India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant hails fighting spirit of crew, takes lot of positives from series | Cricket News – Times of India


BENGALURU: India captain Rishabh Pant hailed the fighting spirit of the facet after the hosts got here again from two video games all the way down to take the 5-match series in opposition to South Africa into the decider, which was washed out right here on Sunday.
The wicketkeeper-batter stated there are a lot of positives to take from the series that ended 2-2.
“It would possibly get slightly bit irritating, however there are a lot of positives, particularly the way in which the entire crew confirmed character after the series was 2-0. We are looking for alternative ways of profitable matches, we try to play in a brand new method.

“Mistakes will occur, however we’re moving into the best method. I feel that is the primary time I’ve misplaced this many tosses on the identical time, however it’s not in my management, so I’m not serious about it an excessive amount of,” Pant stated after the fifth and remaining match was known as off attributable to rain.
On his private kind, Pant stated: “From a private level of view I want to contribute extra to creating my crew win. I can solely take into consideration giving my 100% as a participant and captain.”
India and South Africa shared honours after the final sport was known as off with solely 3.3 overs of play attainable.
After being put into bat, a gentle downpour delayed the sport by 50 minutes. It began raining simply when the sport was about to begin.
The curtailed match did begin at 7:50 pm however was known as off after solely 16 minutes of play by which India managed 28 runs for the loss of two wickets.
South Africa skipper Keshav Maharaj, who stood in for injured common captain Temba Bavuma, stated it was disappointing to attract the curtains on such an thrilling tour on this vogue.
“Very upset we did not get a full sport for the top of an thrilling tour. We tried just a few combos. Still a piece in progress for Australia. You should still see adjustments. I’m positive the longer term series in opposition to India shall be fascinating like this one.
“We carried our confidence from previous excursions and on the identical time we did not need to take something with no consideration,” he stated.
Player of the series Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who completed with six wickets for 85 runs with a finest of 4/13, stated it is at all times a proud second to win the honour in a T20 series.
“When you get Man of the Series, it is at all times a proud second, and as a bowler in T20, it is even higher. I’m at all times centered on getting again stronger, whether or not it is my bowling or my health.
“I’ve been enjoying for years now, my function has at all times been the identical. Bowl two within the powerplay, bowl two on the finish. These issues are at all times the identical, however as a senior I at all times take into consideration serving to the kids.
“I’ve been fortunate that the captain has given me the complete hand and stated do what you need. In that regard I’ve been blessed,” he stated.



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