Playing In India Is Very Tough: Dean Elgar
The third day of the first Test match was interesting between South Africa and India. South Africa put some great performance in the field. Dean Elgar was the crucial player who scored 160 runs in the scoreboard. His innings was ended by . With that wicket, Jadeja also became the .
Ravichandran Ashwin also picked five wickets of the visitors. But it was the day of Dean Elgar who was at his best. Indian bowler had no answer to the left-hand batsman.
Dean Elgar is happy that he has contributed a big share in the team. He also toured India in 2015 where Proteas were badly defeated in the Test match. He reminds that tour and said that he has gained experience and now developed as a better cricketer.
“It’s good to contribute once again. Playing in India is very tough. The last time I was here, I was very experienced. In those four years, I have grown a lot as a cricketer. I have played county cricket, which has helped,” he pointed.
“Playing spin is something I have been conscious of, and you will face a lot of spins when coming to India. (Hitting the ball in the air) I think you have to find your strengths.”
Happy for Quinton de Kock: Dean Elgar
Quinton de Kock scored 111 runs at the strike rate of 68.09. Elgar is happy for de Kock and is impressed with his batting.
“I am extremely happy for Quinny. He’s a bit of a genius in the way he goes about it. It’s not a surprise he’s got a 100 here. I think this is the start of a great career for Quinny,” Elgar said.
On the third day, South Africa scored 385 runs and lost eight wickets and India is in lead with 117 runs.