Before the start of the SA tour, almost every cricketing pundit agreed that India is likely to conquer their final frontier. The last time India went to SA, they gave a spirited performance in the test arena but lost by 2 -1. India however came back strongly in the shorter formats and thrashed South Africa by 5 – 1. Indian Team also won the T20 series by 2 -1.
Speaking on Cricket.com, former SA batsman JP Duminy hailed South Africa for beating a team of India’s caliber and that it would be do a world of confidence for the home side who are going through some financial crisis.
“It certainly will (do a world of confidence for SA). And you think about the last time that India was here and how dominant India were in South African conditions in terms of white ball cricket and it means so much from a South African fan base perspective and also for the Cricket South Africa board. As you know a lot has occurred off-field in the last few months.”
The Indian tour has reportedly earned CSA about R600 million from TV rights alone. Earlier, England skipped the South African tour owing to Covid outbreak. India’s tour was also in doubt as the new variant of Covid was discovered around the first week of December but CSA assured quality standards of bio-bubble which enabled BCCI to nod the tour.