We all know how professional the South African cricketers are and they are the most lovable team in World Cricket. But it seems like their good nature tarnishing along their dismissal performances in recent times. The competitive South Africa is no more but all here is one that makes silly excuses out of white washes.
Talking about suffering a 0-3 series whitewash against India, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said, 'Every Test...they batted first, they scored 500, they declared when it was dark, they got three wickets when it was dark.' 'It was like copy and paste in every Test,' he added. He further suggested coin toss should be done away with in Tests.
There is one thing that Faf needs to understand that with these kind of reasons he is degrading his team’s talent with one bad series. He, himself stating that his bowlers are incapable to restrict India within 500 on the same pitch they were bundled out for below 200. He might have forget that Decock and Elgar scored centuries on the same pitch India scored 500+. It is all about quality in the side and the expression of the game.
Coming to toss, when India toured South Africa last year, Proteas have won the tosses in both test matches and eventually won the games too. But with small difference. India frighted tooth and nail against the likes of Amla, Devillers, Rabada, Ngidi e.t.c. There was uneven bounce in the second test while India was batting. But, Kohli never complained on that. India were very close to victory but stumbled with lack of experience in the middle.
Kohli then admitted that the South African’s performed way better than his team. But Duplessis’ statements here are not at all sportive. To be frank, South Africa has faced lot easier pitched when compared to the previous teams who toured India. But they are making excuses out of nowhere. If this kind of attitude won’t change, we have to see another downfall in World Cricket like Windies.