The Indian cricket group surrendered the third match Test sequence to South Africa after dealing with a 7-wicket defeat within the sequence decider in Cape Town. Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar wasn’t impressed with the techniques and strategy of Virat Kohli, significantly after lunch on Day 4, because the hosts inched in the direction of victory.
Having extra expertise than the hosts, India have been touted as favourites to beat the ultimate frontier after overcoming England and Australia earlier final 12 months. The Men in Blue bought off to an ideal begin within the sequence as they registered a historic 113 run win in Centurion, however South Africa’s resilience thereafter proved too robust for the guests.
Skipper Virat Kohli admitted that he was ‘disenchanted’ by India’s efficiency within the sequence, nonetheless, his strategy and techniques have been questioned by former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar.
The cricketer turned commentator gave a scathing account of occasions as he assessed India’s efficiency post-match.
“India’s cricket after lunch has just baffled me. One would’ve thought that you would make one last-ditch effort, bring Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami on to bowl. Because after an interval, batsmen have to reset. India’s dream of winning a series for the first time in South Africa has turned into a nightmare,” he stated on-air, commentating after India’s 7 wicket loss to South Africa.
Gavaskar additional continued, “What can one say? Both of these victories are comprehensive for South Africa, winning by seven wickets again. India hasn’t even got close. India had a big victory in first Test and I really thought that is going to be a template for the next two Tests as well. It didn’t happen.”
Sunil Gavaskar was pointing to the actual fact that Virat Kohli gave the ball to Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav, who have been ineffective within the sequence, while he ought to’ve gone with Bumrah or Shami as an alternative.