New Delhi. The second Test between India and South Africa is being played in Johannesburg. But before the start of this match, Team India suffered a major blow. Virat Kohli is not playing in this Test due to back pain. In his place, KL Rahul, who was recently appointed as the co-captain of the Test team, got the opportunity to captain. Also in the Johannesburg Test team co-captain Jaspreet Bumrah.
Virat Kohli Due to being out of the team Hanuma Bihari Was included in the team. But instead of Bihari Shreyas Iyer Demands for being elected were also strong. Because he made history by scoring a century and a half century in his debut Test against New Zealand recently. He became the first Indian to score a century and fifty in his debut Test. In such a situation, Iyer could have got a chance in playing-11. However, he was not available for election only. Because his stomach was bad.
Virat dropped out of the second Test due to back pain
A statement issued by the BCCI said that regular India captain Virat Kohli had complained of stiffness and pain in his upper back this morning. That is why he is not playing in the Johannesburg Test. The BCCI medical team is monitoring him. In his absence, KL Rahul will lead the team. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer was not selected for stomach problems. The BCCI’s statement clearly means that if Iyer was fit, Hanuma could have got a chance to replace Bihari.
Shreyas Iyer made a great Test debut
We tell you that both Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Bihari did not get a chance in the Centurion Test. Instead of these two, the team management relied on veteran Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. As far as Iyer is concerned, he made his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur and scored a century in the first innings and a fifty in the second innings. He also played in the Mumbai Test against New Zealand. But could not play big innings.
At the same time, Bihari played his last Test against Australia in January 2021 in Sydney. Despite being injured in this Test, he played an important role in avoiding the defeat of the team. Bihari then batted for 161 minutes and teamed up with Ashwin to save India from defeat.
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Bihari was sent on a tour of South Africa with the India team before the Test series against South Africa. He scored 3 half centuries in 5 innings in this tour. Due to this, his demand to be selected in the team was strong.
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