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For a batter as great as Virat Kohli, it can sometimes be difficult to accept that he is beaten. The game of the legends, even their greatness perhaps, is shaped by their utter belief in themselves and their method.

Sometimes that belief can turn to arrogance but at other times, as Kohli showed on a spicy pitch at Newlands, it can turn into a vehicle that allows them to adapt as few others can.

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It was cloudy when the Indian skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. The pitch at Cape Town is known to assist spinners in the second half of the game and runs on the board were always going to be an advantage. The Indian team had expected the cloud cover to disperse sooner rather than later but the clouds hung around and the South African bowlers put in a disciplined performance to reduce India to 33/2.

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That was when Kohli joined Cheteshwar Pujara in the middle and while he still inspires confidence, one wasn’t quite sure how he’d choose to counter the South African pace attack. Would he, as Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane did in the second Test, go on the attack? Or would he, as perhaps coach Rahul…

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