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The South African cricket team made a heroic comeback in the three-match Test series against the touring Indian side after losing the first match and won the contest 2-1 after defeating the Men in Blue by over a day’s time during the Cape Town clash.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli and his boys have had to significant insult for giving up the early lead in the series and being dominated by Dean Elgar’s side despite them being short-handed and losing the second and third matches with over a day’s time left in both.
After the loss in the final Test, Indian skipper Virat Kohli expressed his perspective on the reasons why his team lost the series in such a one-sided way despite being recognised as one of the top teams in the world and with the most number of points in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
“We have had a few collapses that have cost us important moments and Test matches. It’s batting; can’t pin-point any other aspect. People talk about pace and bounce, considering their heights, they were able to get much more off the wickets in all three Tests. They applied pressure long enough for us to make mistakes. It’s the understanding of conditions for them which they know very well. The batting has to be looked into, no running away from that. Having collapses every now and then not a good thing,” Kohli said during the post-match presentation ceremony.
And even though the collapse of the Indian batters in all four innings of the second and third Tests did play a significant role, the fans of the Men in Blue are highly annoyed by the fact that Kohli did not take any responsibility as the leader and the captain of the red-ball squad.
Virat Kohli said “Batting has to be analyzed well, collapses happening often so, it has been one of main reason”.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 14, 2022
Instead, the skipper said that the team would have to look into the kind of batters who have been included in the Playing XI and make the necessary changes to the regular rotation of players. This very likely means that two of the middle-order batters, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara would be the most likely names to lose their place in the team the quickest.
However, Team India fans are also demanding that Kohli should give up his captaincy in Test cricket as well and simply focus on becoming a better player because the lack of responsibilities that Kohli has enjoyed ever since being stripped off of ODI and T20I captaincy, did little to no benefit for him in the longest format of the game.
a shameful statement… to ab tak kya kar rahe the chane bech rahe the. wait for one more loss in Eng in July aur SL series bhi secure nahi hai next month if this continues @imVkohli
— Amit Prabhu (@AmitPrabhu9) January 14, 2022
Actually his captaincy needs to be analyzed well for not giving the deserving players enough chances and stick with the out of players for long time.
— karthick (@karthicraja94) January 14, 2022
He is the main reason
— Aryan (@Aryanexists) January 14, 2022
Selector’s and Kohli needs to blame themselves, Rahane is the biggest culprit. He got another chance and Ishant should have picked who can hit the deck hard & get that extra bounce. India was bowling full while SAF terrorised the batters with short stuff.
— jway (@jwayAj) January 14, 2022
I’m also fan of him but in this matter I agree with you… Absolutely meaning less…
— Př 17 (@iMpR17________) January 14, 2022