Heinz Schenk
4 minute read
3 Oct 2019
12:47 pm

Proteas bank on Theunis de Bruyn’s ‘Ardie Savea’ moment for tons of runs

Heinz Schenk

The anointed successor to Hashim Amla did something potentially career-changing earlier this year. The outcome has been promising...

Theunis de Bruyn. Photo: Gallo Images.

When Theunis de Bruyn walks out to bat for the Proteas in the first Test against India in Visakhapatnam, he'll be having an Ardie Savea moment ... so to speak. The All Black flanker had tongues wagging this week when he played with so-called rugby goggles against Canada at the Rugby World Cup, obstensibly because the sight in his left eye had "deteriorated significantly". South Africa's anointed successor to the legendary Hashim Amla in the pinnacle form of the game had a similar problem, except he took more drastic action. Now, De Bruyn and a national cricket team in full-blown...