“I enjoy the captaincy, and I guess there is the knock-on benefit that it seems to have shown in my own performances,” said Bavuma.
“There is a lot of thinking and I enjoy the tactical side of things. With that thinking it also flows into your own performance.
“I am a bit clearer about what I am trying to do. I am always trying to assess the situation and come up with solutions and plans to counter those situations. That has seen an improvement in my own form.”
The victory over India will be a feather in the cap of Bavuma as the side builds towards the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in October and the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India a year later.
“It means a lot to me, and looking back at the series and knowing I contributed significantly to the winning cause of the team makes it better,” he says.
“From a captaincy point of view, you will always be judged on your record and to convincingly beat an Indian side of this calibre and with players of their pedigree speaks a lot about my captaincy.