January 29, 2009

Multi-cultural South Africa floors Tutu

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Archbishop Desmond Tutu can’t stop gushing about South Africa’s stunning Test and ODI victories in Australia, saying the multi-cultural team has set a shining example by performing as a unit.

Tutu said two pictures from the tour had particularly impressed him. "The first, following the captain's brave effort in the third Test at Sydney, captured Graeme Smith and Makhaya Ntini together, arm in arm, brothers in arms,” he said. "The second, following the one-day series-clinching victory this week, featured batting heroes Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers in a similar embrace."

The most remarkable aspect, however, was the fact that Tutu was able to see any photos at all from a historic series, after Cricket Australia's decision to deny accreditation to most of the agencies that supply pictures to the world's media.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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