Though India managed to limit South Africa to a paltry 194 in the first innings, the day was not without any criticisms for Virat Kohli and company. From Kohli frustratingly wasting reviews to Bhuvneshwar Kumar's selection predictions after yet another brilliant display, Twitterati discussed it all.
Brief Scores: India 187/10 & 49/1 (Murali Vijay 13*, KL Rahul 16*; V Philander 1/17) leads South Africa 194 (Hashim Amla 61, Vernon Philander 35; Jasprit Bumrah 5/54, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/44) by 42 runs.
Sarcasm on point! :P
Bhuvneshwar takes another. Totally made sense to drop him from the last Test..who needs players that can take wickets and score runs? #SAvIND— Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 25, 2018
These kinds of pitches should be banned!
How to lay bat on ball on this pitch? You only hope that you don't. Elgar has finally managed to edge one. #INDvSA— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) January 25, 2018
You often hear players saying "you're never in on this pitch". This is that pitch. This isn't a fair pitch in a bat vs ball contest.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 25, 2018
Looks like Amla picked up something from Pujara's innings!
Has Amla picked up something from Pujara's innings or is it just the way to bat on this pitch#SAvIND— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 25, 2018
Rabada has played more ball than KL Rahul.#WTFFact— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 25, 2018
Yeah, what the hell Kohli! :(
Kohli takes DRS for bat before wicket and didn't take for a LBW call against Kohli that looked 50-50.— Vignesh Ananthasubramanian (@MadridistaSays) January 25, 2018
Waiting for Kohli fans to defend him for this
Kohli doesn't review the decision against DeVilliers. Must be saving the review against Philander #SAvsIND— GoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) January 25, 2018
Dhoni: Do you miss me? :P
Kohli wants to review— GoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) January 25, 2018
Looks behind the stumps
Never mind. Let's play #SAvsIND
We will miss you for the next Test match Bhuvi! :(
So glad this is not a 4 Test series. Bhuvi has done enough to get himself dropped for the next Test. #SAvInd— cricBC (@cricBC) January 25, 2018
We did this to Rabada! -_-
You thought the KG stood for Kagiso. Now you know his real name is Kris Gayle Rabada 🏏— Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) January 25, 2018
The star of the day!
Terrific innings for Jasprit Bumrah and India, restricting South Africa's lead to an inconsequential 7 runs. We won't be here on Sunday, folks. pic.twitter.com/0v5YUQVB1g— Junia Stainbank (@mjstainbank) January 25, 2018
He made his debut in the first match. By match 3 he is already a seasoned, reliable bowler for Virat. Well done Jasprit Bumrah! 👏👏👏🙏— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 25, 2018