A widely circulated video on social media captured the moment when Kohli graciously signed an RCB jersey for a young fan and posed for a photograph with him.
The former skipper looked in good touch on the first day for his 38 before Kagiso Rabada’s late away swinger had him caught behind.
Kohli reached another landmark as he became the highest run-getter for India in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2019-2025. He surpassed Rohit Sharma to achieve the milestone. Kohli scored 2101 runs in 57 innings. While Rohit made 2097 runs in 42 innings.
Apart from Kohli and Rohit, Cheteshwar Pujara holds the third place on the list with 1769 runs in 62 innings. Following that Ajinkya Rahane (1589 runs in 49 innings) and Rishabh Pant (1575 runs in 41 innings) stand on the list respectively.
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Kohli also broke batting legend and current head coach Rahul Dravid’s record on Day 1 of the match. He needed 16 runs to go past Dravid’s tally of 1252 runs against Proteas in Tests.
The Indian run machine now has 1274 runs, at an average of 55.39, against South Africa in Tests. He has gone past Dravid, who was third in the tally ahead of the opening Test, to become third in the Test run getter for India against South Africa.