New Delhi. Captain Rohit Sharma, who came to South Africa for the first time with the dream of winning the Test series, got a big shock in the Centurion Test. The host team registered a one-sided victory in just 3 days and took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series. India could score 245 runs in the first innings while only 131 runs could be scored in the second innings. South Africa had managed to take a huge lead of 163 runs by scoring 408 runs in the first innings. Thanks to lethal bowling, the team registered a victory by an innings and 32 runs.
Indian team’s continuous hope of winning the Test series in South Africa once again remained unfulfilled. India lost the first match of the two-match Test series due to poor batting condition. Captain Rohit Sharma failed miserably in this match. Scored 5 runs in the first innings and could not even open the account in the second innings. The captain looked extremely disappointed after the team’s humiliating defeat.
Rohit Sharma got a shock
After the defeat in the ICC ODI World Cup final, Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who was playing in a match for the first time, suffered another disappointing defeat. He had boasted of victory just a day before the start of the match. The captain said that he wants to achieve the success which no Indian captain has achieved on South African soil. This dream remained unfulfilled with the defeat of the Centurion Test.
What did Rohit say after the defeat
The captain said after the defeat that his team failed to perform unitedly. Rohit said, our game was not of that kind which would lead to victory. When asked to bat first, we did not play as per the conditions. KL Rahul batted well but even in the second innings we could not get a good start in batting. If we have to win the test match then the entire team will have to perform well unitedly. We couldn’t make that happen.
Tags: India vs South Africa, Rohit Sharma
FIRST PUBLISHED: December 28, 2023, 22:38 IST