Twitter erupts as proxy captain Bavuma brings no fortunes for his team
Ever since the visitors South Africa locked horns with India, they haven’t had the luck factor along with them. It is not just about the outcome of the match but the toss has been another factor as well.
Interestingly, Faf du Plessis brought in Temba Bavuma at the toss for change of fortunes, but it was to no avail. After losing 9 tosses in a row, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis dropped a big hint ahead of the third test, that he might bring in someone else to take up the Toss in the hope of some good luck.
It should be noted that Australia Women’s captain Meg Lanning had brought in Alyssa Healy as her toss substitute, mentioning the fact that she hasn’t found success through at the toss and maybe bringing in a proxy would bring some luck.
Even Du Plessis decided to do the same tactic as he called in Temba Bavuma to carry out the Toss at Ranchi. Bavuma made up his mind to call for a tail but unfortunately, it was “heads”, which left the India skipper Virat Kohli in stitches.
Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite losing three wickets early on in the innings, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck together a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Kagiso Rabada picked two wickets to his name while Anrich Nortje picked one.
India’s scorecard reads 147/3 (38 overs). Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are batting at 75* and 49* respectively (drinks break).
— Ainish D (@ainishdaveAD) October 19, 2019
Virat reaction when even Temba Bavuma fails to win the toss 🤣
— Bilal 🇮🇳 (@Ahmadbilal111) October 19, 2019
Proteas need to hire someone who can guide them in toss. Can't believe we can't win single toss in away matches
— Jaganath (@jaganath841) October 19, 2019
That’s interesting !!
Bavuma coming to toss as a proxy captain along with skipper Faf to bring luck !
Virat still wins the toss n bats first
5 changes for South Africa !!
— CA Amit Arora (@amiamigood) October 19, 2019
In a quest of not losing straight 10th toss in Asia, Faf Du Plesis walked in with a proxy captain Temba Bavuma along side him at the toss who is also their vice captain as well. But as they say, when your fate has been decided already there is nothing much you can do about it.
— Pavan Bilapatte (@PavanBilapatte) October 19, 2019
SA loss 10th toss consective.#ind vs sa
— Sahil rumaan (@RumaanSahil) October 19, 2019
Amidst all that chaos at the toss, the most hilarious was Karthik nearly shouting Temba won the toss before Virat Kohli showing up in front of his face made him swallow his words.#INDvSA https://t.co/9p7cpmdE4L
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) October 19, 2019