Another exciting India -South Africa series is on the cards when the three-match T20I series kicks off on September 15 (Sunday). The Proteas will also play three Tests after the T20Is as a part of the ICC World Test Championship.
The previous series’ between India and South Africa have given enough reason to hold the chairs tight and watch the games keenly. From last over finishes to eye-catching duels between cricketers of both the teams, there have been no shortage of excitements.
Meanwhile, along with these, there have been many controversies which have rocked the bilateral series between India and South Africa.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at five biggest controversies from the previous bilateral series between India and South Africa:
Kanpur pitch under scanner during the 2008 tour
The Green Park Stadium in Kanpur came under the scanner during the third Test between India and South Africa in 2008. The match 32 wickets fell within day three as India levelled the series 1-1 from being 1-0 down.
Soon after that, the wicket came under ICC’s scanner. Proteas coach Micky Arthur alleged the track was one of the most under-prepared in the world. Match referee Roshan Mahanama also submitted his match-report to the apex body expressing his concern over the pitch.
The match-referee from Sri Lanka rated the turf as poor.