Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
In the second episode of HotSpot, we look back at the first Test between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam. India won by 203 runs, after twin hundreds by Rohit Sharma.
We discuss his new opener’s role, R Ashwin’s triumphant return, Mayank Agarwal’s double hundred, South Africa’s fight back in the first innings and Mohammed Shami’s burst in the second innings.
Eminent South African cricket writer Telford Vice joins this week’s episode from Cape Town and tells us about his love for chicken biryani as well as what South Africa did right in the first Test despite the heavy loss.
Season 2019-2020, Episode 2:
0:00-3:15 – What’s in store for you in this episode of HotSpot
3:15-15:15 – The Rohit Sharma-Mayank Agarwal partnership and why did South Africa play three spinners
15:20-36:00 – Ashwin is an all-time great so why is he not treated the same? And, should Faf du Plessis be batting at no.3 or no.4, or no.3, or no.4? Certainly not at no.5!
36:00-48:00 – How Shami quit chicken biryani and became the superhero known as Second Innings Shami. Also, a look ahead to the second Test in Pune!
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