South Africa suffering from Kohlitis, says Ntini

Published: Dec 22, 2013, 01:09 IST | Debasish Datta

Former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini said Virat Kohli was unfortunate not to get a hundred in both innings of the opening India vs South Africa Test here on Saturday.

Ntini felt Kohli’s splendid batting deserved a feat like this. The middle order batting star would have been the first Indian Test batsman to score a century in both innings against South Africa. Interestingly, no batsman from the sub-continent has achieved such an honour.

The last batsman to perform this feat in the Rainbow Nation was Australia’s Phil Hughes in Durban on the 2008-09 tour.  Aussie great Ricky Ponting has scored a hundred in both innings against South Africa twice.

Meanwhile, Kohli still disappointed over his bruised body being repeatedly shown on television during the third ODI at Centurion, asked this correspondent as to why the South African television network stopped showing the clips now — after India’s performance.

He felt he was unjustifiably targetted after not scoring big in just two games. 

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