SA vs IND 2023-24: Due to this mistake of Rohit Sharma, will India lose the Boxing Day Test? Former cricketers criticized the Indian captain

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By the end of the second day’s play, South Africa had scored 256 runs for the loss of five wickets.

Rohit Sharma (Pic Source-Twitter)

India’s tour of South Africa 2023-24, SA vs IND: Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar and former South African fast bowler Vernon Philander praised Rohit Sharma in the Boxing Day Test being played between South Africa and India in Centurion.Rohit Sharma) criticized his captaincy.

After lunch on the second day of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, everyone looked disappointed with the captaincy of Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma. After scoring 245 runs in its first innings, Team India gave an initial shock to the South African cricket team and brought the first match of the two-match Test series into balance.

Rohit Sharma has made a mistake regarding his strategy: Sanjay Manjrekar

But then after the lunch break, Rohit Sharma’s strategy of starting the session with Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna instead of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj spoiled all the efforts made. Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna gave away 42 runs in eight overs, due to which South Africa’s batsmen got confidence, as a result, by the end of the second day’s play, they scored 256 runs at the loss of five wickets.

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Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar, commenting, said: “It is clearly visible that India has made a mistake with its strategy. This is something that Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma might have thought about during the break and then decided to go with Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur in place of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.”

“They missed this opportunity”: Vernon Philander

At the same time, Vernon Philander said, “Maybe India wanted to save Jasprit Bumrah after the 6 over spell before lunch. I think this is an opportunity where India can hold on to the match, which they lost. India gave away 42 runs and this gave South Africa momentum after lunch. They missed this opportunity.”

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