Team India defeated South Africa by a commanding margin of 16 runs in the second T20I of the series, giving them a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Temba Bavuma requested India to bat, and they made a solid 237/3 in 20 overs, with all four of the top batsmen contributing significantly.
Rohit Sharma also made a quick 43 before Suryakumar Yadav took over with an amazing 22-ball 61-run performance, after KL Rahul’s 57 runs. Dinesh Karthik hit two sixes in the penultimate over to lead India to an enormous total in Guwahati, while Kohli stayed unbeaten at 49.
South Africa Gives India Late Scare
But South Africa came back strongly, reaching 221/3 in 20 overs, thanks in large part to David Miller’s undefeated century (106* off 47 balls).
Despite Miller’s power hitting and Quinton de Kock’s late flowering, the Proteas’ start was very peculiar as their skipper played out a maiden over against Deepak Chahar. By the 19th over of the game, the Proteas required 63 runs to win the match.
The second last over of the South African innings was delivered by Arshdeep Singh, who got things going with a no-ball. De Kock was dropped by Rohit Sharma after smashing a short-pitched ball towards deep mid-wicket on the free hit.
Even if Rohit had caught the ball, it wouldn’t have mattered, but the cameramen couldn’t help but pan towards head coach Rahul Dravid and the support crew after the drop.
Television Time Is Good Time: Ravi Shastri
In any case, Ravi Shastri was on-air at the time, and Murali Kartik used this opportunity to ask Shastri a somewhat awkward question.
“Every time something happens, (for example) a fielding lapse, we show the fielding coach, or when something is done wrong by the bowler, the bowling coach. Imagine you being the coach, did you know we were showing you when there was something wrong with the team?” Kartik asked Shastri.
The former head coach of India responded with a really amusing statement. Shastri claimed, “I was always snoring .”
“I couldn’t be bothered. Television time is good time. I just hoped I wasn’t picking my nose or something of that sort,” Shastri further said.
From 2017 until 2021, Shastri served as head coach and was responsible for a fantastic stretch of Indian cricket, notably in Test matches. India won two-Test series in Australia when he was in charge, and before the fifth Test was played earlier this year, India had a 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series in England.