Gautam Gambhir picked South Africa’s Keegan Petersen because the stand-out star for him within the not too long ago concluded Test sequence. The right-hander got here into his personal in the course of the three-Test sequence in opposition to India with the bat and solidified his standing as one of many future stars for the Proteas.
He acquired wealthy praises from all around the cricket fraternity after main his aspect to a 1-2 Test sequence win and Gambhir stated the batter impressed him mightily together with his composure and approach. Petersen ended the Test sequence with 276 runs with 3 half-centuries at a median of 46.00 and the best rating of 82.
Petersen was adjudged the Player of the Match as South Africa beat India within the third Test of the sequence in Cape Town and was additionally picked the Player of the Series for his wealthy haul of runs with the bat. He was the anchor on which South Africa relied on throughout their difficult chase of 212 runs to win the Test sequence in Newlands.
He Definitely Looks Like A Future Star For South Africa: Gautam Gambhir On Keegan Petersen
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir heaped reward on the 28-year-old Petersen, describing him as one for the long run. He additionally identified how he bolstered the hosts’ batting lineup after Quinton de Kock’s departure after the primary Test.
“He definitely looks like a future star for South Africa. The Proteas lost De Kock but Petersen’s form and contributions have been impressive in their series win. For me, he was the standout player for the hosts. I think a player’s form is more important than his reputation. In international sport, ultimately it’s all about form. If your form is good, you can tackle any batting unit,” stated Gambhir on Star Sports.
“Also, you need to give your bowlers enough runs on the board to defend. We had hoped for a 300-350 total from the Indian batting unit but we didn’t see the batters fulfill the expectations. India managed to cross the 300-run mark only once in the series during the series opener in Centurion,” he additional stated.
After the Tests, the motion now shifts to the three-match ODI sequence, starting January 19. KL Rahul will captain the Indian staff for the primary time within the 50-over format after new captain Rohit Sharma was dominated out of the sequence with a hamstring damage.
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