Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has come down laborious over Group India’s ways on Day 4 of the not too long ago concluded third Check towards South Africa at Newlands in Cape City. The Proteas chased down the goal of 212 runs efficiently to register the victory and clinch the three-match collection 2-1.
Gavaskar analysed India’s embarrassing loss, questioning Virat Kohli‘s ways, particularly after the lunch on the fourth day. Notably, the hosts wanted an additional 41 runs to win when each side headed for lunch.
Nevertheless, the Proteas scored the remaining runs in simply 8.3 overs within the second session and received the competition by seven wickets. Gavaskar was shocked by the guests’ technique of not utilizing Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, or Shardul Thakur within the afternoon session.
“It was a thriller to me why Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah didn’t bowl after lunch. It was nearly as if India had determined that they don’t seem to be going to win this,” Gavaskar informed broadcasters after the match.
The previous India skipper additionally identified the over-defensive method throughout Ravichandran Ashwin‘s over, stating the vacationers offered simple singles to South African batters.
“The sphere placements there have been for Ashwin (was not proper)… There have been singles obtainable simply. 5 fielders had been within the deep. Let the batters take an opportunity that’s your solely alternative to get them out,” added the 72-year-old.
Gavaskar additional heaped praises on South African batters for the sensible effort on a bowler’s pleasant monitor at Newlands.
“The pitches weren’t the perfect for batting, however the software proven by the South Africans in Johannesburg, the applying proven by them on this Check as properly has been praiseworthy. That confirmed the character of the group,” asserted Gavaskar.