Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the South African batsmen lacked application, technique and temperament in the ongoing test series.

India defeated the number 1 ranked side in the first and third test matches with games ending within three days on turning tracks.

The pitch at Feroshah Kotla is a much better than previous ones but South Africa were bowled out for 121 in reply to India’s 334.

“In Nagpur also there was nothing in the pitch, which turned a little bit. If you are expecting to play on pitches, where the ball is going to come straight, then honestly one should go on the road and play, because only on roads the ball would come straight to you.

“Different conditions are there in different countries. And one should be prepared to accept that South Africa’s batting lacked application, technique and temperament,” said the former India captain.

Rahane made an excellent 127, Gavaskar said that South Africans should have taken a cue from the Indian middle order batsmen, their scorecard could have looked better.

“India played top class cricket. (Ajinkya) Rahane and (Ravichandran) Ashwin (56) played really well and later the bowlers did a very good job,” Gavaskar told ‘NDTV’.

“The way some South African batsmen played today, the pitch cannot be blamed. One should not complain about the pitch. It was a very ordinary batting by them,” he added.

The South African batsmen have looked out of sorts. In today’s days play at the Kotla, the South African batsmen played ordinary shots and gave their wickets away. AB De Villiers was the only batsmen who looked to score runs.

India had lost the ODI and T20 series but has dominated the entire test series and look to seal the test series 3-0. 

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