During the first Test of the three-match series against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli set a new milestone for his country in Test cricket. Kohli did it without facing a single ball in the Test match. Kohli became the Indian captain with the most toss victories in Test cricket, surpassing former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin, after winning the toss and deciding to bat first in the gloomy circumstances at the SuperSport Park.

Kohli won the toss for the 30th time as India’s Test captain, and in his previous 29 tosses, India had won 23 games. “We are going to bat first. Our strength has been putting runs on the board while playing away from home. On Days 2-3, the pitch tends to pick up speed “After electing to bat first, Kohli said. For the first Test, India selected five batters, choosing Ajinkya Rahane above Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari, and resting Ishant Sharma.

“Our success away from home began with the series we played here the previous time. It’s a difficult spot to play. The South African unit is always strong, and they are well-versed in the circumstances. The preparation has been fantastic. Kohli continued, “I was fortunate to receive the centre-wicket for practice.”

Marco Jansen, on the other hand, was given his first cap by South Africa. “I’m nice and comfortable, and I’m looking forward to a fantastic Test series. In Johannesburg, we enjoyed a great week of camp. We’ve done our best to prepare. Marco Jansen is a first-year player. A tall left-arm bowler who played effectively as an all-rounder against India A. Mulder. Our spinner is Kesh. The pacers are KG, Lungi, and Marco, “Dean Elgar said.