Virat Kohli spotted giving a head massage to Shikhar Dhawan on the sidelines of 3rd T20 at Cape Town

The Indian skipper found a nice way to make himself useful in the Indian dressing room despite missing out in Cape Town.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

A stiff back forced Indian skipper Virat Kohli to sit out from the third and series-deciding T20I between India and South Africa. The fixture could have been a memorable one for Kohli as he was on the verge of entering the record books. Kohli was just 17 short of his 2000th T20I run.

With series decider on the line, it came as a shock to every Indian cricket fan when Virat Kohli didn’t walk out for the toss last night at Cape Town. India was led by Rohit Sharma in the series decider instead. And the stand-in skipper did a commendable job to marshall his troops and win the high-octane clash. Rohit Sharma has previously been bestowed the captaincy reigns during Sri Lanka’s visit and successfully steered the team to victory.

However, despite being forced to the sidelines, Virat Kohli found himself to be of use. The Indian skipper was spotted giving opener Shikhar Dhawan a head massage on the dugout during last over of the first innings. Earlier, Dhawan had scored a quickfire 47, which could have probably earned him such a lucrative reward!

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Match Details

The Men in Blue clinched the T20I series 2-1 with a thrilling seven-run victory in the series decider last night at Cape Town.

Despite some nervy moments towards the end, Rohit Sharma showed some smart captaincy to keep things under control. Christiaan Jonker played a brilliant cameo at the end to keep South Africa in the hunt after the Proteas failed to keep up with the asking rate throughout the innings.

However, Rohit had Bhuvneshwar Kumar to thank as the Indian pacer kept his nerve, giving away only 11 off the last over when South Africa needed 19 runs to win.  In the end, South Africa could manage 165 for 6, chasing a target of 173.