Cassian Baliarsingh

India bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s magic on Day 2 of the Cape Town Test laid the foundation for India’s emphatic 7-wicket win over South Africa to draw the series 1-1. The bowling sensation claimed a six-wicket haul to dismantle South Africa as they managed to set a mere 79-run target for India.

Later, it was a piece of cakewalk for India as they won the match in just 12 overs. Now, former Indian veterans cannot stop heaping praises on the bowlers and the Indian team for their brilliant performance.

Taking to X, Sachin wrote, “Congratulations to Team India for leveling the series! Well bowled by Bumrah, who showed us exactly, how bowling in the channel consistently is all that’s required on such type of wickets.”

Similarly, veteran batter Sehwag, while being tongue-in-cheek in his remark against South Africa, hailed India’s pace bowling attack.

“Aap karo toh Chamatkar…Hum karein toh pitch bekaar. 107 overs - Test Match over. Also proves, anything there for the fast bowlers, we are more threatening with our quality. Bumrah and Siraj were spectacular and a good beginning to 2024,” Sehwag shard on X, formerly known as Twitter.

On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik opined that it would have been great to witness a third Test to decide the winner of the series.

“This match had so much in so little time! To bat in a bowler's paradise is a big Test. Some great bowling performances and a brave knock from Markram on such a tricky pitch. Would have loved to see another Test in this intense series for a decider,” Dinesh commented.