Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) donning gloves which had pink patches. Apart from it, his bat Kohli had a pink coloured rubber grip on the handle and sponsor sticker on it was pink in colour as well. Kohli’s special gesture was for breast cancer awareness and in support of McGrath Foundation. Ind vs Aus 4th Test Live Score Updates.
The New Year Test at the SCG is called a 'Pink Test’ in remembrance of former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath's late wife Jane McGrath. In 2008 McGrath’s wife died after suffering from breast cancer and from 2009 onwards the Test at SCG is called the ‘Pink Test’.
The day three of the ‘Pink Test’ is reserved as "Jane McGrath Day" and the Ladies Stand at the venue will be temporarily renamed The Jane McGrath Stand for the day. The money raised throughout the ‘Pink Test’ will go to Glenn McGrath Foundation. India vs Australia 4th Test at Sydney Will Be a 'Pink Test', Here’s Why
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2019
Kohli came out to bat at the fall of Mayank Agarwal’s wicket. The youngster scored 77 before being caught at long-on. Earlier, India won the toss and decided to bat first. The visitors lost opener KL Rahul early once again.
Virat Kohli @imVkohli showing his passionate support for the McGrath Foundation with his pink bat and gloves 🙏
— McGrath Foundation (@McGrathFdn) January 3, 2019
However, Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara then steadied the Indian innings and added 116 runs for the second wicket. In the process, Agrawal scored his second Test half-century. After his dismissal, Kohli came out to bat and shared a half-century stand with Pujara. The Indian captain was then dismissed after the tea break on an individual score of 23 off Josh Hazlewood’s bowling.