'He is an understated opener' - Ian Bishop showers praises on 'bloody minded' Dean Elgar

‘He is an understated opener’ – Ian Bishop showers praises on ‘bloody minded’ Dean Elgar

Ian Bishop has appreciated Dean Elgar as well as Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne.

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Dean Elgar has been the ‘rock’ of the South African side with the willow in hand in the whites. The South African skipper has scored runs on a consistent basis and has also blunted the new ball with telling effect.

And, former West Indian cricketing legend Ian Bishop has appreciated Elgar as well as Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne. Taking to Twitter, Bishop tweeted that Elgar and Karunaratne are two of the most understated as well as ‘bloody minded’ openers.

“Have no idea how South Africa are 114 for 2 on that We have got to start appreciating Dean Elgar and Dimuth Karunaratne more. Two of test crickets most understated, but bloody minded openers of the last few years,” read the tweet from Ian Bishop.

You can see the tweet from Ian Bishop below

Dean Elgar scores a superb half-century for South Africa against India

In the second innings of the 2nd Test match against the Indian side, Dean Elgar has played a key role with the bat, as the Proteas are inching closer to victory. The left-hander has scored a resolute 57* off 146 deliveries at the time of writing, and the South African scorecard reads 172/2.

The Proteas are still 68 runs away from victory. Giving company to Elgar is Rassie van der Dussen who is unbeaten out in the middle on 39*. India are currently leading the three-match Test series 1-0. The visitors hammered the South African side by a margin of 113 runs in the 1st Test that was played at Centurion.

The third and final Test match of the series will commence on 11th January 2022 and will be played at Cape Town.