He also outlined the franchise's plan for the upcoming mega auctions and told the fans that CSK will look to get back as many of their former players as they can.
The opportunity came again in the next Test and went begging this time around as well. The Team India camp finds it a bit of a joke that unnamed BCCI officials thought it by themselves that sending one or two players in advance could've sorted things.
Virat lost the toss in the Newlands. The BCCI may have given the team the offer to head early to South Africa but the latter was convinced that there was no point in one or two individuals heading there early. Or tossing his bat to the ground when a batting partner gets out. The ball can climb from just short of a good length as well. That's the biggest positive that we are taking 20 wickets. Barring the first innings at Cape Town where they leaked 40 runs more that they should have.
Aiden Markram was Bumrah's first victim, falling leg before wicket as he played back to a ball which cut back and kept low. At a time when the team needed him to fight it out and save the Test, such a stroke was uncalled for.
The Master Blaster had a very special message for The Indian Captain, Virat Kohli after he got recognized with the Sir Garfield Sobers Award.
Clearly there will be no let-ups from handing du Plessis what he wants as the captain of the home team when he comes out for the toss at the Wanderers on Wednesday.
It meant India could gobble together 307 in their first innings to limit South Africa's lead to just 28. However, after bowling nearly thirty overs, Ashwin only had one wicket to show for all of his efforts. Morne Morkel said it felt "100%" like bowling India. One of the prime areas which has been the differentiating factor between the two teams is their contrasting fielding performances. It was also nice to see Hashim Amla get some runs, AB de Villiers came in and played a very crucial knock in the second innings.
Now, tour matches that are not first-class - these games do not have a designated eleven and most batsmen and bowlers in the squad get a run - clearly lack intensity and serve little objective.
This match will be remembered for rash running between the wickets as much as it will be remembered for Ngidi's performance on debut. The Jharkhand wicket-keeper batsman was retained by returning Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings in the recently concluded IPL player retention event. Foreign coaches have flocked to the Indian Premier League but when it comes to national duty, the BCCI hasn't been open to giving even a part-time role to one of them.