After India’s defeat within the first ODI on Wednesday, KL Rahul gave an epic reply to a reporter whereas answering a query concerning his poor captaincy report in IPL and worldwide cricket. Staff India misplaced the Johannesburg Check and the primary ODI towards South Africa beneath Rahul’s captaincy.
South Africa gained the three-match Check sequence towards India by 2-1, and began off the white-ball sequence with a victory on Wednesday in Paarl. Batting first, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen displayed an excellent batting efficiency for South Africa and guided their aspect to a complete of 296/4. The Proteas captain scored 110 runs earlier than falling to Jasprit Bumrah, whereas van der Dussen remained unbeaten and scored 129 runs.
In reply, India misplaced the early wicket of their captain KL Rahul (12), nonetheless, half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (79) and Virat Kohli (51) helped the guests struggle again. The match was wanting beneath India’s management, however Dhawan’s dismissal opened the floodgates and the South Africa bowlers scalped wickets at common intervals. Shardul Thakur scored a brisk fifty coming to bat within the decrease order, however his effort went in useless as India went all the way down to South Africa by 31 runs.
After the match, a journalist identified the poor captaincy report of KL Rahul and requested a query at press convention.
“Speaking about your captaincy, your IPL report is just not the best and the primary time you lead India in Check, misplaced in Joburg, what do you consider that?” the journalist requested KL Rahul.
Rahul dealt with the state of affairs calmly, “Look, thanks for the stats, offers me a number of confidence,” he replied.
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The second ODI between India and South Africa might be performed in the identical venue on January 21.