After the heavy defeat in the opening game, skipping the session was unsurprisingly not an option as the players had an intense two-hour training.
The BCCI shared a video of the team’s practice session on X:
India’s dream of winning a Test series in South Africa for the first time was ended inside three days as they crashed to an innings and 32 runs defeat at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday.
With the series consisting of only two matches India can at best earn a share of the honours if they win the second Test.
India had no answer to South Africa’s pace attack as they crashed to 131 all out in their second innings, after conceding a 163-run first innings lead.
Virat Kohli hit an aggressive 76 for India before he was last man out but the rest of the batting collapsed against South Africa’s fast bowlers on a lively pitch.
Dean Elgar was named man of the match in his final Test on his home ground. He has announced he will retire from international cricket after the second Test.
Former captain Elgar, who led the team on the field after Bavuma’s injury, will captain the team in Cape Town.