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Twitterati Go On The Offensive Virat Kohli after getting dismissed in Newlands

Kohli came out to bat after India had suffered a double setback with early dismissals of both it’s openers – Murali Vijay (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (16).

India captain Virat Kohli failed to deliver in the Indian batting challenge while chasing a mediocre target in the opening Test of the three-match series at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on Monday. Chasing a 208-run target, Kohli came out to bat after India had suffered a double setback with both openers — Murali Vijay (13) and Shikhar Dhawan (16) – dismissed early. The Indian skipper, who scored just 5 runs in the first innings, could manage 28 runs before being dismissed by Vernon Philander.

The India batsmen failed to capitalise after their bowlers skittled out South Africa for just 130 in their second innings, setting the visitors a target of 208 runs.

Just after Kohli’s departure, fans on social media platform Twitter started trolling the Indian skipper.

There is already some pressure on the Indian team, with the ongoing series being seen as a litmus test – and India have never won a single Test series in six attempts in the Rainbow Nation. India have won just two Tests, drawn seven and lost eight in South Africa.

India ended the day on 28 for three, and are trailing by 258 runs.

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