After getting slammed by the likes of Danish Kaneria and Zaheer Khan, the young India Captain Rishabh Pant finally heard some positive things about his captaincy when his fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar came out to defend him. Describing Pant as a “young captain”, he blamed his bowlers for humiliating the captain. South Africa chased down a mammoth total of 212 runs with five balls to spare, aided by scintillating half-centuries from Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller.
“He is a young captain and this was his first match. I am sure he will try to do better as the series progresses. Usually the captain is as good as the team and it is team effort. He said, “Our bowling was not good and he let him down. If we did well, you would have admired his decision making skills. I am sure he will do well.”
Bhuvneshwar said. The veteran seamer, however, refused to read too much into his forgettable bowling performance at the Feroz Shah Kotla and expressed optimism about a strong comeback in the second match.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar is leading the Indian pace attack in the ongoing five-match series. India could not defend 212 as South African pair of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen scored a half-century and chased down the target with five balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
“There was no big discussion as one might have a day off. As a bowling unit, we had a day off but that’s okay, we want to come back in the next match. “It was the first match of the series and everyone was coming out of the IPL, almost everyone in the team had a good IPL. Everyone knows what needs to be done and what needs to be improved.
“We know we didn’t bowl well in the first match. So we hope to improve, bowl well and level the series. We still have four matches, we have matches to come back.” In the first game, Team India fielded an all-new pace attack in Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan, but none of them were South Africa. could not make an impact against.
Bhuvneshwar said it is about taking responsibility and improving every match before T20 World The Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November.
“My target is no different. I just have to bowl like it is in the power play or in the death overs. Yes, in his absence, I try to take responsibility, focus on improving every match before going into the T20 World Cup. I give