South African spinner Imran Tahir says India are too confident to enter the series | Photo credit: AP
- Imran Tahir has revealed the main reason behind India’s series loss to South Africa
- Tahir said India was too confident to enter the series
- After losing the Test series 2-1, India also failed to perform in the first two ODIs
The South Africa tour has gone horribly wrong for the Indian team as they have lost four games in a row since their only victory after arriving in the Rainbow Nation in the first Test at Centurion. It seems the Men in Blue didn’t come at all. The Proteas completed two remarkable chases in back-to-back games in Johannesburg and Cape Town to win the Test series 2-1 and followed it in the ODIs as well. The hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series and the problems for the Indian team are not ending any time soon.
After India’s series loss, veteran South African spinner Imran Tahir has spoken about the main reason behind the defeat for the team led by KL Rahul. The 42-year-old said the Asian giants were too confident heading into the series that they could easily overtake the inexperienced South African side, however, it turned upside down for them.
Talk to ANI, Tahir said: “I don’t judge any team but India are a very good team and this South African team is only growing and India judged them badly and they were too confident that they can beat this team. easily and that is the main reason for Indian secondary defeat.”
“India have been dominating world cricket in Test and a day for the last 4-5 years but this Proteas team played very well and they took advantage of their local conditions and made it a win,” he said. he explains.
South African skipper Dean Elgar was his team’s main hero in the second Test with an unbeaten 96 run while youngster Keegan Petersen starred in the final Test with two half centuries. Shedding light on what has been the most satisfying thing about the series wins, the spinner said: “It’s the biggest win of all, I think this win is very special because this team is too young and they beat the nation that dominates both formats for a long time.South Africa played so well and locked both series.
India have a chance to cap off a disappointing tour with a win as they take on South Africa for one final time in the third ODI in Cape Town on Sunday January 23.