Cape Town - Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara was not happy with the Proteas’ batting approach in the final Test against India in Delhi.
The Proteas crashed to a 337-run defeat to concede the four-game
The South Africans never attempted to chase down the 480-run
victory target, instead opting to fight for a draw.
They fought bravely, before being bowled out for 143 in a
mammoth 143.1 overs.
AB de Villiers (43 off 297 balls) and Hashim Amla (25 off
244 balls) tried their level best to save the game but their efforts eventually
proved in vain.
Lara feels the slow approach in saving the Test will not
help in cricket's aim to attract more fans to the stadium even if day-night
Tests were introduced on a major scale.
After the recent success in the debut day-night Test between
Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide, a lot of positive talks have emerged
with many in the cricket fraternity calling for more day-night Tests.
Lara expressed his thoughts on his official Twitter account
where he also reminded fans of how his West Indies team chased down 418 to beat a
world class Australia at St John's in 2003.
Lara, 46, scored 11 953
runs in 131 Tests for the West Indies at an impressive average of 52.88.