SA vs IND: Virat Kohli’s stunner helps him join elite list
The ongoing Test series between South Africa and India is proving to be a pretty even contest. While the visitors won the first Test in Centurion, the hosts made a spectacular comeback to win the second Test in Johannesburg. Besides, the series decider in Cape Town is also proving to be a cracker of a contest.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli was absolutely sensational with the bat on the first day of the Newlands Test. However, it was his catching skills that managed to grab the headlines on day two. During the second session of the second innings, the 33-year-old took his 100th catch in the longest format of the game.
Thus, this ensured that he joins an elite list of cricketers from the country. Kohli achieved this milestone of taking 100 catches by taking a low catch to dismiss Temba Bavuma. He dived to his left to take a one-handed stunner.
Kohli has now climbed to sixth in the list of most catches by Indian fielder. It is to be noted that with 209 catches, Rahul Dravid holds the record for taking the most number of catches by an Indian fielder in the longest format of the game.
Most caches (outfield) for India in Tests:
Rahul Dravid – 209 catches in 163 matches
VVS Laxman – 135 catches in 134 matches
Sachin Tendulkar – 115 catches in 200 matches
Sunil Gavaskar – 108 catches in 125 matches
Mohammad Azharuddin – 105 catches in 99 matches
Virat Kohli – 100* catches in 99 matches