25.3.2020 11:10 am
Much like a corona-riddled world at the moment, the Titans star has more questions than answers about a bumpy 2019/20 season.
Highly-rated batsman Theunis de Bruyn may have just lost his Proteas contract but the 27-year-old has enough perspective to know there are far more important issues at hand at the moment and he is confident a rotten 2019/20 summer for him personally is just a hiccough in a career that has promised so much.
The wiry Dolphins seamer was an emergency replacement for the final ODI against Australia … and he didn’t disgrace himself.
If anything, the ODI series whitewashing of Australia illustrated that the new generation is now emerging.
The Aussies, like they did in 2016, once again leave South African shores a chastened outfit as Jon-Jon Smuts emerges as yet another new hero.
The team will depart for India on Sunday morning and travel via Dubai.
With some of his teammates finally pulling their weight on the batting front, the Proteas skipper can find some form before the trip to India.
Which is ironic given the massive role he played in toppling the Australians.
The new Proteas star, who helped clinch the ODI series against the Aussies, has already shown immense mental resolve as he starts his international career.
Finally, Mark Boucher and co have something to celebrate as the Aussies are well beaten.
The Proteas try a new mental approach to clinch the ODI series against the Aussies and stop a series of implosions after good starts.
The 22-year-old, last year touted as a surprise World Cup trump card by franchise coach Ashwell Prince, has finally made it onto the international stage.
South Africa will face Virat Kohli’s troops in a three-match ODI series cramped into less than a week.
Spearheaded by Heinrich Klaasen’s maiden century, Mark Boucher’s rookies show promise.
Sporadic moments of inspiration simply won’t be enough for the national team anymore as pressure mounts.