IND vs SA: It Was By Far The Most Challenging Bowling I Have Come Across In My Career – Keegan Petersen On India's Bowling Attack

South Africa batsman Keegan Petersen has said that the Indian bowling attack, which he faced during the recently concluded three-match Test series, was by far the most challenging bowling he has come across in his career.

Keegan Petersen was the highest run-getter in the recently concluded three-match Test series between India and South Africa, where South Africa made a strong comeback after losing the first Test and won the series by 2-1.

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Keegan Petersen. (Photo: Twitter)

In the 3-match series, he batted in all 6 innings and scored 276 runs at an average of 46 with his highest score being 82 runs. Also, he scored three half-centuries in the series and was the highest run-getter as well.

Also, Keegan Petersen won the ‘ Player of the Series’ award and ‘Player of the Match’ award in the Cape Town Test.

Meanwhile, Petersen has said that his introduction to international cricket hasn’t been easy for him.

“It hasn’t completely sunk in yet, I still can’t explain how it feels completely despite it being two days already. Myself, my family and everyone close to us are still trying to get over it somehow. It was a challenging series against one of the best bowling attacks in the world,” the official website of Cricket South Africa (CSA) quoted Petersen as saying.

“It was by far the most challenging bowling I have come across in my career, whether it’s been in first-class cricket or any form of cricket. It hasn’t been an easy introduction for me to international cricket, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. My journey’s unique and it’s my story to tell as well,” he added.

We are also trying to tell a new story as a team together as well – Keegan Petersen

IND vs SA: It Was By Far The Most Challenging Bowling I Have Come Across In My Career – Keegan Petersen On India's Bowling Attack

The 28-year-old said that he is grateful to get an opportunity to play amongst a group of players who are trying to start something new in South Africa cricket.

“Whether I bat in the first couple of overs or whether I bat after 50 overs, I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to be there, playing amongst a group of guys who are also trying to start something new in South African cricket. We are also trying to tell a new story as a team together as well,” said Petersen.

IND vs SA: It Was By Far The Most Challenging Bowling I Have Come Across In My Career – Keegan Petersen On India's Bowling Attack
An elated Dean Elgar lifts the Freedom Trophy with his team-mates, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022, © Getty Images

Keegan Petersen further lavished praise on the South African red-ball captain Dean and labelled him as a “ brilliant leader”.

“Deano as our captain, he’s going to, he has and he is going to achieve great things as well as a captain. He’s a brilliant leader and we wouldn’t want anyone else to lead us. The achievement for us as a squad, we know the chips were down and the odds were against us especially after the first game where we were beaten. It wasn’t a good scenario, but we had a couple of strong chats after the game looking at ways to bounce back,” he added.

 “It’s just our personalities and character as South Africans, even though we’re the underdogs, we always come back fighting. That’s just how we are and we showed that during this series. Hopefully, it carries on for years to come,” Keegan Petersen said while talking about the Test series win.

Meanwhile, the three-match One Day Internationals (ODI) series between India and South Africa will commence from January 19, 2022, at Boland Park, Paarl.

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