India and South Africa are somewhere on neutral grounds when it comes to cricketing relations, neither team considers the other as fierce rivals nor there are overly friendly relations between the two nations. If anything, the two seem to like each other if the friendship between Royal Challengers teammates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is any barometer to go by.
One must not forget that it was a South African coach in the shape of Gary Kirsten who led India to World Cup glory, thanks to his cool and composed tactics. But that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any beef ever between the two nations. As India prepares to lock horns once again vs South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy, let us look back at the four controversies between India and South Africa which forever tainted the competition between the two nations featuring Sachin’s ban.
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