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South Africa vs India: The pain of Virat Kohli spilled, said no excuse for the failure of the batsmen

Cape Town
South Africa defeated India by seven wickets on the fourth day of the Cape Town Test. With this, they won the three-match series 2-1. The Indian team was considered a strong contender to win the series this time but it could not happen. With this, the 30-year dream of winning a Test series in this country remained unfulfilled. Kohli blamed the failure of the batsmen for the defeat. Kohli admitted that Indian batsmen could not bat well in these conditions.

Virat Kohli said during the match presentation, ‘It is great for Test cricket. This series was very struggling. We played the first Test very well but South Africa came back very well. In both the Test matches he won, his performances were very good at crucial times.

Kohli cited the failure of the batsmen as the biggest reason for the defeat. Kohli said, ‘You cannot talk about any other dimension. Our batsmen could not score runs. The South African bowlers took good advantage of the situation and kept a check on the Indian batsmen. The Indian team could cross the 300 mark only once in the test series. Kohli also spoke on this. “The bowlers from South Africa got good bounce and pace from these pitches because of their length. They understand these situations better.

Kohli said, ‘Our batting has failed and there is no use to avoid it. Continuing collapse of batting order is not a good thing. Of course, we are very disappointed.’

Talking about the major drawback of the team, the Indian captain pointed out that India took the lead on several occasions but could not maintain it. Kohli said, ‘We have not kept the pressure on the lead we have made on many important occasions. South Africa was able to do this in this series and that was the real reason for the win. Kohli admitted that whenever the Indian team is unable to do so on foreign tours, it has to face defeat. “Whenever we do it, it is beneficial and we win matches at home and abroad,” he said.

India was considered a strong contender to win this series but it could not happen. He said, ‘People expected that we would be able to beat South Africa in South Africa but it did not happen. We take it for granted and hope to come here as a better team next time. Praising South Africa, the Indian captain said that we should give him credit for playing excellent cricket.