In what came as the 2nd time during India’s tour of South Africa, the tricoloured Indian Flag was hoisted inappropriately ahead of the 3rd ODI at the Newlands in Cape Town.

It happened earlier as well at the same venue when both teams were set to lock horns in the opening Test.

Indian journalist Debashish Sen took to his twitter handle and broke the news. He wrote,

”It happened on the eve of the first test match at Newlands. And now yet again it happened on the eve of the third ODI between #INDvSA at the same venue. Hope the tricolour is hoisted correctly before the match gets underway.”

It is surely not a pleasant sight for the Indian supporters, as it might hurt their feelings towards the nation. It is something the authorities should be aware of, as there is nothing more pride in playing for your own country so the flag should always be hoisted properly.

Meanwhile, after losing the Test series by a 2-1 margin, the visitors have bounced back strongly in the ODI series and have already taken a 2-0 lead in the six-match series. Their wrist spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav had spun a web around the South African batsmen, and they haven’t been able to get rid over it.

They have shared 13 wickets between them in the two matches and have spell doom for the South African batters. In addition to that, the hosts have already lost Quinton de Kock and skipper Faf du Plessis to injuries and have a young captain Aiden Markram who has played only in 3 ODI’s. They lack experience in the middle-order which had prevented them from making a mark in the ongoing ODI series so far.

India is nearing their first ever bilateral series victory on South African soil, and as of now, they are well set to end their drought of winning a series in the Rainbow nation.

Sunil Gavaskar, South Africa vs India 2018, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Chahal and Kuldeep have taken 13 wickets in the first two games (Credits: BCCI)

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