Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was not impressed with the way Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav batted in the final ODI of the series. The visitors were defeated 0-3 by South Africa after another batting collapsed in Cape Town. While Shreyas Iyer played all the matches, Suryakumar was included in the Playing XI for the final match.
According to Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul have won several games for the country, but players like Iyer and Yadav have failed when needed.
“Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav had the best chance to cement their spots in the middle-order, but they failed to justify their selection. They could’ve easily scored big but threw away their wickets,” said Gambhir.
Shreyas amassed 26 runs, Suryakumar accumulated 39 in the dead-rubber.