After a humiliating defeat in the first Test in Centurion, India thrashed South Africa by 7 wickets in the second Test in Cape Town on January 4, leveling the two-match Test series 1-1.
Former India spinner Irfan Pathan also praised the Indian bowling attack and advised overseas cricketers not to complain while playing in India. He took to X and wrote, “When cricketers from abroad come to India on round pitches, they shouldn’t complain. It’s a skill they need to improve!”
Earlier, before the match, cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar and Shaun Pollock gave a pitch report and predicted a sharp and unexpected bounce.
Gavaskar believes the cracks were around 8 metres, which should not be a major concern for batsmen at Test level.
“If the ball stays up and down from here, the batsman should be able to negotiate it, and there shouldn’t be a problem. If it had been full, it would have been very difficult for the batsmen to make last-minute changes. If the batsmen can’t handle it,” Gavaskar said, “With any variable bounce from here (8 metres), they shouldn’t be playing Test cricket.” Star Sports.
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