As the tour ends with another victory in favour of India in the 3rd T20I of the series against South Africa at Cape Town, skipper Virat Kohli received the coveted ICC Test Championship mace from two legends of the game. On behalf of ICC, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar and former South African Graeme Pollock presented the mace to Virat Kohli during the post-match ceremony. India ensured top spot in ICC Test rankings and prize of $1 million after their victory in 3rd Test at Johannesburg.
After receiving the mace, captain Kohli said, “It’s truly a great feeling to hold the ICC Test Championship mace again, which is an acknowledgement of our success in the truest format of the game. We’re proud of the way we have performed in Test matches over the past couple of years and our performances have reflected in the rankings. The quality of a side is judged in the way players step up when needed, and that is what our boys have done time and again.”