The Hashim Amla-led side not only recorded their first overseas Test loss in nine years, but also two of the matches in under three days. Arthur, who was Australian coach when the Kangaroos lost to India 0-4, said that it's tough batting on Indian pitches.
"The wickets in India are extremely difficult and you can see how the entire batting order lost self-confidence. The same happened to Australia in India during my last tour with them there. We had exactly the same pitches there, which Australian and South African batsmen struggle with," Arthur, who was fired from the Australia job after the loss against India, said.
Arthur called on the senior Proteas players, especially Faf du Plessis and Jean-Paul Duminy, to put up their hands and help the batting order regain its confidence.
"They are good, experienced players and it's high time that they played their part," said Arthur. Arthur also believes that the national team's think tank should not use star player AB de Villiers as a wicketkeeper.

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