India’s 2006 tour of South Africa was very special for S Sreesanth as he took 18 wickets in the three-Test series. During this time he also took five wickets in the first Test match played in Johannesburg, it was also India’s first Test victory on South African soil.
Fast bowler Sreesanth took five wickets in the first innings of the first Test on this tour but Sreesanth says that this was not possible without the contribution of former Indian cricketer and teammates Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly at that time.
Sreesanth told a news channel, ‘I still remember that we had a match at Pochefstroom before the Test series. Sourav Ganguly was returning to the team and he used to take me to the net soon. I was not a very good bowler against left-handed batsmen and a long spell for Dada in the nets helped me a lot in bowling. “
Sreesanth also continued his first match performance in the second Test played in Durban and took four wickets in both innings. However, his efforts could not stop South Africa from achieving parity in the series and India lost the match by 174 runs.
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He went on to say, “If you notice, I bowled very well to the left-handed batsmen in South Africa – especially Graeme Smith. After every wicket I would go to Sachin Paji, because that too was me mid-off or mid- On used to tell me where to bowl. I was the man of the match, but it was all due to these veterans. ” Sreesanth finally said, “I did not know that India had never won a Test in South Africa and I came to know this later. I used to bowl against these giants in the nets which enabled me to succeed in South Africa.” “
It is worth noting that in 2006, a 3-match Test series was played between hosts South Africa and India, in which Africa was successful in capturing the series 2–1. The visiting team India lost both the last Test matches after winning the first match. Earlier, India had lost 4–0 in the 5-match ODI series played.
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