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Huge boost for India as Virat Kohli starts batting in Nets ahead of Cape Town’s 3rd Test

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli will start the third and final Test against South Africa on January 11.

Kohli withdrew from the second Test due to upper back spasms and KL Rahul took over as captain in the absence of regular vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Now that Kohli had enough time to recover, he went to the Nets for some valuable game practice.

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The BCCI on Sunday shared photos from the India Networking meeting, which also showcased the picturesque Newlands Stadium.Among others seen practicing is Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Dravid also seen giving some pointers Chetshwar Puhara.

Check out BCCI’s tweet here:

In a virtual press conference ahead of the all-important series decider, Dravid also confirmed Kohli is feeling fine and will be back in the rhythm of the cricket test after a few practice sessions.

Virat Kohli should be fine in every way, he should be fine. He had a chance to run around, he had a chance to test it out.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credit: Twitter.

Hopefully there will be a couple of web conferences in Cape Town and he should be happy.All I heard, just chatting with him, he should be gone in four days,” Dravid said.

Apart from Kohli, India are also concerned that Mohamed Siraj is unlikely to play in Cape Town with a hamstring injury in the second Test.

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