The test series played between India and South Africa was won by the hosts 2-1. Team India’s dream of winning the Test series on African soil after 29 years was shattered. After losing the series, captain Virat Kohli described the batsmen’s performance as disappointing. The Indian team’s batting was a flop in all three games of the series. Thanks to the bowlers, the team won the first match, but in the remaining two matches, the bowlers also lost their rhythm. This was the reason why the team failed to win the series once again in Africa.
All the veterans of the cricket world express their reaction to the defeat of India. Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has also given a big reason for India’s defeat. According to him, the Indian team found it difficult to take the field in Africa with five batsmen as many of them were not in good shape. The former Pakistani cricketer feels that if youngsters like Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari and Priyank Panchal, who are in good form, had been given the chance to play in the XI, the outcome might have been different.
Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel that he is surprised that the strong India team had to face defeat against the inexperienced South Africa team. He said that the Indian team needs to change their hitting approach. Experienced hitters like Rahane and Pujara had opportunities on the team, but they weren’t in great shape. He said that form and experience have different meanings. You gave the experienced players a chance, but they couldn’t do anything special and the team had to bear the brunt.
You will be surprised to know that in the entire series, only 2 batsmen were able to score an Indian century apart from these, no batsman was able to reach the century. The batting of the India team, which looks strong in the statistics, was completely beaten in the test series against Africa. During the entire test series, only 2 centuries and 5 half centuries were scored by the India side.