IND vs SA: Rishabh Pant will do what MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli didn’t do!

India had leveled the series in the fourth T20 win. (BCCI Photo)

When India had lost both the initial matches, it was thought that this series would easily be named after South Africa, but Team India has made a great comeback and equalized in the series.

If we talk about the most successful captains of India, then it will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the first edition of the T20 World Cup and then won the ODI World Cup. Virat Kohli is also counted among the best captains of India. However, he is not the captain at this time. He left the captaincy of the team after the T20 World Cup-2021. These two are standing very close to doing what they could not do as captains. Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant). Teams of India and South Africa are currently participating in the five-match T20 series. Pant is captaining the team in this series. The five-match T20 series is currently tied at 2-2 and the decider of this series will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The team winning this match will win the series. Only in this victory lies the essence of Pant’s captaincy.

The start of this series for India was very bad. He was defeated in both the initial matches. It seemed here that the work that has not been done so far will not be done this time also, but under the captaincy of Pant, India has leveled the series by winning the next two matches and is now close to winning the series. If India wins this series, then it will be the first time that they will win the T20 series against South Africa at home. Before this, the Indian team has failed to do so twice.

Defeated under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

South Africa played its first T20 series in India in 2015. India had to face 2-0 in this three-match series. South Africa defeated India by seven wickets in the first T20 played in Dharamsala on October 2, 2015. In the second match played in Cuttack on October 5, the visiting team won by six wickets. The third match was in Kolkata which was called off without a ball being bowled. The captain of Team India in this series was Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Disappointment also found in Kohli’s captaincy

The South African team once again visited India in 2019 and this time also India could not beat it. The first match of the series was on 15 September 2019 in Dharamsala but due to rain the match was canceled. The second T20 match was played at Mohali on 18 September. In this match too, India was defeated by seven wickets. India also had to face defeat in the third and last match played on 22 September in Bangalore. India lost this match by nine wickets and lost the series with it.

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If India wins on Sunday’s match, then it will be their first T20 series win over South Africa at home and all this will be under Pant’s captaincy.

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