Ind vs SA: Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir names a player he wants to see in the Cape Town Test as well

After India lost to South Africa in the second Test match out of three, the team looked disappointed. But former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has pointed out some positives from the game and also pointed out a player he doesn’t want to see dropped from the next and Final Test match.

Gautam Gambhir doesn’t want to see Hauma Vihari dropped from the next Test match which is been scheduled to play at Cape Town. The Indian middle-order batsman was been picked in the team for the second Test match against South Africa played at Johannesburg. Vihari had a decent match with the bat though his innings weren’t match-winning still he showed great composure and was tough on the field.

Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir thinks that Hanuma Vihari got very little chance to showcase himself and he thinks that one game time is not enough for anyone to show what a player is capable of. Thus, Gambhir wants to see Hanuma in the next Test match which is to be played at Cape Town. He feels Hanuma Vihari can be one of the crucial players in Test cricket for India in the coming time.


“It would be very unfortunate if he doesn’t play the next Test. If Rahane has scored a fifty, even Hanuma Vihari remained unbeaten on 40. If Vihari had batted in Rahane’s position (in the second innings), he might have scored a fifty as well. He has played with control in both innings,” Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports Network.

Though India lost the second Test match against South Africa and the series is now leveled at 1-1. There were still some positives to take from this game. It was a massive defeat for Rahul Dravid (Indian cricket team head coach) and KL Rahul’s men but Ajinkya Rahane’s and Cheteshwar Pujara batting form, which was been the topic of interest for many experts and ex-cricketers was seemed to have come back as they both played a great knock in the second innings which helped India go past 200 run lead. There was Hanuma Vihari’s 40 runs not out innings which also proved to be crucial to have a fighting total for the Indian team. The Indian team was all out on 266 in the second innings and the man who stand at the crease till the end was Hanuma Vihari.