Watch : Virat Kohli dedicates half century to Vamika


Cape Town: Former Indian captain Virat Kohli dedicated his daughter Vamika a blistering half-century, which he scored in the third and final One Day International of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa at the Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday.

Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma and little daughter Vamika, who was seen for the first time on live television were seen supporting the 33-year-old in the stands in Cape Town. On his half-century the right-hander looked visibly happy, as he dedicated his half-century to daughter Vamika with a special celebration, which was too adorable to see. Anushka meanwhile clapped for her husband and appreciated his hard-fought knock. Check out the video here:

The Delhi-born batsman who recently announced his decision to step down as the Test skipper of the Indian team has been struggling for form but battled to a hard-fought fifty in Cape Town as India are looking to chase a target of 288. Kohli took 63 balls to reach his second fifty in the ongoing ODI series. Kohli failed to convert his half-century into a three-digit score as he got dismissed on 65 by Keshav Maharaj who also got the better of him in the 2nd ODI.

Following Kohli’s dismissal opening batter Shikhar Dhawan also hit his second half-century of the series with a quick-fire knock of 61 in 73 balls. He was dismissed by Andile Phehlukwayo in the 23rd over of the innings. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was dismissed for a golden duck in the same over.

Earlier batting first South Africa had posted 287 on the board thanks to hundred from Quinton de Kock and fifty from Rassie van der Dussen. Quinton de Kock’s record 124. He was ably assisted by Rassie van der Dussen, whoc scored a 59-ball 52, following which David Miller looked to add finishing touches with his 38-ball 39.

India suffered an embarrassing 0-3 whitewash by a South African team in transition after falling four runs short in the third and final ODI. Having earlier lost the opener by 31 runs and the second ODI by seven wickets. Earlier, they had also lost the Test series 2-1.


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