Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri commended South African batter, Keegan Petersen, for his splendid performance in the recently concluded 3-match Test series between India and South Africa.
Petersen won the Player of the Match for his twin fifties in Cape Town and also the Player of the Series award for scoring 276 runs in six innings, including three crucial fifties.
Following the series victory, Shastri said that Petersen reminded him of his childhood hero and former Indian batter, Gundappa Vishwanath. The 72-year-old Vishwanath played 91 Tests for India, scoring 6080 runs at an average of 41.93.
Here’s what Ravi Shastri had to say about Keegan Petersen:
“Keegan Peterson (KP). Excellent initials (@KP24). A great world player in the making. My childhood hero Gundappa Vishwanath comes to mind #SAvIND.“
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 14, 2022
South Africa chased down another 200+ target in the fourth innings to secure the series. They made a brilliant comeback after the cricketing fraternity gave them no chance following the defeat in Centurion.
Their pace bowling attack proved to be too strong for the visitors in the final two Tests and coupled with the middle-order woes for India, it was always going to be a steep climb for the visitors.
However, considering India’s strong pace attack, they were expected to win but the South African batters led by Petersen ensured that they won both the games without much fuss eventually.