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



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:


“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:


“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:


“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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