File pic of Virat Kohli.© AFP
India suffered a massive setback just ahead of the toss for the second Test against South Africa as captain Virat Kohli was ruled out due to an upper back spasm. Opening batter KL Rahul is leading the team in Kohli’s absence with India aiming to win their first-ever Test series on South African soil. Right-hander Hanuma Vihari, who was part of the India A squad for the South Africa tour, has come in as replacement for Kohli in the playing XI. Apart from that there are no other changes in the Indian team from the first Test.
“Virat is having an upper back spasm. The physios are working on him and hopefully he will recover in time for the next Test,” KL Rahul said at the toss when asked about Kohli’s absence.
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