Twitter Reacts As Temba Bavuma Accompanies Faf du Plessis For Toss

Twitter Reacts As Temba Bavuma Accompanies Faf du Plessis For Toss

Temba Bavuma came as a proxy captain with Faf du Plessis. Twitter

The South African team has had a rough time in India. Nothing has gone their way including the toss. The Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis had lost nine consecutive tosses in Asia and tried something new for the third and final Test in Ranchi. Faf du Plessis had his deputy Temba Bavuma with him to call the shots at the toss.

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However, nothing change for the visitors as Indian captain Virat Kohli once again had the rub of the green on his side as he won the toss and decided to bat first. Kohli called it a no-brainer to bat first at Ranchi.

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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. BCCI Twitter

South Africa has got off to a good start.

Meanwhile, South Africa has made as many as five changes to their playing XI. On the other hand, India has brought in debutant Shahbaz Nadeem in place of pacer Ishant Sharma. In fact, Nadeem was added to the Indian squad last evening after Kuldeep Yadav had complained of shoulder pain.

Virat Kohli said at the toss, “We’ll bat first. It looks like a good wicket. In fact, it will be hard upfront and then got slower. Like the typical Ranchi wicket. It’s a no-brainer to bat first on this one. I don’t think it’s gonna be slow but it will keep lower than Pune maybe. Should spin at a decent pace. As long as it turns with pace on the ball, we don’t mind the bounce. Just one change – Ishant has been given a break. Shahbaz Nadeem makes his debut.

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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. BCCI

India hasn’t got off to a good start as they have lost two early wickets. South Africa’s pack leader Kagiso Rabada has sent back Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara.

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The hosts’ have already bagged the series 2-0 but the final Test match is not a dead rubber as 40 points are on offer for both sides in the ongoing ICC Test Championship.

Here is how Twitter reacted to toss:

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