IND vs SA 2021-22: After securing victory in Centurion team ahead of the second Test against India released in Johannesburg captain Virat Kohli suffered a major setback from the outside.
Virat could not be a part of this match due to strain in his lower back. After which the responsibility of captaincy was handed over to KL Rahul for the first time. However, there is every hope of his return in the next match.
Electing to bat after winning the toss on the first day, Team India’s batting was reduced to a score of only 202 runs in the first innings. Although former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar is not at all surprised by this performance of Team India’s batsmen, he has given a big statement reacting to it.
Team India’s batting becomes weak without Virat Kohli
Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, according to Virat Kohli has had an absence from Iska impact on the Indian batting and he is looking a little weak. This is the reason why Team India could not manage to make a good score in the first innings. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, none of the batsmen except captain Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin could show the courage to stay on the pitch.
Continuing his excellent form, Rahul played a half-century inning of 50 runs. The same Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) scored 46 runs. The poor performance of the team’s 2 most experienced batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane continued here as well. Pujara scored 3 runs, the same Rahane could not even open his account.
In the end, the Indian team will tighten the screws on the match.
According to Sanjay Manjrekar, he is not at all surprised by this poor performance of Team India’s batsmen. However, according to him, given the mood of the pitch, Team India has a great chance to take the lead in the first innings.
During a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, the former cricketer said, “The batting of the Indian team has definitely become a little weak due to the absence of Virat Kohli and the fact is that some of the team’s batsmen are in their worst form. are passing. The pitch is also a bit difficult to bat, so I was not surprised at all when Team India was all out for 202 runs. The Indian team has not made a big score in the first innings.
But looking at this inexperienced batting order of South Africa, I can say with full confidence that Team India will win both the match and the series.
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