Richard Elgar, father of South African Test team captain Dean Elgar, has made a big disclosure in an article that the second Test match of the three-match Test series played in Johannesburg against Team India (India). He had a talk with his son before the fourth day’s play. He has said that Dean had talked about sticking to the crease all day and eating balls on his body.
Elgar’s father, Richard, wrote in an article, “Dean told me Dad, I’ll be there until the end of the game. If they want to get me out, something has to be broken in my body. They won’t be able to get me out by hitting me on the body.”
He wrote, “In the morning, when the target was reduced to 100, I told my wife that you know Indian bowlers will not be able to get our son out today. I could see that Dean was in the zone. He was so focused that he didn’t know what was happening around him. I could see him.”
Elgar’s father further wrote, “My wife said but still 100 runs and I said no problem. Dean and the team are going to win it.”
It is known that in the second match of the three-match Test series played against India in Johannesburg, South Africa won by 7 wickets. Along with this, he also leveled the series 1-1.
Captain Dean Elgar played an important role in this historic victory of his team. He remained at one end till the end and faced 188 balls and played an unbeaten (match winning) innings of 96 * runs. During this, he ate many balls of Indian bowlers on his body, but he still stood firm and in the end hit the winning four for his team. This is South Africa’s first win in a Test against India at Wanders in Johannesburg.