Virat Kohli is known as an aggressive customer on the cricket field. His aggression was on full display during the first ODI between South Africa and India. Previously, Virat was also involved in a controversy surrounding his stump mic antics during the test series against South Africa.
During the first ODI encounter between South Africa and India, Virat was involved in a heated exchange with the South African captain Temba Bavuma. The incident took place in the 36th over of the South Africa innings, who opted to bat first after winning the toss.
The video of the exchange between the two stars of the teams has gone viral. In the video, Bavuma can be seen playing a shot, which went straight towards Kohli at the cover region, who after grabbing the ball threw it back at Rishabh Pant at a brisk pace that even the wicketkeeper failed to hold onto it.
Following the incident, Bavuma didn’t seem happy with Kohli’s reaction, which led to the exchange of words between the two.
Watch the altercation between Virat Kohli and Bavuma
Words exchange between Virat and Temba Bavuma pic.twitter.com/YpOCJFzIEC
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Speaking of the encounter, South Africa registered an easy win over the Indian team as India’s middle order failed to put up a good fight again. Riding on centuries by South Africa captain Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen, the hosts piled a stiff 296-4 after 50 overs. Bavuma hit 110 and van der Dussen made an impressive 129 not out off just 96 balls.
India in response got off to a promising start to reach 152-2 with 79 by Dhawan and 51 from Virat Kohli in his first game since giving up the Test captaincy. But India lost 7 wickets in a space of 76 runs and lost all momentum. Thakur scored a fifty but his efforts were too late as India lost the encounter by 31 runs.
• Virat Kohli was involved in a heated argument with SA skipper Temba Bavuma.
• South Africa register a dominant win over India in the first ODI.