South Africa‘s hopes of securing a spot within the ODI World Cup 2023 closing have been defeated in a disappointing three-wicket loss Australia within the second semi-final at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
The Led by Temba Bavuma aspect, which boasted a dominant batting order that wreaked havoc all through the match, collapsed like a pack of playing cards towards the formidable Aussie bowling assault. Regardless of the nice efficiency of David Miller (101), who confirmed resilience and talent, the remainder of the batting line-up didn’t generate any attraction within the all-important match.
Following the Proteas’ disheartening exit from the continuing version of the World Cup, veteran Imran Tahir launched a scathing assault on his aspect’s disastrous batting efficiency within the must-win cricket battle.
‘They performed cricket as youngsters’: Imran Tahir
Tahir expressed his disappointment over the crew’s efficiency and described it as taking part in cricket as youngsters. He criticized the batters for not taking accountability, particularly in difficult circumstances the place the ball was swinging and seaming. The spin maestro emphasised the necessity for gamers to adapt their method primarily based on the prevailing match scenario.
“They performed cricket as youngsters. It was a particularly disappointing begin. The batters ought to have taken accountability, however they did not try this in any respect. If the ball is swinging and seaming, it’s a must to play in line with the scenario.” mentioned Tahir in a dialogue on Star Sports activities.
The Lahore-born cricketer, who represented South Africa in 107 ODIs, took on the opening duo of Quinton de Kock and Bavuma for failing to ship high performances.
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Imran Tahir’s scathing feedback on Temba Bavuma
Tahir expressed his disappointment over South Africa’s batting efficiency, particularly mentioning Quinton and Bavuma, underscoring that the duo ought to have sustained their innings for longer. He additionally highlighted that the skipper admits that he’s not match earlier than the match, claiming that an unfit participant can’t work to his aspect’s benefit.
“Quinton de Kock and Bavuma ought to have batted for a very long time. He (Bavuma) himself mentioned earlier than the match that he was not match. This can’t be in South Africa’s favor as a result of it’s a must to be a match participant.” the 44-year-old added.