Johannesburg: Virat Kohli-led Team India had a forgettable start to their South African tour after having lost the first Test to the Proteas by 72 runs.
Despite a fighting effort by the Men in Blue, it was Vernon Philander’s six-wicket heroics which took the hosts home a win.
While Hardik Pandya (93 runs) was the star of the first innings, it was a 49-run partnership between Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar which had given some hope to the visitors.
Ahead of the second Test in Johannesburg, the Ravi Shastri-coached side visited the India House here, where they met the High Commissioner.
They also interacted Ali Bacher, a former South African cricketer.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) official Twitter handle posted a series of pictures from the trip.
Shikhar Dhawan, too, posted a picture on Twitter of the same.
A good outing with the guys at the High Commissioner's house in Johannesburg! Great to see everyone in the new formal outfits😊😊 pic.twitter.com/VAmin9iP2B— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 11, 2018
The second Test begins on Saturday, as the visitors hope to bounce back and level the series 1-1.