India fair and square won the three matched test series against South Africa. But the South African skipper Faf du Plessis has a different opinion on South Africa’s loss.
“Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it’s dark, they get three wickets when it’s dark and when day three starts, you’re under pressure,” du Plessis was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo
“It was like copy and paste in every Test match.” he said.
He even sent Temba Bavuma as a proxy captain for the toss in the third game. The pressure of the game is understandable but a captain of a national team saying all these things does sound like him being a sore loser.
A captain should take all the responsibility and go forth and work on the shortcomings of the team rather than saying all this. du Plessis is a world class player and it is completely fine to lose in a game when especially when you are leading an entirely new team that also on a tour.
These comments were not taken very well by a lot of fans and cricket experts as better was expected from du Plessis. Blaming toss for the loss in game is a little childish too.
We hope du Plessis focuses on the game rather than giving out excuses!