India A currently playing their first unofficial test match against South Africa A at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. They were scheduled to play three four-day matches in South Africa from 23 November to 9 December.
Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is part of the tour party and he recently took to Instagram to share his reaction after having a good tea in South Africa. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini and all-rounder Saurabh Kumar also featured in the video shared by their teammate.
The trio seemed impressed with the tea served to them in South Africa. They left network users in split with their funny reaction.
“Our reaction when we get good chai in South Africa,Chahar subtitled his post.
Rahul was selected for Team India instead Yuzvendra Chahal in the just-concluded T20 World Cup in UAE. However, Rahul was benched in most of the matches in the multinational tournament. He only played in India’s last Super 12 match against Namibia, where he went wicket-less and conceded 30 runs in his quota of four overs.
Rahul, however, was excluded from the squad for the ensuing New Zealand home series. Instead, he was admitted to the India A squad for a shadow series (unofficial test) against South Africa A.
South Africa A dominated on day 1 of the unofficial test match against India A
South African batters showed up strongly on the opening day of the competition after being asked to strike first. The opener Sarel Erwee was early dismissed by Saini, but captain Pieter malan stabilized the ship with its undefeated 157. Tony de Zorzi also hit brilliantly, scoring 117 runs before being sent back by the speedster Umran Malik |.
Moreover, Jason Smith smashed half a century and did not allow the Indian bowlers to turn things around in the last session of the day. The Proteas have scored 343/3 in 90 overs with Malan and Jason still on the field.
For India, Arzan Nagaswalla, Umran and Navdeep took a wicket each. On the other hand, Rahul, Krishnappa Gowtham and Baba Aparajith remained wicketless on day 1.