India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Reveals Reason for Quiet Century Celebration

India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Reveals Reason for Quiet Century Celebration

Ahead of the final ODI against India, which would basically be only for pride, South Africa got some bad news.

While the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have bamboozled South Africa throughout the ODI series, Kohli has also led by example as he is the highest scorer with 429 runs in five matches, which includes two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 143.

Earlier, team India secured the ODI series against South Africa but through the last match, India won the series though there is still one match left.

Amla said the ODI series loss to India, in a way, could help because it has brought the players to the ground.

Hashim Amla stood firm with a score of 71, but the failure of De Villiers ensured that South Africa would never overhaul the Indian score.Once again the India #wrist spinners Chahal and Yadav bowled well and mesmerized the South African batsmen. "The way I am batting now, it has evolved a lot", he added. "We've definitely missed Faf and know what a quality player he is".

"I think India has two world-class spinners and they might spin it anywhere, but we have got a whole year to learn to deal with that stuff. Maybe in 2008 in England, when we didn't have a good one-day series but there are always positives and learning to take from it", Amla told reporters on Thursday. But when you are losing in this manner, whatever adjustment needs to be made, you focus on that.


Rohit Sharma hit a crucial century in the previous ODI. The coach has a long-term vision and a few ideas up his sleeve, this is the ideal opportunity to execute that.

Kedar Jadhav and Shreyas Iyer have been given opportunities to bat at number 5. The last game is scheduled on February 16 in Centurion.

However, the conditions notwithstanding, India's inability to surge from a position of absolute strength to eventually not touching the 300-run mark raised questions on the middle-order's inability to add to the top-order onslaught. It was also his second ton against South Africa, the first one came in 2015 at Kanpur when he scored 150. "Looking back I think it was the right decision", he said.

Commenting on his return to form after series of poor performances, the Mumbai batsman said: "I got out in three matches only, how can you say form is bad after three matches?"

Amla admitted that the top order has not managed to put together decent partnerships and score big.

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