The first T20 between India and South Africa was washed out, and India went on to win the second one. At this stage, most people thought that South Africa are down and out. However, they managed to bounce back in style and level the series. So, here are the top three things that we learned from the India vs South Africa T20 series:
1) Dashing De Kock
Quinton De Kock was appointed as the Proteas captain for this series. What a brilliant appointment this turned out to be. Not only did De Kock lead his team well, but he also made hay with the bat. He was named the man of the series. He was absolutely superb in the final T20I, ensuring that South Africa chased down the target with ease.
2) Superb Hendricks
Another superb performer for South Africa was Beuran Hendricks. He showed great control over his line and length, especially in the last match. For his performance, he was named as the man of the match. Hendricks has been around for a while now, and he will be hoping to cement his place in the side.
3) Rohit Struggle
Rohit Sharma did not have a good series. He was expected to play a vital role for India along with Shikhar Dhawan. However, he gave his wicket away too cheaply. If he wants to be a part of India’s first XI for the T20 World Cup, he needs to step up his game. India has a lot of young players who are knocking on the door.
To sum up, this series proved that South Africa should not be underestimated under any conditions. They are a superb cricket team, and they have a wonderful ability to adapt to the situation. The test series could also be a close one, especially in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.