Bavuma suffered a hamstring injury while fielding during the 20th over of the Boxing Day Test between India and South Africa at the Super Sport Park in Centurion. Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs criticized Bavuma’s fitness level, calling him “unfit and overweight to play” after he left the field. Dean Elgar took over as captain after Bavuma’s departure. Bavuma, who recently returned to the field after a hamstring strain, underwent a medical assessment that confirmed a left hamstring injury. South African fans hope for a swift recovery for the player who holds a crucial batting role.