Kagiso Rabada tweets before leaving India wins the fans over after their lacklustre performance in the recently concluded test series.
South Africa have just finished with a nightmarish tour of India. It was not just that the team lost 3-0 but the fact that they never put up a fight severely disappointed both sets of fans who were looking forward to an exciting series.
Their performance in the T20’s, where they drew the series 1-1 gave plenty hope that India were in for a challenge. However, the team never showed up in whites. Instead they went down like a house of cards with two of those matches ending by an innings defeat.
Apart from the first test match where Dean Elgar made 160 and Quinton De Kock too scored a ton, the team looked rather lacklustre in all departments and were thoroughly outplayed by a formidable Indian side.
Kagiso Rabada himself was very average for most of the series. However, in the third test, with a little help off the pitch, Rabada troubled the Indian batsmen with bounce and movement. The young fast bowler showed exactly why he comes with such a fearsome reputation.
Unfortunately, Rabada received no support from the other hand. The batsmen in his team too seemed determined the end the series prematurely and went down like bowling pins as India whitewashed the series with yet another innings win.
Kagiso Rabada tweets before leaving India, wins the fans over
Kagiso Rabada, who was the pick of the South African bowlers, left India with a tweet that acknowledged that India were by far the better side of the two. He added in the tweet that new challenges awaited him and he was looking forward to them.
The tweet earned him quite the praise from the fans; many of whom reckoned he was unfortunate not to receive any help from the other end. Many praised him for his work ethics and believed that he would come back a better bowler from the experience.
South Africa will now face a buoyant English side at home. The series will begin in December and will comprise of 4 Test matches, 3 ODIs and 3 T20I’s. The English side will be determined to push the struggling Proteas hard. However, the South Africans will not be easy pickings in their own backyard.
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