The 41-year-old believes that India has some fantastic batsmen in their lineup but the fact that they are not suited to conditions in South Africa is hurting the hosts.
The pitch in Centurion was an absolute turn off for the home team. It looked much sub-continent like and the curator bagged heavy criticism.
India would be keenly wanting to end this three-match Test series on a winning note.
Harbhajan Singh further refused to compare MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s captaincy styles.
He also applauded the Indian fast bowlers for their efforts and felt that they have performed remarkably well in both the matches.
The speedster's inclusion is eye-catching.
The six-match ODI series will begin on February 1.
Akhtar sounded optimistic as he thinks that the Indian team will reflect on their mistakes and come back strong.
Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik who are a part of the ODI team have already made their way to South Africa.
The hosts are a far better side when compared to India as far as the away record is concerned.