India captain Virat Kohli was at his forward best throughout a news conference on the eve of the first check between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

Following the 3-match T20I series that finished with a 1-1 scoreline, India gears up for their second assignment in World Test Championships - a 3-Test series against South Africa, beginning October 2.

Apparently, quite a few journalists had turned up for the pre-match news conference in Visakhapatnam, left Virat Kohli gently stunned.

"Nobody (from the media) turns up for T20Is. Everyone's simply chilling," Virat Kohli aforesaid with a smile on his face.

India's start to the season was marred by rain in Dharamsala because the 1st T20I against South Africa was washed out without a ball bowled. However, Virat Kohli's men won the second T20I before losing the third to a spirited Quinton First State Kock-led new-look South Africa aspect.

Notably, Quinton First State Kock had called the pre-match news conference Mohali T20I a "dull one". South Africa’s captain was stunned there have been only a few queries exhibit throughout the news conference such a lot in order that he asked the reporters if that was it for the session.

Earlier within the day, India captain Virat Kohli confirmed Rohit Sharma can open within the first test. He additionally aforesaid Wriddhiman Saha would come to the enjoying XI in place of Rishabh Pant. R Ashwin additionally makes his return to the enjoying XI after missing the test series in the West Indies.

And you would like to be cautious during a team atmosphere wherever you perceive once to bring a player back and once to grant another guy additional opportunities" he reasoned.

"I felt currently, it is the right time for Saha to return back and find into his zone," aforesaid Kohli.