Rohit Sharma: In the first match of the two-Test series being played between India and South Africa, host South Africa has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by registering a big win by an innings and 32 runs.
In the match, India, playing first, scored 245/10 with the help of KL Rahul’s 101 runs. In response, South Africa scored 408 runs with the help of opener Dean Elgar’s 185 runs. After falling behind by 163 runs in the first innings, the Indian team performed even more disappointingly in the second innings and the entire team collapsed for just 131 runs.
In the match, Virat Kohli scored the highest run of 76 runs for India in the second innings. Team India captain Rohit Sharma is very angry after the shameful defeat in the match and is blaming poor batting for the defeat.
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Rohit Sharma praised Virat Kohli and KL Rahul
In the post-match presentation, captain Rohit Sharma appeared upset with the defeat, although he praised Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma said, ‘We did not play well today. KL Rahul batted brilliantly, but we failed to take advantage of the conditions with the ball. Our batting was bad in the second innings, Virat batted brilliantly but if you want to win the Test, you have to be collectively united. We failed to do so. Many batsmen of the team have played here. We understand what to expect from the circumstances.
Rohit Sharma considered the batsmen guilty of defeat
Captain Rohit blamed poor batting for the defeat and said, ‘Our batsmen were challenged at different times. We did not take advantage of the situation well. We did not bat well both the times which is why we are standing here. There were some positive things for us in the match. It’s not good when you finish the game within three days. The way KL batted, it showed what you need to do on a pitch like that. To be honest, I don’t want to criticize the bowlers too much, they haven’t played much cricket here. We will come back united again. It is important for us to forget this defeat as soon as possible and make a comeback. Although it is difficult to recover from such a defeat but as a player you go through these times but we have to pick ourselves up.
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