‘It is not surprising that the Indians have struggled’ against South Africa, says Shoaib Akhtar

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“The Indian batsmen will be really tested in [the] Tests”

Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has announced that it comes as no surprise to him that the “Indians have struggled” against South Africa.

Akhtar’s comments come after South Africa thrashed India 2-0 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series.

The third and final ODI in Centurion was abandoned after South Africa scored 301 due to heavy rain.

“It is not surprising that the Indians have struggled,” Akhtar said. “It happens with every team in the first few matches because of the different conditions and pitches but the Indian batsmen will be really tested in [the] Tests.”

India’s two-Test series against South Africa gets underway on December 18 in Johannesburg.

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