November 20, 2013

South African cricket

A lesson on how to treat a hero

As Jacques Kallis looks to extend his career, South Africa could do well to show support for one of their greatest match-winners, in much the same way India did for Sachin Tendulkar in his last few years, writes Neil Manthorp in Business Day.

Indians missed seeing their hero but accepted it was in the best interests of the team. South Africans say their man should stop playing golf and get back on the cricket field. Or retire. Despite the team clearly lacking a middle-order batting anchor and the security of another all-rounder in the lower order.

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