South Africa won the second Test against India by seven wickets to level the three match Test series. Elgar made 96 runs off 188 balls in a chase of 240 runs to hand a famous win to the hosts. The third Test match is currently being played at Cape Town will decide the winner of the series.
India has never won a Test series in South Africa and Cape Town is a venue where India have never won a game. In the five matches that the team has played here, two have ended in a draw, while South Africa has won the other three matches.
On the eve of the third Test, Elgar interacted with the press and termed the Cape Town Test as the most important of his Test career, adding that a series win over India will be the biggest win of his career.
“It will be the biggest Test win in my playing career so far,” he said.
“What we did in the last Test speaks massive amounts for us leading into this Test. But we can’t look too far ahead, the moment you do that you’re going to lose the plot.
“For us to win the series 2-1 will be huge, beating the world number one side even though it’s in your own back yard, it’s still going to speak massive amounts for our players group and the Proteas badge.”
Elgar continued that winning the last Test match was a huge deal for the team. He also mentioned that the players have worked a lot in the past few months and that was clearly visible when they took the field during the second Test.
“From a player’s group, it would be massive for us. I think we’ve put in so much hard work these last few months and we’ve been playing pretty good cricket up until now. We’ve just not had a lot of things go our way. You need that sometimes, we’ve been doing everything right. We’ve been ticking the boxes we set ourselves,” Elgar added.