“Couldn’t be pleased” – Dean Elgar stated on South Africa’s won the Test series against India.

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An excited Dean Elgar said that he ‘couldn’t be pleased of his team after South Africa win against India by 7-wickets today in the 3rd and final Test at Newlands, Cape Town to claim a 2-1 series success.

Having lost the series-opening player, South Africa returned strong with great bowling performances in the next 2-tests and two back-to-back 4th-innings pursuits.

Discuss at the post-match display, the South African captain said:

“I’m pretty pleased; I think it will sink in a day or two, maybe this evening. I couldn’t be prouder of the group. We were thrown under the sword quite a few times this series, and the guys responded brilliantly.”

Talking about how South Africa responded after defeat in the first Test, Dean Elgar added:

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“After the first loss, we had a lot of hope knowing we can still win this. I asked the players to respond in a better nature, the better way, and they responded brilliantly. I’m extremely happy.”

The captain discussed how he challenged the players to rise to the opportunity, and they did. Elgar said:

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“The way our bowling unit delivered throughout the series is brilliant. I threw down the challenge after the first game, and the guys responded brilliantly.”

“It supports to have a team that doesn’t have big names” – Dean Elgar

South Africa came into this series with various stars’ performers retiring in recent times. Wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock also stated his retirement from Test cricket after the primary match of the series.

Dean Elgar, although, said that having a team without big names was a blessing in the cover-up as all the performers rallied around each other and performed as a unit. Elgar said:

“It helps to have a group that doesn’t have any real big names; they like to rally together and play as one. And that’s crucial. I’m extremely proud of this group of players that we have here.”

He went on to say:

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“Ultimately, if you want to operate at our performance levels, you need tough chats, and I’m a bit of old-school mentality with a new-school twist. I laid a few challenges, even to some of the senior players as well. It was great to see the guys take my message on board.”

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