Vishakhapatnam: The No 1 and 3 ranked Test teams are in town and they will square off with each other in a high-profile Test series kicking off tomorrow. Yet, there is hardly any buzz around in this coastal city. Barring a few curious faces outside the ACA-VDCA Stadium on the outskirts, it is hard to find fans here, who are genuinely looking forward to come to the ground and watch India and South Africa resume their red-ball rivalry. Even on social media, so far the pre-series chatter is subdued.
It seems the lack of expectations from an inexperienced Proteas side has resulted in this apathy amongst the fans here in India. They expect the mighty hosts to roll over their South African counterparts in one-sided contests at venues like Visakhapatnam, Pune and Ranchi, -where spin is likely dictate terms.
Well, it might be too early to call the series.