Yes, it is true, if we look into records. India take on South Africa today in what is a virtual quarter final for both the teams. India have won one and lost one but today they do not stand a stand to win, they batted first in both the encounters. But the feeling is that Virat Kohli has made the wrong call and we have ample proof to prove that. Virat Kohli has had an off-day the last time India played against Sri Lanka but all said and done Virat Kohli backs himself in a high-pressure match. In the press conference Virat made it clear that they crave for such opportunities and such matches. The commentators believe that, Ravi Shastri said, “South Africa losing the toss is a blessing in disguise. The ball is not coming onto the bat properly and 280 could be a winning total.”

But then why are we jumping the trigger and calling Virat Kohli’s decision wrong.

Well, here it goes. India has lost its last seven games against South Africa when they have chased. Losing twice or thrice is allright, but when you lose seven consecutive times, then there is something this particular opposition knows about you which others do jot.

Also if you delve deeper you will see in ICC knockout games like this one India have lost four and won five out of 11 matches, 2 of those matches did not have a result.

As we speak, South Africa have got off to a sedate start. they are 37 after the first ten overs. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are playing risk-free cricket and are really laying a strong foundation for the likes of Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers.

The fielsing has been wanting in this match already, it has been scratchy.