Marco Jansen
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Last Update on: January 15th, 2022 at 04:07 pm

South African pacer Marco Jansen was the find of the recently concluded 3-match Test series between India and South Africa. He took 19 wickets in three matches which is the highest tally in a series for a debutant playing for South Africa.

In the second game, there was an incident with his Mumbai Indians (MI) teammate and Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah. Pointing to it, former cricketer Ashwell Prince said he enjoyed the duel, claiming that Jansen never thought about the IPL aspect of it.

Jasprit-Bumrah-Marco-Jansen. Photo- Twitter
Jasprit-Bumrah-Marco-Jansen. Photo- Twitter

One more thing I particularly enjoyed during #SAvIND series, the fact that #MarcoJansen didn’t back down once in the battle with Bumrah! He didn’t think about the IPL and how it might affect his relationships with people there. He put his country 1st, the way it should be,” Ashwell wrote on Twitter.

“Well done kid, don’t ever change” – Prince’s message to Marco Jansen

In addition, Prince commended Jansen for the way he fought for his country in his debut series. There were no nerves shown by the youngster and he is certainly a future prospect for the Proteas.

Marco Jansen
Marco Jansen playing for MI. Image-BCCI

Well done kid, don’t ever change. You be you and if people can’t respect you for being you, being competitive, putting your country 1st. That’s their problem. Sport is about competing, not giving an inch, and upholding the spirit of the game. Not about bank balances. #lesson2youth,” Prince mentioned.

South Africa won the series 2-1 after winning the Cape Town Test by 7 wickets. They chased down the target of 212 with Keegan Petersen top-scoring with 82.

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