Virat Kohli jubilantly waves at daughter Vamika while walking back at lunch in Cape Town Test

Kohli, who scored a gritty 79 in India’s first innings, played cautiously in the third innings.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter/Sritama Panda)

The ongoing third Test between India and South Africa is proceeding like a rollercoaster. With the series being poised at 1-1, the winner of this clash would walk away with the series triumph. Notably, India have never won a Test series in South Africa. Hence, history is on the line. With so much to play for in Cape Town, intensity across both camps is incredibly high.

However, the game also witnessed a light moment following the conclusion of the first session on Day 3. As the players were walking back to the dugout, Virat Kohli, who was then unbeaten at the crease alongside Rishabh Pant, waved to his daughter Vamika. The Indian skipper was on his way to the dressing room when he saw his little daughter cheering for him.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma celebrated Vamika’s birthday recently

Kohli even made some funny faces as he and Rishabh Pant walked back to the dressing room. Notably, Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s daughter Vamika turned 1 on January 11 (Tuesday). The couple had a small party to celebrate the occasion in the presence of members of the team members.

Meanwhile, Kohli, who scored a gritty 79 in India’s first innings, played cautiously in the third innings. At 58/4, the visitors were reeling big time and India needed a big partnership at that time. However, Kohli found a potent partner in Rishabh Pant as the duo batted their side out of the trouble. The Indian skipper did manage to face 143 deliveries in the innings but could only manage 29 runs.

Fortunately for India, Pant put up a batting exhibition at the Newlands and smashed South African bowlers for fun. On a track where other batters struggled, Pant brought up his fourth Test ton. He also became the first overseas wicketkeeper-batter to slam Test centuries in England, Australia and South Africa.

Riding on his brilliance, India set South Africa a stern target of 212 runs. At the track is constantly deteriorating with time, Jasprit Bumrah and other Indian pacers would back themselves to bundle South Africa out. However, one must not forget the Dean Elgar-led side chased down 240 in the preceding Johannesburg Test.

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