After winning the toss, Rohit revealed that in India's three changes from the eleven which won the series against Australia in Hyderabad.
The fifth and final T20I was abandoned after just 3.3 overs of play, when India were 28/2.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra took to social media to give vent to the spectators' frustration.
Dravid also indicated that he will continue to give underperformers more opportunities as he is not someone who will "judge people after one series".
He entered the tournament after picking up 12 wickets in 14 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 at an economy rate of 7.34.
After being put into bat, a steady downpour delayed the game by 50 minutes. It started raining just when the game was about to start.
In the run-up to the match, heavy rain was forecasted for match day, especially around the start timing. Rain had also affected the semi-finals of the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy in the city this week. Just as players from both teams were to begin the proceedings at 7pm, rain began.
Despite losing the toss for the fourth time in a row, India ended up on the winning side, meaning that the hosts squared the five-match series 2-2, with Sunday's match at Bengaluru now a winner takes it all affair.
After winning the toss for the fourth straight time in the series, Bavuma said apart from de Kock replacing Reeza Hendricks at the top, pacers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell miss out due to injuries and are replaced by Lungi Ngidi and debutant left-arm pacer Marco Jansen.
The bowlers came good after opener Gaikwad turned things around with a scintillating knock and Ishan scored his second fifty of the series.
Brief scores: India 179/5 in 20 Overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 57, Ishan Kishan 54; Dwaine Pretorius 2/29) vs South Africa
Meanwhile, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said, "Same team, same thing, bowl again. Feels hard, looks like a good wicket to bat... Just want to focus on the areas we can improve."
Anrich Nortje took two wickets while Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada were economical with a wicket each.
Shreyas Iyer (40 off 35), Ishan Kishan (34 off 21) and Dinesh Karthik (30 not out 21) were the main scorers for India.
South Africa, who won the last game, made two changes in their team as Heinrich Klaasen and Reeza Hendricks came in place of injured Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs.