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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli clears air on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer both coming out to bat at No 4

Pant and Iyer both walked out to bat at the same time, creating confusion in the process.
India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli clears air on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer both coming out to bat at No 4 Virat Kohli said that It was a little funny as well because they both wanted to walk in. (Photo: BCCI)
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Team India's winning run in T20I was halted by South Africa after fine half-century by skipper Quinton de Kock and great bowling by South African bowlers helped them beat Men in Blue by 9 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday and level the series 1-1.

Virat Kohli won the toss and surprisingly decided to bat first. After the dismissal of opener Shikhar Dhawan, there was a miscommunication" between Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer which nearly saw both players walking out to bat at the same time, creating confusion in the process.

In the end it was Pant who eventually walked in to join his captain at the number four position. Kohli was asked about the incident in the post-match press conference  "I think there was a miscommunication. That was what I understood afterward," he said.

"The batting coach had a word with both of them. There was a misunderstanding over who has to go at what stage," Kohli said. "It was a little funny as well afterward because they both wanted to walk in. So it would have been very funny if both reached the pitch, you know three batsmen in the field."

 Asked who was originally slated to bat at number four, Kohli said they "had plans" according to phases.

"I think after 10 overs what we had decided was that Rishabh would walk in, and before that, Shreyas had to walk in. But I think both of them got confused and didn't realise who has to walk in at what stage of the game," Kolhi said.

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