India Take On SA In ODIs : For First Time In Seven Years, All Eyes On Kohli The Batter
Millennium Post Delhi|January 19, 2022
Rahul, who is leading the side in the absence of an injured Rohit, is expected to turn to Kohli for advice during the series

PAARL (South Africa): The mighty Virat Kohli's presence in the Indian playing eleven as a mere player for the first time in seven years will be keenly followed while his potential successor in red-ball cricket, K L Rahul, will be judged for his captaincy in the three-match ODI series against South Africa beginning here on Wednesday.

Whether he is batting in the middle or fielding at the boundary line, Kohli's every move is tracked but some of that attention will now have to be shared by Rahul.

More importantly, will he be at his usual animated best on the field or will the cricketing world see a rather subdued Kohli after his stunning resignation from Test captaincy brought an end to his innings as official leader of the team across formats?

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