Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith acknowledged the fact that the current Indian test side is indeed dangerous and the South Africans need to be wary of Virat Kohli’s men.
The young Indian side has already won accolades for its courageous display in Sri Lanka, where they won a series after 22 years, meanwhile South Africa didn’t have many positives from their rain marred Bangladeshi tour.
“I’m a bit nervous. It’s a tough tour for us and this is a big season for South African cricket with the Indian tour and the English tour later this year. This could be the defining period for this team,” the former skipper said
Smith also made it clear that the Indian conditions are hard enough to play test cricket let alone win games.
“Four Test matches in India are not going to be easy, especially because it involves a lot of travelling, a lot of people and the conditions are going to spin. I’m holding thumbs that everything will go well. If we have a good Indian tour, I think we’ll then do very well against the English,” the veteran test captain added.
Graeme Smith led South Africa on two occasions in India, and won a test on each of the occasions. He also praised his nation on their commendable feat of not losing an away Test series since 2006.
“Our record of not losing a Test series away from home since 2006 has been incredible. Hopefully, these guys will keep going and keep doing us proud,” Smith quoted to have said.