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Ex-skipper Ali Bacher blames 'madness' tour to India for SA struggle

Johannesburg: Former South Africa skipper Ali Bacher believes that his side's recently-concluded tour against India has played a part in the team's current struggle.

South African batsman AB de Villiers plays a shot during the third days play in the second Test cricket match between England and South Africa at the Newlands stadium. Pic/AFP
South African batsman AB de Villiers plays a shot during the third days play in the second Test cricket match between England and South Africa at the Newlands stadium. Pic/AFP

Earlier, South Africa had suffered a humiliating 0-3 defeat in the four-match Test series against India.

Describing the tour against India as a 'madness', the 73-year-old revealed that his players' were not able to fully overcome the defeat, Sport24 reported.

Bacher, who believes that the Indian pitches were 'outrageous', insisted that his side were now tackling England in a tough series.

The former skipper further said that the current South African Test team could not fill the void left by star players like Shaun Pollock, Mark Boucher, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis.

South Africa are currently trailing 0-1 in the four-match Test series against the visitors following their 241-run defeat in the opening match against England in Durban.

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