SA vs IND: ‘Being captain of Proteas not easy, lately there has been scrutiny around our team’ says Temba Bavuma;

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SA vs IND: ‘Being captain of Proteas not easy, lately there has been scrutiny around our team’ says Temba Bavuma;

SA vs IND: South Africa limited-overs skipper Temba Bavuma has said that being captain of the Proteas is not easy. And that recent times have been difficult for everyone involved in the setup.

Virat Kohli’s (65), Shikhar Dhawan’s (61), and Deepak Chahar’s (54) half-centuries were in vain as India lost the third and final One-Day International to South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town. The Proteas now have a 3-0 lead in the ODI series.

“Look, I do not think it is easy being the captain of South Africa. There are many dynamics that you need to manage, I think for me is to keep cricket the main thing of focus among the guys. It has been a challenging period for the team, particularly members of the management. There has been a lot of scrutiny around the team. To manage the conversations that happen within the changing room and to ensure that our energies are focused on performing, for me that has been the biggest challenge,” said Bavuma during a virtual press conference.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen scored 124 and 52 runs, respectively, as South Africa amassed 287 runs. Prasidh Krishna returned with three wickets for India.

“Yeah, I enjoy the captaincy and that has its benefits, it has shown me my own performances. Captaincy involves a lot of thinking and with that thinking, your own performance also enhances. I am always trying to assess the situations and how to counter those situations,” said Bavuma.

“For me, this ODI series against India wins a lot as a player. Looking back at the series and knowing I contributed significantly to the winning cause, makes it a lot better. To convincingly beat India, speaks a lot. Things are still early in my career from the leadership point of view, I will try to not get ahead of myself,” he added.

(With ANI Inputs)

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