We've got a good hiding from India: Gibson

We've got a good hiding from India: Gibson

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Published on: Feb 14, 2018

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South Africa coach Ottis Gibson feels the team will learn from their defeats to India, and be stronger for the experience when they head to England for the World Cup next year.

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson feels the team will learn from their defeats to India, and be stronger for the experience when they head to England for the World Cup next year.

"It's been a good lesson and in a year's time I think it will prove to have been a good lesson to learn right now. We've got a good hiding from India, let's not kid ourselves about that, but it's also given us a lot of food for thought going forward. Twelve months from now we'll be a lot stronger for having had this experience,” Gibson was quoted as saying in a Cricbuzz report.

Rohit Sharma roared back to form with a hundred before the spinners again took over. "A lot of credit has to go to India. In almost every game, one of their top three has scored a hundred. We've got one hundred and when you look at the series those are the differences," said Gibson.

Praising India, Gibson went on to add, "Hash (Amla) has got 26 hundreds in one-day cricket so he knows how to do it, but he's not been allowed to either by the way they have bowled or the lack of confidence in our batting."

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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