IND VS SA: ... Will Virat Kohli be able to do amazing?




IND VS SA: ... Will Virat Kohli be able to do amazing?



After being away from cricket for 21 years due to the ban, when South Africa visited India in 1991, everyone was looking at South Africa's performance, at the time, the team was in the hands of Mohammad Azharuddin. In this series against India, South Africa had proved that he is not a weak team. South Africa had lost the series 2-1 but South Africa's players did well on India's home ground. After that Team India's legendary captains visited South Africa, but they did not get success there. And now everyone's eyes are engaged on the Viraat.


Then South African fast bowler Allan Donald had taken five wickets in the first one-day match, proving how dangerous he was. Since then India's performance on the South Africa field has not been special. From Aharuddin to Dhoni, here's a team which has failed to win the series. Since 1992, 12 Test series has been played between the two teams. Of these six series South Africa has won, so the three series India has its name. Three series are drawn, but so far India has not been able to win a single test series on South Africa.



When Azharuddin was captain, India visited South Africa
India has played six Test series on the South African field, of which five have lost, while one series is drawing. In 1992, for the first time in the captaincy of team India Mohammed Azharuddin, he went to South Africa to play four Test matches and lost the series to 0-1. Through this series, players like India Pravin Amre and Ajay Jadeja had started Test career.

 Amre had surprised everyone by scoring the first Test century, and became the first player to score a Test century in India against South Africa. In the second Test, Sachin Tendulkar made a century, while Kapil Dev made a century in the third Test. It was Kapil Dev's last century of Test career. India played seven One Day matches against South Africa but had to face defeat in five matches. In the captaincy of Azharuddin, India returned and lost the ODI and ODI series.


Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid have not been able to do so:
In the captaincy of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, Team India has not even won a Test Series or ODI Series against South Africa on the South African field. In the captaincy of Tendulkar, India had toured South Africa to play a series of three Test matches in 1996 and lost the series 0-2. In front of Alan Donald's bowling, Team India's batsmen appeared unbearable. Donald made the series 'Man of the Series' taking 20 wickets in total.

 In the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly in 2001, Team India lost the series of two Test matches 0-1. Team India visited South Africa to play five one-dayers and three Test series in the captaincy of Rahul Dravid in 2006 and lost both the series. But under the captaincy of Dravid, Team India was successful in winning its first Test match on the South African field.


Dhoni will fail .. Will Kohli make history
In 2010, Team India visited South Africa to play three Tests and five ODIs. The three-match Test Series was drawing 1-1. This was the first time that India was able to draw a test series on the South African field. Team India lost 2-3 of the five-match ODI series.

In the year 2013, in the captaincy of Dhoni, team India had toured South Africa to play two Test matches and three ODIs and lost both the series. After a spectacular display against Sri Lanka, Team India has left for South Africa tour. In the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the 17-member team will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20 matches in South Africa.


In the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India has won 9 Test series for the last 30 months but this is the real test for Team India. If Team India wins the Test or ODI series on South Africa in Virat Kohli's captaincy, then the team Virat will be the first team to do so.



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