South Africa’s hero cricketer in the Test series succeeds over India. Keegan Petersen has said that the completion of having defeated a strong Indian side is yet to fall in. The 28-year-old explained the Indian bowling attack in the series as the most difficult he has faced in his career so far.

Petersen was the Performer of the Series with 276 runs, including 3-half-centuries, as South Africa better from a 0-1 deficit to register a 2-1 win. He was also performed in the Cape Town match for his secured of 72 and 82.
Reflective on the memorable victory, the most capped batter with a compact technique was quoted as a proverb by Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) official website:

“It hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I still can’t explain how it feels completely despite being two days already. Myself, my family, and everyone close to us are still trying to get over it somehow. It was a challenging series against one of the best bowling attacks in the world.”

Petersen accepted that facing high-class Indian bowling was a huge challenge. He added:

“It was by far the most challenging bowling I have come across in my career, whether it’s been in first-class cricket or any form of cricket. It hasn’t been an easy introduction to international cricket, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. My journey’s unique, and it’s my story to tell as well.”


In June 2021, the left-hand batter made his Test debut against West Indies at Gros Islet, governing only 19 in South Africa’s innings win. In the Centurion Test against India, he was also denied low runs. Although, Petersen lifted himself and registered three half-centuries in his next 4-innings.


“We wouldn’t want somebody to lead us” – Keegan Petersen praises Dean Elgar.

Besides Petersen, South African skipper Dean Elgar was the standout playing with the bat hosts. He secured a defiant 77 in Centurion before winning with a successful 96 in Johannesburg.

Hailing his skipper, the batter with well-known initials ‘KP’ said:

“Deano as our captain, he’s going to, he has and he is going to achieve great things as well as a captain. He’s a brilliant leader and we wouldn’t want anyone else to lead us. The achievement for us as a squad, we know the chips were down and the odds were against us especially after the first game where we were beaten. It wasn’t a good scenario, but we had a couple of strong chats after the game looking at ways to bounce back.”

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