Former South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir reckoned that the reason behind the ODI and Test series loss of Team India in South Africa is their overconfidence. South Africa made a comeback to win the Test series 2-1 before securing the ODI series in the first two matches, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with a game to go. The most important factor in these wins is how comprehensive wins the hosts have registered, considering it was against one of the strongest sides in the world.
Speaking about the defeats, as per the quotes in ANI, Imran Tahir implied, “I don’t judge any team but India is a very good side and this South African team is just growing up and India misjudged them and they were overconfidence that they can defeat this team easily and this is the main reason for Indian side defeat.”
Imran Tahir also noted that the South African ODI team is quite inexperienced with Quinton de Kock being the player with the most number of matches. The rest are still finding their feet in the limited-overs squad but their recent performance certainly gives confidence with regards to the future.
ELboarating the same, Imran Tahir said, “India dominating world cricket in Test and one day both from last 4 to 5 years but this Proteas team played very well and they took good advantage of their home conditions and turned it into victory.”
He further added, “This is the biggest victory than anything I believe this win is very special as this team is too young and they beat the nation who is dominating both formats for a long time. SA played so well and locked both series.”
The final ODI is a dead rubber and will be played on Sunday in Cape Town.