Lot of expectations and lot hopes before start of the South African Tour. History shows Our record in Safari not good yet. In this Back ground fans are expected in form Indian team some thing special. But there is no change in history. Records are not tumbled. South African tour is is over. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Team India did not won a single match in this series. without having Senors like Sachin, Laxman and Dravid and Sehwag Team India played worst cricket. India Showed poor performance in One day series. Our star players failed to face the pace attack of South Africa. Than India lost the One day series with 3-0.
But nobody expected good show from our team in Test matches. But India played well in First Test match and managed to make it a Draw. Cheteswar Pujara and Virat Kohli played Beautifully and Guided India into a safe position. At one stage India were in driver seat to win the Test Match. But Amazing Partnership from Duplisses and Devilliers take away our chances. Off course India lost in first Test Our Players commitment is prized by everyone. But In Second Test Match at Durban Indian Players not played well. Except from Vijay, Rahane and Pujara our batsman Failed again.
In first Innngs Vijay missed his first Away Century just in 3 runs. But Bright prospect of the series is Azinkya Rahane. He played with confident and courage. Rahane was posted half centuries in both innings. Especially in second innings his 96 runs innings is amazing. He did not get any support form his team mates.. but Rahane played with ease and flexibility. Rahane is a good finding for Team India in this Series. in Bowling department Veteran Zaheer Khan did not bowled with full strength.
In first Test he is OK. but in second Test he was failed to take wickets. Ishanth Sharma is also same case. he gave away turns of runs. But Young Mohmmod Shami is bowled wonderfully. His line and length was perfect. Surely he will become main bowler for India in Future. India Lost the Second test and Lost the Series also. Its a learning curve for Young Indian Team. Our Team Journey is more difficult in 2014. India have to play in Newzeland.. Where more tough condition than South Africa.