Faf DuPlessis Wants Toss Scraped For Tests After Debacle In India
South Africa's Test skipper Faf Duplessis has suggested doing away with the toss for Test games as it gives the away teams more opportunities to compete better. Faf DuPlessis' suggestion comes in the aftermath of the 3-0 whitewash in the Test series against India, where interestingly Faf DuPlessis couldn't manage to win the toss despite bringing his vice-skipper to call the toss in the third and final Test. India dominated throughout the Test series and had secured an innings victory in consecutive games to go on top of the Test rankings with 240 points. South Africa's chances in the series were also hampered due to the weather conditions, as the play was stopped early due to bad light followed by rain.
Faf DuPlessis wants toss to go for Tests
The Proteas skipper believes that the away teams would get a better chance to compete if the toss is done away with. Speaking to a website, Faf DuPlessis lamented about how India won the toss in the games, chose to bat, score 500 plus runs, declare when its "dark", and then enormous pressure builds on the visitors to get going. Faf DuPlessis termed it as a "copy-paste method for every Test" and said that he wouldn't mind if the toss is done away with.
Virat Kohli laughs as Proteas lose toss in 3rd Test
Nothing seemed to work out for South Africa as they lost the toss in the third Test even though Temba Bavuma made the call in place of skipper Faf DuPlessis. India's skipper Virat Kohli along with presenter Murali Karthik burst into laughter as soon as the Indian skipper won the toss, making it the ninth consecutive time that Faf DuPlessis has lost the toss in India. Faf DuPlessis had expressed his intentions to send his deputy Temba Bavuma out to call for the toss in his place to break the jinx but even that did not work out for the Proteas skipper. Virat Kohli, who elected to bat first in Ranchi, called it a 'no brainer' to bat first in the third and final Test, as India will hope to complete the whitewash and extend their lead at the top of the Test Championship.