IND vs SA T20Is: Former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan raised questions on the defeat of Team India, he said- ‘Rahul Dravid needs to pay attention to this.
Dravid needs to have a strong word with the team:-
Zaheer has said that coach Rahul Dravid needs to have a strong word with the team after India’s surrender against South Africa in the second T20I match at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday.
He said that the Indian team lacks their trademark fighting spirit and lets down their guard when the conditions are not favorable to them.
India got off to a good start with the ball on Sunday, taking three wickets in the powerplay, but lost momentum when a steady 41-ball 64 between Klaasen and captain Temba Bavuma stabilized South Africa.
Guided South Africa to a comprehensive victory:-
IND vs SA T20Is: After Bavuma’s departure, Klaasen took over and guided South Africa to a comprehensive victory, taking a 2–0 lead in the five-match series.
“When the (Klaasen-Bavuma) partnership was building up, you could feel the drive in the India team waning. It was clearly visible on the field.
These are things that Rahul Dravid & Co need to address and do quickly as there is only one day in between (before the 3rd T20I).
They need to regroup, have some tough conversations and recognize what it takes for them to fight for 40 overs,” Zaheer said in a discussion with Cricbuzz.
Defending a modest total of 148/6, India was already in need of wickets. And Bhuvneshwar Kumar clean bowled Hendricks in the very first over.
Didn’t get the same reward as the first game:-
The decision to send Dwayne Pretorius did not receive the same reward as the first game. As he was deceived by the experienced pacer’s knuckleball.
In the sixth over, Bhuvneshwar took his third wicket with a nip-backer to dismiss the dangerous Rassie van der Dussen.
India kept a lid on the scoring even. After the fielding ban was lifted, reducing. The Proteas to just 36/3 after the powerplay.
IND vs SA T20Is: He said “Even in the first match, you thought India were in the driver’s seat. Today again he made an ideal start with the ball.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was excellent but he could not close the game. Few concerns and a lot of pressure as India progress in the series.