India’s substitute captain KL Rahul stated that he was disappointed with the way they hit the ball in the first game and could have scored more points on the board after a good pitch.
The stadium in Johannesburg is very bumpy and difficult for batters to cope with. Therefore, hitting fourth is always difficult, and India chose to hit the ball first. Unfortunately, they folded 202, which made them take a bite later.
“If I had to be very demanding, after winning the throw, we could have run 60-70 more times. Shardul had a wonderful test match. In the few test matches he participated in, he did create this influence and won our game. His contribution to the bat is also crucial.Hope that as a whole, more of us can raise their hands in the next test and show that India wins,” Rahul said at the award ceremony after the game.
“Every test match we participate in thinks that we should win and want to win. We are such a team. We compete very hard and we leave everything on the court. So yes, it’s a bit disappointing, but thanks to the way South Africa plays. Their batting and bowling are really good,“Rahul added.
“We have always known that they can do similar things”-KL Rahul
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane showed confidence and confidence in batsmen with insufficient firepower. KL Rahul believes that they have been at a disadvantage, but they performed well in the second game. Both batsmen scored 50 points, but India eventually lost.
“They have always been great players for us, and they have been doing work for the team for many years. They are obviously frustrated, but in the team, we believe Pujara and Ajinkya are our best mid-level batsmen. We have always known that they can do such a thing.Hope this will give them confidence that they can achieve better performance in the next test,” Rahul mentioned.
He also added Willard Kolly Feeling better, ready to return to Cape Town for the third test.