The second Test between South Africa and India will get underway from January 3 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The Test is historic for India in many ways. A win in Johannesburg will seal India's first series win in the Rainbow nation. Notably, India have never lost a Test in Johannesburg. They have played five Tests and won two of those games, while the remaining three ended in draws.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is also on the cusp of breaking a big milestone. Kohli has not been in the best of form in the last year or so. The batter has not scored a century since 2019. He was also stripped off his ODI leadership before the tour. However, he will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the new year.
Kohli has a staggering record at the Wanderers. The Indian skipper has scored 310 runs in four innings of two Tests in Johannesburg. He also has a century and two half-centuries at the venue. If he can score another 7 runs in the coming game, he will climb to the helm of most runs by a visiting batter in Johannesburg, leapfrogging former New Zealand batter John Reid who holds the record with 316 runs.
Kohli played his first game at Wanderers on the 2013 tour and scored 119 in the first innings of the game. He was all set to create history and become the first visiting batter to score centuries in both innings of a Test in Johannesburg but fell short by 4 runs. India also beat South Africa at Wanderers in the last series and once again, it was Virat Kohli, who paved way for a win with solid knocks of 54 and 41 in the first and second inning respectively.