After capturing 2-1 in the 3-match Test series, South Africa made a clean sweep of Team India in the 3-match ODI series under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma. Captain Bavuma not only led his team from the front in batting, but he also looked full of energy on the field. After which his captaincy is being praised a lot. Meanwhile, one of his old stories is also going viral. He described himself as the captain of South Africa in the future.
Temba Bavuma was already ready
Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa’s limited-overs cricket team, is proving himself to be a great captain along with being a brilliant batsman. He has captained in only 17 ODI matches so far. And he has won a clean sweep against a strong team like India. Although he has played 47 matches in Test cricket. After the series win against Team India, an old anecdote related to him is going viral.
When he saw himself preparing a great cricket team for South Africa in the sixth grade itself. Actually, when Bavuma was in the sixth grade, the children of his class got a project. In which it was asked, where do you see yourself in the coming years?. In response to this question, the South African captain replied to Bavuma, referring to the name of the President of his country at that time,
Over the next 15 years, I see myself joining hands with President Mr. Mbeki (Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki), who is congratulating me on building a great South African team. If this dream of mine can be fulfilled then I will be thankful to my father, mother, and especially both of my uncles for this.
Dream come true after 15 years
No one took that matter of Bavuma’s childhood seriously till then. Until he scored his first century in Tests for South Africa in the year 2016. He also became the first black South African to do so. Now he has also become the first black South African to captain the team. This right-handed batsman was very clear about his things.
The performance of the South African team in the last few series under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma has been very good. His team also showed a good game in the T20 World Cup. And also won some important series. Now the fans are expecting him that, he will remove the stain of chokers on this team. Due to not winning the ICC tournaments, this name is associated with this team.