Virat Kohli Hug To Dean Elgar On His Last Test Match From International

Dean Elgar finished his international cricket career with a final inning. In his last Test match against India at Newlands in Cape Town, Elgar scored 12 runs in South Africa’s second innings.

While facing a delivery from around the wicket outside off, Elgar could have let it go, but he extended his bat, causing an edge. Virat Kohli, positioned at first slip, easily caught the ball. This marked the end of Elgar’s batting in international cricket.

As the captain left the field in his last game, Indian players congratulated him, and Kohli even gave him a hug. Kohli also encouraged the crowd to show their respect by bowing down to the retiring player.

Virat Kohli Hug To Dean Elgar On His Last Test Match

Virat Kohli is known for some unique actions on the cricket field. However, he also knows how to win the hearts of his fans. In the second test, when Elgar got out, Kohli chose not to celebrate the wicket as a sign of respect. Instead, he hugged Elgar and said goodbye, showing sportsmanship and kindness.

Dean Elgar has had quite a Test career, playing 85 matches. In the 150 innings he played, he scored 5331 runs with an average of 38.4 and a strike rate of 47.8. His highest score in a single inning was 199. Throughout these innings, he managed to score 14 centuries and 23 half-centuries.

Test 2 Day 1st Highlight

On the first day of the match, a lot happened with 22 wickets falling, including Elgar and de Zorzi getting out. Mohammed Siraj bowled exceptionally well, taking 6 wickets, showing swing, seam, and accuracy.

Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar also took two wickets each. When it was India’s turn to bat, they scored only 153 runs, taking a lead of 98 runs. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Nandre Burger each took three wickets, and there was one run-out. The day was full of intense cricket action with both teams having their moments.


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