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Cape Town Test: Virat Kohli wants help from Cheteshwar Pujara on essential Day 3, says Sunil Gavaskar

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Legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar stated India will want Virat Kohli to play a vital knock on Day 3, including that the South Africa bowlers shall be eyeing the captain’s wicket early when the 2 groups resume what has been an engrossing battle within the third Test, the collection finale, up to now.

India went to Stumps on Day 2 with their noses forward as captain Kohli and Pujara batted out greater than 11 overs collectively and added 33 runs whereas remaining unbeaten for the third wicket. India have been in a spot of hassle after Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen bought the wickets of openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul however the two senior batters helped settle the workforce’s nerves with a stable partnership within the remaining hour.Virat Kohli is excessive on confidence after having made a disciplined 79 within the first innings. Kohli seemed assured in his 39-ball keep within the center alongside along with his Pujaraa, who confronted 31 balls for an unbeaten 9 on Day 2.India sealed a 70-run lead after attending to 53/2 at Stumps. Earlier within the day, a 5-wicket haul from Jasprit Bumrah helped India bowl South Africa out for 210.”Well, if he stays the whole day, then India, you can say, will go on to win the game. His wicket is the one that South Africa will be looking for (on Day 3),” Gavaskar instructed Star Sports.”I think Marco Jansen made a mistake by coming around the wicket. When he bowled over the wicket, he got out him in Centurion. It was easier for Virat Kohli. I still feel that if Jansen has to get him out, bowling over the wicket will be a better option for him,” he added.PUJARA SHOULD GIVE KOHLI CONFIDENCE: GAVASKARMeanwhile, Gavaskar stated Pujara shall be well-served if he performs his pure sport on Day 3. The former captain urged the senior batter to offer help to captain Kohli, highlighting that it’s good to see him transfer the scoreboard proactively.Pujara, who hit a free-flowing 43 within the first inning, seemed stable as he denied South Africa pacers one other wicket in direction of the tip of Day 2.”Well, he has got to play the game he knows best. What we have seen in the recent innings is that he is looking to push that scoreboard a lot. It’s a very, very good sign because he is looking to do that without taking any undue risks. That’s what he has a to do. His judgement around the off-stump is pretty good in this series,” Gavaskar spoke of Pujara.”When he is getting a half-volley, he is putting it away.”He ought to give Kohli firm. The captain can hit the nice balls for boundaries. What Kohli wants is help from the opposite finish. He wants the boldness that any individual wants to stay round with him.”