The Indian Test captain, Virat Kohli, who is known for his flamboyant attitude, is one of the most entertaining cricketers ever. No one celebrates the dismissal of the opposite teams like Virat Kohli, probably even more than the bowlers. From motivating his teammates to interacting with the crowd, Virat Kohli knows how to win the hearts of his fans with his antics.
With the third and final Test match against South Africa in Cape Toen going on, another such instance took place.
Well, in the afternoon session of the ongoing series decider match of the series, South Africa suffered a middle-order collapse. The Indian bowlers ran through the Proteas batters and helped India in getting back to the driving seat.
Though, the partnership of Temba Bavuma and Keegan Petersen looked to threaten the Indian attack, however, Mohammed Shami came to India’s rescue as he picked two wickets in just three balls before Jasprit Bumrah walked in and sent Marco Jansen back to the pavilion at the stroke of Tea. As the game resumed, Kohli took a low catch at the slip to dismiss Bavuma. Two deliveries later, Rishabh Pant caught Kyle Verreynne behind the wicket.
Impressed with the comeback of the Indian cricket team, the Indian skipper urged the Indian dugout to get behind the team, shouting “Keep clapping boys” and the players obliged immediately to it, clapping in a unique synchronized manner.
The video of the same has been going viral on the internet. Here, watch the video:
Kohli celebrates the wickets.. looks towards his team dug out and shouts ‘Keep Clapping Boys.. Keep Clapping’ and this follows..
This guy just creates an amazing atmosphere in the match.. pic.twitter.com/ens77zqg3M
— Kanav Bali? (@Concussion__Sub) January 12, 2022
Meanwhile, as the fans praised Virat Kohli for motivating the Indian dug-out, veteran player Jaydev Unadkat took to his Twitter and revealed that the incident looks similar. He wrote:
“Something looks familiar here!”
Here, check out his Tweet:
Something looks familiar here! ? https://t.co/zWZPNRiA6a
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) January 12, 2022
For the unversed, this unique act which was noticed at the Indian dugout for the first time was earlier witnessed by the Saurashtra team during the 2018/19 tournament.
“It started a couple of years back,” Jaydev Unadkat told ESPNcricinfo. “In a Ranji Trophy game, there aren’t that many spectators in all the games. So you need to create that atmosphere where you feel good about yourself and you back your bowlers really well. I think it’s something that gets us in our zone, which is really good. For a team to have a routine and get into that zone is something I love personally as well. If I’m bowling, and they start clapping and that atmosphere comes up, I really get that punch. And it’s the same with everyone”
Talking about the game, South Africa was bowled for 210 runs, with India taking a lead of 14 runs. The ongoing 3-match Test series between India and South Africa is currently balanced at 1-1. The ongoing game will decide the fate of the ongoing Test series.
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