Young South Africa star David Bedingham names his two favourite India players

South Africa debutant David Bedingham names his two favourite Indian batters who he has followed. Brings up how watching the two improved his technique and performances.

Sarah Andrew
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David Bedingham (Source: Twitter)

The First Test in Centurion was great for every South African player where they beat the Indians by an innings and 32 runs. The home team did with both bat and ball with Kagiso Rabada taking a fifer to Dean Elgar scoring a magnificent century. With this, the hosts will go into the 2nd Test match with a lot of confidence and look to seal another series at home. The Proteas will look to display the same performance they showed in the first encounter and keep their dominance at the Newlands as well.

We have talked about the two big performers for the South Africans, but there were still some players in that team that played some great knocks. One of the best knocks were of debutant David Bedingham who played a great innings of 56 from 87 deliveries and formed an important partnership with Dean Elgar. The 29-year-old batter was picked in the eleven after great performances in first-class cricket where in his 87 matches he scored over 6000 runs at an average of close to 50. This was a great start to Bedingham’s career where he had a big part to play in the game after two early dismissals. He also gave an interview with the Press Trust India(PTI) answering some great questions.

Bedingham’s two favourite Indian cricketers

The young batter was asked who his favourite players were to which he first gave the names of Jacques Kallis and Herschelle Gibbs who he grew up watching, but also picked two Indian cricketers who loved watching as well saying “ “Definitely Herschelle Gibbs. Jacques Kallis was from my school or I was from his school. So I tended to watch those two. My two favourites among Indian players are Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. I think when I was between 13-18, I was trying to mould my technique like Kallis and Gibbs and when I had a bad game, I changed my technique to copy Kohli’s or try probably Sharma’s.”

David Bedingham has already shown some great performance in his first Test and the fact that he took a page or two out of one of the greatest Indian batters is evident seeing his performance in the match. Bedingham still has a long way to go in his international career, but with his performance and this interview, he has proven that he is moving on the right track, where he hopefully achieve more success in his ventures. It will be interesting to see what he will have in store in the next game as well as he might be eager to play a much bigger innings.

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