India vs South Africa: Tour against Proteas would be Virat Kohli's real test, says Bishen Singh Bedi

"Kohli will now be competition with the best of world in South Africa. The tour of South Africa will be a test for Kohli," Bedi added.

PTI, Dec 29, 2017 20:32:36 IST

New Delhi: Spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi believes Indian skipper Virat Kohli is yet to face real competition and the upcoming tough tour of South Africa will test his batting as well as captaincy skills.

While Bedi praised PV Sindhu for her continued success against top players at the world level, he dared Kohli would be "struggling" to achieve what the Olympic medallist shuttler has attained over the years.

India vs South Africa: Tour against Proteas would be Virat Kohlis real test, says Bishen Singh Bedi

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

Bedi said Kohli will now face his real competition in the upcoming tour of South Africa.

"Sindhu has achieved a lot over the years and I dare Virat Kohli would be struggling," the former India cricket captain said.

"She has been competing with the best of the world, but Kohli will now be in competition with the best of world in South Africa. The tour of South Africa will be a test for Kohli," Bedi added.

Bedi's comments came in an event where the Sportstar magazine has been re-launched in a new, refreshed look.

The magazine was launched by sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with Bedi, hockey great Zafar Iqbal, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and PV Sindhu.

A host of other sporting dignitaries from various fields were also in attendance.

On the occasion, Malini Parthasarathy, co-Chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing, said, "Sports journalism is uniquely placed in the sense that it plays out on a terrain that is less combative or confrontational than political or social journalism. There are fewer villains in sports journalism and more heroes.

Updated Date: Dec 29, 2017 20:32:36 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254