Apart from profitable the Player of the match, Petersen was adjudged ‘Player of the Series’ for being the best run-scorer within the three-match sequence by amassing 276 runs in six innings at a median of 46.
“I don’t know how I feel, it hasn’t sunk in yet. Happy, emotional but just grateful to have had the opportunity. I took every little positive I can from every innings and build on that,” stated Petersen within the put up-match presentation ceremony.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar had lavished reward on Petersen for his efforts within the sequence.
“He’s dominated domestic cricket, awesome to see him have a great series. Long may he grow, there’s a lot of improvement from his point of view. The world is his oyster. Even though he’s someone older, he’s winning to learn. He’s a proper character within that team environment. Proud of what he has achieved.”
Petersen revealed it hasn’t been straightforward for him and had to put in numerous laborious work in doing nicely within the sequence.
“It’s been a tough journey, not easy. Have had to stick to my guns and fight it out. It’s been a long journey, can’t really tell the whole story right now. It’s not been easy even coming into Tests; challenging wickets, changing conditions, have had to deal with what has been in front of me.”
The 28-12 months-previous signed off by saying that spending numerous time on the crease made it simpler for him to bat on and get runs. “We’ve always had to tough it out against a high-quality bowling attack, high-quality team. Just spending time at the wicket is crucial. Evident longer you bat, easier it gets. I enjoyed every moment of it.”