Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan posted an emotional tweet after India failed to win the 1st Test at Cape Town.
India gave a tough fight to the Proteas in their home conditions. Their much-vaunted batting didn’t quite rise to the occasion in either innings. But after the 3rd innings of the match, there were some expectations from the Indian batsmen to chase the target.
The conditions on the 4th day did not help the batsmen in any way. South Africa lost their 8 wickets for just 65 runs and then Philander ran through India’s batting order as they could manage only 135 runs.
In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 16 runs in each innings. He was outplayed by the bounce in both the innings.
After the match, he posted an emotional tweet that said, “It’s sad we lost the game! But it is important we stay positive and confident as a team.. looking forward to the next game .”
It's sad we lost the game! But it is important we stay positive and confident as a team.. looking forward to the next game😊 pic.twitter.com/92t7Jiinuq
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 9, 2018
The next test starts this Saturday on 13 January 2018 in Centurion at the SuperSport Park. It is to be seen what changes Virat Kohli makes to the side.