SA vs IND: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Dean Elgar's 'increasing intensity flustering Indian players' comment

SA vs IND: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Dean Elgar’s ‘increasing intensity flustering Indian players’ comment

Dean Elgar's comments came after South Africa's seven-wicket win in the second Test.

Sunil Gavaskar and Dean Elgar
Sunil Gavaskar and Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

After losing the opening Test by 113 runs, South Africa stunned India in the second Test and walked away with a seven-wicket triumph in Johannesburg. It was indeed a stunning win for the home team as they were standing in a do-or-die clash. Moreover, the Wanderers track constantly favoured the pacers and the Proteas side had a stern task of chasing 240 for the win.

The chase was orchestrated by captain Dean Elgar who scored an unbeaten 96. Needless to mention, the left-handed opener was delighted with the result as not many backed them to upset the top-ranked Test team. Notably, the high-voltage clash also witnessed some wars of words between the players of the two teams. Reacting on the same, Elgar said the visiting side was ‘flustered’ by the intensity of his team.

South Africa’s intensity flustered the Indian players: Dean Elgar 

“We saw that at the Wanderers when we brought the intensity it almost flustered the Indians quite a lot and that can play in our favour and it will almost be silly for us not to replicate that and or bring even more intensity for the next game,” Elgar had said before the series-deciding third Test at the Newlands in Cape Town.

When the discussion went to the commentary box, former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar cheekily reacted to Elgar’s comments. “Yeah, when you win, you can say that,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports. Notably, constant chit-chat was seen between the players of the both teams. The saga seemed to have started with the verbal altercation of Rishabh Pant and Rassie van der Dussen.

Besides this, the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur were visibly agitated when South African batters pulled out just before the release of their deliveries. Well, South Africa had the last laugh in the game as they walked with a brilliant win.

Meanwhile, stakes are incredibly high in the ongoing Cape Town Test. A win will take India to their maiden Test series triumph on the South African soil. Hence, the Proteas side would like to avoid the same. Electing to bat first at the venue, India got bundled out for just 223 and their bowlers have the onus to bring the side back in the hunt.