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South Africa ‘cleaned up nicely’ by India: Jonty Rhodes’ funny remark after crushing defeat – Magazine Creations

India showed its dominance with a resounding victory over South Africa at Eden Gardens. Sunday’s match revealed India’s superiority with an impressive 243-run win. This was the biggest World Cup defeat for a South African team.

Eden Gardens flourished as Virat Kohli hit a brilliant century, taking India to a leading position. Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling was nothing short of spectacular as he became the first Indian player to take five wickets in a World Cup match. His spell was a masterclass, leaving the Proteas in disarray.

Meanwhile, legendary South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes posted a funny comment on X (formerly Twitter). He posted a photo of his Royal Enfield Hunter team and wrote that it “has a lot in common with the Proteas cricket team” after yesterday’s World Cup match. “It was cleaned well,” he added.

Jonty’s “brutal” comment comes at a time when South Africa had enjoyed an enviable record before that, having won six of their last seven matches. They had the unique distinction of beating India in the 2011 World Cup. This victory was etched in the annals of cricket. However, this time, the result was radically different.

Today’s play highlighted a stark contrast. South Africa’s performance dwindled to an all-time low in a 50-over World Cup, 83 runs. This result stands out as a significant drop from their previous performance which dominated most other teams in the tournament.

India’s unbeaten record in the 2023 World Cup

India continued their exceptional form and remained unbeaten. Days earlier, they had easily beaten Sri Lanka (by 302 runs), dominated England (by 100 runs), and edged New Zealand (by 4 wickets). The Men in Blue’s consistent superiority with both bat and ball is a clear indication of their tremendous level.

This victory at the iconic Kolkata Stadium was not just about the numbers on the scoreboard. It was a statement. It highlighted the gap between India’s current cricketing strength and that of its international counterparts.

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Updated: 06 November 2023, 11:00 AM IST

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