South Africa batter Keegan Petersen admits the world class Indian bowling assault was by far probably the most difficult he has confronted however stated he wouldn’t have wished one other solution to construct his nascent profession. The 28-year-old was named participant of the sequence after his excellent exploits with the bat towards India within the three-match contest which South Africa gained 2-1. The fashionable right-hander was the highest run-scorer from both sides within the sequence, amassing 276 runs at a median of 46.00. He was the one participant to notch-up three half-centuries, recording scores of 72, 82 and 62, while his slip fielding was one other hallmark of the sequence.
“It was by far the most challenging bowling I have come across in my career, whether it’s been in first-class cricket or any form of cricket,” Petersen was quoted as saying in Cricket South Africa web site.
“It hasn’t been an easy introduction for me to international cricket, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way,” he defined.
“My journey’s unique and it’s my story to tell as well.” Petersen has now performed 5 Tests for South Africa, though his earlier three innings — all towards West Indies — didn’t yield too many runs.
“It hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I still can’t explain how it feels completely despite it being two days already. Myself, my family and everyone close to us are still trying to get over it somehow. It was a challenging series against one of the best bowling attacks in the world.” Petersen stated he is proud to be part of a workforce that’s attempting to begin one thing new in South African cricket.
“Whether I bat in first couple of overs or whether I bat after 50 overs, I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to be there, playing amongst a group of guys who are also trying to start something new in South African cricket.
“We are additionally attempting to inform a brand new story as a workforce collectively as properly.” South Africa lost the first Test by 113 runs in Centurion, before storming back with successive seven-wicket victories in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
It was the biggest win for the Proteas since Dean Elgar was appointed Test captain and Petersen has hailed the leadership of the new skipper.
“Deano as our captain, he will, he has and he’s going to attain nice issues in addition to a captain. He’s a superb chief and we would not need anybody else to guide us,” stated Petersen.
“The achievement for us as a squad, we all know the chips have been down and the chances have been towards us particularly after the primary recreation the place we have been overwhelmed. It wasn’t state of affairs, however we had a few robust chats after the sport methods to bounce again.
“It’s just our personalities and character as South Africans, even though we’re the underdogs, we always come back fighting. That’s just how we are and we showed that during this series. Hopefully, it carries on for years to come.” The two teams will now move on to the three-match ODI leg of the tour that begins on Wednesday.
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