South African Bus Drivers Find Indian Cricketers Very Welcoming

South African Bus Drivers Find Indian Cricketers Very Welcoming

Speaking about the series loss at a promotional event for the Chennai Super Kings, the former Indian captain said that if we can pick 20 wickets then we are always likely to win the test matches and that is something team India has done in both the test matches.

"To win a Test match, you need to take 20 wickets, we have taken 20 wickets".

The 21-year-old took six for 39 as South Africa clinched the three-match series with a 135-run win.

Shikhar Dhawan was beaten multiple times on the drive before falling to an atrocious shot, and skipper Kohli too walked towards the off-stump to fend a short ball he would have left alone had he not moved as much.

"As a team we will definitely lay out these things in the open and ask the guys to be honest about what they were thinking about at particular stages of the game".

"These conditions are something we are used to", he said. The Indian team has found new followers in the form of team bus drivers in South Africa.

The South African fielding and catching has been exceptional.

What's interesting to note is that batsmen of different styles have scored runs for South Africa.

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"I did my job in two sets against someone that's been troubling in the past for me", she told reporters. I gave her the confidence by making a lot of errors on the return games.

"This was completely different". I think with the height of our bowlers, India's batsmen have to work really hard to get their runs. They are known for their great batsmen and they've got really good bowlers as well.

India's recent performance in South Africa raises a major concern, why can't India win overseas?

Kohli dismissed suggestions that India were no longer worthy of their top ranking after the two defeats. We have taken 20 wickets. Irrespective of whether you are playing at home or outside.

In those series, which were played at home against subcontinental opposition, on pitches that were mostly placid, especially against Bangladesh, and the opposition attacks barely barked, never mind bit. "For me it's about putting your foot on the gas". "The bowlers have done the job but the batsmen have let the team down", Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. The setback and memories of those pitches still hurt and the Proteas want the same score-line back - this time in their favour. "We are not getting it right and it is not the first time it has happened, so I will be taking it up".

De Villiers admits he and the South African side have been surprised at how the India pace bowlers have adapted to conditions in the country, admittedly on some helpful surfaces.

By all accounts, the best that could be said about the pitch at Centurion was that it was, as a colleague once memorably observed, about as flat as Kate Moss' chest - and brown. It is surprise that the scores were as low as they have been, despite there being some very good players around. Kohli said the most frustrating part of the tour had been his side's inability to string together all three disciplines at the same time. I did expect the batsmen to come out with a better show during the chase.

It was a revenge of sorts for Faf du Plessis' men, who had been blanked 3-0 by hosts India in 2015.

In the context of such a big series, even the smallest information or insight helps but India have been largely on their own in this tour.

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