India in South Africa: Sad we lost in Cape Town however essential to stay positive, states Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, who is currently looking forward to next match, handled 16 in both innings in the very first Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Highlights India lost the very first Test match by 72 runs
They failed to chase after down 208 runs to win
The 2nd Test begins on January 13 at Centurion
India high up on their controling program on home soil, surrendered to rigours of South African conditions in the when you’re leaving also. You require to get scoring opportunities, “he stated at the post-match presentation.Shikhar Dhawan, who handled 16 in both innings (from 13 balls and 20 balls respectively ), is already anticipating next match. He took to Twitter to publish a message on what his method will be for the second Test in Centurion. “It’s unfortunate we lost the video game! It is crucial we
remain favorable and confident as a group. Eagerly anticipating the next game,” he posted.It’s sad we lost the video game! But it is necessary we stay favorable and positive as a group.
anticipating the next gameðŸ˜Š pic.twitter.com/92t7Jiinuq -Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25 )
January 9, 2018 And that was not all , India captain Virat Kohli and middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara have< a href=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/virat-kohli-cheteshwar-pujara-joe-root-kagiso-rabada-test-cricket/1/1126854.html target=_ blank > slipped in the most recent ICC Test rankings. Kohli, who scored 5 and 28 in the match which was dominated by the rate bowlers from both sides, fell one place to No. 3 while Pujara’s 26 and 4 saw him slip 2 locations down to No. 5. Dhawan on the other hand, has slipped 3 locations to 33. India blew their chance in Cape Town and the difficulty is going to be only stiffer up in Centurion for the 2nd Test and Johannesburg for the third Test. South Africa won’t have Dale Steyn in their ranks however they have adequate firepower to choose Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada. They may even consider adding an additional batsman to the line-up after the method India’s pacers bowled this week.”India will play 5 bowlers since the issue is not with your 5th bowler batting option. The problem is with your top and middle order batting options. Hardik Pandya played magnificently regardless of the truth that he went to South Africa without much of match practice. You can not enter a Test match without a spinner so that chapter closes. Ravichandran Ashwin likewise got you 30 runs with the bat. The issue is not quick bowling, the problem is not Hardik Pandya, the issue is not Ashwin. The issue is your top-order batsmen,” Ganguly informed India Today.