Sourav Ganguly hails Indian cricketers after series victory
The former India skipper has heaped praise on the incumbent Indian side.
Updated - Feb 14, 2018 2:13 pm
The Indian team started their South African campaign with a couple of abysmal outing in the first couple of Test matches. Subsequently, they lost the Test series. However, a victory in Johannesburg helped them salvage pride and most importantly, momentum ahead of the One Day International series. The Men in Blue started with three consecutive victories to take an unassailable lead.
However, South Africa stormed back and humbled Virat Kohli’s men at Johannesburg to keep their hopes alive. Nevertheless, India closed out the series with a thumping victory by 73 runs at Port Elizabeth. They haven’t only won their maiden ODI series in the Rainbow nation but also clinched the number one position in ODIs from South Africa, who topped the table before the start of the series.
Sourav Ganguly, over the course of his illustrious career, has won several games for India in overseas conditions. The records also earned him appreciation from the cricketing fraternity and he was hailed as one of India’s greatest skippers to have played the game. The former Indian captain was delighted with India’s stupendous run in the series and took to Twitter to share a message for the Indian team.
Here’s the Tweet from Dada
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 14, 2018
After losing the rain-curtailed game, India wished to shrug off the disappointment and close out the series with a victory. Quite expectantly, they stomped out all guns blazing from the outset. To India’s delight, Rohit Sharma found his form back and notched his 17th century in One Day Internationals. Nevertheless, South Africa dished out a flurry of wickets to restrict India in the death overs.
During their run-chase stuttered and eventually slumped to their fourth defeat of the series. The likes of Hashim Amla and Heinrich Klaasen tried their hearts out, however, couldn’t guide South Africa past the finishing line. The final game and the dead-rubber will be played at Port Elizabeth on the 16th of February.