The clash between Rishabh Pant and Rassie van der Dussen started during the second Test of India-South Africa played in Johannesburg, which continued till the third Test.
There was a tussle between Rasi van der Dussen and Rishabh Pant during the second Test. (Photo: Screenshot)
India and South Africa (India vs South Africa 2021) The test series is over between Contrary to everyone’s expectations, hosts South Africa defeated India 2-1 in the series. India started the series with a win at Centurion and it seemed that for the first time South Africa would hoist India’s tricolor on the ground, but the situation changed with the Johannesburg Test and South Africa made a tremendous comeback. The tussle between the players of both the teams also started from the Johannesburg Test and in this Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. (Rishabh Pant) and South African batsman Rasi van der Dussen (Rassie Van Der Dussen) Including the conflict between Now the South African batsman has put his side on that tip.
In the first innings of the second Test between India and South Africa, Rishabh Pant took the catch of Rasi van der Dussen behind the wicket. There was some controversy regarding this catch, as replays showed that the ball had fallen a little before going into Pant’s gloves, but the umpire gave it out. The South African camp was angry with this. After this, when Pant came to bat during India’s second innings, Van der Dussen was standing at short leg and he was being sled to Rishabh Pant. This affected Pant and he lost the wicket on the third ball while trying to play a big shot against Rabada.
there was no malice
After this, all this continued between Pant and van der Dussen in the third Test as well. However, the bet was finally in the hands of the South African batsman and his team. Van der Dussen, who played a key role in India’s defeat, posted on the cricket website espn-cricinfo In an interview given to him, he said that there was no bad feeling towards Pant from his side. Dusain said,
“That was my time to ask Rishabh some questions. Maybe he didn’t like it much. I don’t know why it was so. But of course there was no malice on my part. Maybe the way he took it – considered bad, not made to feel.”
It’s all part of test cricket
Van der Dussen said that all this happens in Test cricket and when he himself came out to bat, Indian players also told him a lot. The South African star said, “There was never any kind of enmity. From there it progressed a lot. When I went to bat, they (Indian team) also responded very well. This is part of the game. This is test cricket. There is a very tough competition there and everyone tries to get the smallest lead.”
Dussain’s performance in ODIs after Tests
The series was not very good for Van der Dussen, but he scored an unbeaten 42 in the second innings of the last Test to lead the team to the target and played a key role in winning the series. After this, the South African batsman played a big role in defeating India by 31 runs, playing an unbeaten 129 in the first ODI as well.