Virat Kohli after 2-1 series loss against South Africa | Whose head did Virat Kohli blame for the defeat?, Rahane-Pujara decided to cut the leaf

The three-match Test series being played against India and South Africa has been won by the hosts 2-1. Looks like Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara may be cut from the Test team.

Published: January 14, 2022 06:28:12 pm

Host South Africa has won the Test series against Team India by 2-1. In this series, the Indian team had a golden opportunity to win the series in South Africa for the first time but, it could not happen. After this defeat to the team, captain Virat Kohli has blamed the defeat on the batsmen during the post match presentation. Virat says that now nothing will happen by making excuses, our batting has been bad and we have to work on it. From Virat’s words, it seems that Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are almost certain to be cut from the Test team.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli said, ‘We played well in the first match but South Africa came back in the second match and kept the momentum in the third as well. There was some loss of concentration on our part even in critical moments. I thought South Africa did better in those crucial moments and they absolutely deserved the win. One of the challenges we have faced on foreign tours is to capitalize on those opportunities when the momentum is on our side. Whenever we have done this, we have won matches.

Virat Kohli further said, ’30-45 minutes of bad cricket and we lost the match. The opposition bowlers bowled well in this series but generally our performances were not consistent. We had a lot of collaps in batting. Of course, poor batting has been the reason behind our loss, no doubt about it. Their bowlers were better in terms of creating pressure. Batting is one area we have to work on, no excuse will do. It is definitely disappointing.’
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Virat Kohli said, ‘We did well in Australia and England but it does not guarantee us success in South Africa. The reality is that we don’t live here in South Africa and we have to deal with it. KL’s batting as an opener. Mayank’s innings, Rishabh’s innings, these are some positive things that we can keep with us.
Let us tell you that Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been out of form for a long time. Barring a few innings in the Test series against South Africa, both these batsmen have been flop on most of the occasions. In such a situation, the selectors can bet on young players in the upcoming Test series keeping the future in mind. In such a situation, there is a high possibility that both Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will be dropped from the Test team.
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