IND vs SA: After losing to India in the third Twenty20 International in the current series, the captain of the South African squad, Temba Bavuma, said that there is no fear in the team, adding that they lost to a superior side on the day that the match was played. Bavuma also said that his side played some terrific cricket in the first two games and that he has to accept it when other teams play well.
At the start of the third game of the series, South Africa had a 2-0 lead in the matchup and was just one game away from claiming victory in the matchup. Bavuma said that when the team loses, there are a lot of areas that can be pointed out. However, in his opinion, it would be silly for him to modify the attitude the team takes after only one defeat.
There is no emergency: Temba Bavuma ahead of IND vs SA 4th T20I
In case you were unaware, the Proteas were unable to reach their objective of 180 runs in the third Twenty20 International. This was because Yuzvendra Chahal’s leg-spin bowling performance resulted in three wickets while only conceding 20 runs. During the press conference that took place after the match in Vizag, the captain of the South African squad said, “When the team loses there are a lot of places we can point out. We are aware that we need to play well to be successful, and we have done just that in the first two matches. Today, (India) were a lot superior side.”
It is important to note that India did not have some of its key players available for this series, including KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah. According to Bavuma, no one anticipated the visitors to completely dominate India since they did not have any of their senior players on the squad.
“I don’t believe any of you were under the impression that we were going to come here and win the series 5-0 just because all of the big known players aren’t here. That’s a strong Indian team right there. It would be silly of me to modify our strategy after only one setback,” Bavuma said. On the other side, South Africa had to compete without some of its regular players, like Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock, amongst others.