Two things never stop coming for Virat Kohli, one is runs and the other is records. After enforcing a follow-on on South Africa in the third Test in Ranchi, the Indian captain Kohli surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin to enforce the most number of follow-ons on opposition among Indian skippers. After South Africa were bowled out for 162 runs in the first innings, India enforced follow-on the visitors. With this, the Indian team has enforced follow-ons 8 times under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Azhar, who lead India in 47 Tests, had enforced follow-on 7 times on opposition. Hence, 30-year-old Kohli is on the top of the list now. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
Other inclusions in the lists are MS Dhoni (5) and Sourav Ganguly (4). Under Kohli, India team also enforced follow-on twice in a single home series since 1993/94. Then, India had enforced Sri Lanka follow-ons in two Tests matches in Lucknow and Bengaluru. Also, South Africa suffered a consecutive following-on in Tests earlier against Australia in 2001/02. The Tests were played at Sydney Cricket Ground and Johannesburg. Virat Kohli's 'Tiger Act' in India vs South Africa Match Sends Social Media in Frenzy.
Meanwhile in ongoing India vs South Africa 3rd Test, India smashed massive 497-9 (dec) in the first innings with the help of Rohit Sharma’s astonishing double century (212) and Ajinkya Rahane’s hundred (115). Ravindra Jadeja hit a half-century (51) to help India reach such a mammoth score. India lead the Test series 2-0 and are inching towards another victory in the third match.