Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Pujara failed to perform in the 3-game test series against South Africa.© TNZT
Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan expressed disappointment after South Africa beat the Men in Blue to win the three-game series 2-1 at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. India had won the first test by 113 races, but South Africa recorded victories in the second and third tests to win the series. “This team is definitely not what we’ve seen before. I’m not disappointed shocked because these things are happening in cricket but I didn’t expect this kind of fight. It’s a good sign for cricket South African because they were falling off the map a bit. There were England, Australia and India dominating. A good South African team will work very well for Indian cricket. Not having won and lost the series is disheartening but lessons to be learned, “Atul Wassan told ANI.
“I think Rahul Dravid was where we were in the series after leading 1-0. They already did that too but yes they are the weaker team but looking back you can see the way their batsmen played, especially Petersen, Bavuma and Van der Dussen. So they played really well. It shows that they have the potential and beating a team like India will also help them to do better at the same time. ‘foreigner’, he added.
Wassan further stated that Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are not doing enough for the team and may not have more chances in the future.
“I think the ship sailed for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara because they are not doing enough. A strange 40 and an odd 50 will not work for them, it is not expected. Our drummers have lost us. the series this time around. They haven’t given the bowlers enough runs to defend 20 wickets, “said Wassan.
“We saw the wickets get easier as the game went on and we saw these guys scoring points. So it was the same as what happened in the last two test games. The fault therefore lies with Pujara and Rahane. The Indian team invested a lot in them and we wanted them to feel counted and they didn’t make it count, “he added.
Needing 41 races to win after lunch on Day 4, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma made it easy for South Africa to cross the line on Friday. as a result, India failed to win its first round of tests on South African soil after losing the third game by seven wickets.
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