Graeme Smith's retirement

The brash lad who grew up right

ESPNcricinfo handpicks from the archives a selection of articles on Graeme Smith's rise as a leader

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March 4, 2014

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Graeme Smith boxes during a training session, Abu Dhabi, November 4, 2013
Graeme Smith, one of the toughest cricketers and a great batsman to boot © AFP
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2008
Older, wiser, leader
Graeme Smith has come a long way but the road ahead of him is steep still. By Peter Roebuck

2012
Respect to Biff
Graeme Smith has been a figure easy to misunderstand. That should not hide the fact that he is among the toughest, most intelligent cricketers around - and a great batsman to boot. By Telford Vice

2009
War hero Smith shadows the pain of defeat
Graeme Smith's hobble back to the dressing room after being dismissed must rank as the most moving moment of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy. It helped the local crowd overcome their great sadness to rise to applaud the valiance of the man who had battled the odds all evening. By Sambit Bal

2012
The brash lad who grew up right
Graeme Smith, at 22, was an unexpected choice to lead South Africa. He learned the hard way but emerged through the tough times as an accomplished leader of men. By Firdose Moonda

2012
Fourth-innings hero
Graeme Smith has handled the responsibilities of opening the batting and leading the team remarkably well over the last ten years. By S Rajesh

2013
Deconstructing Graeme Smith
How has South Africa's captain lasted so long with a technique that shouldn't work in Test cricket? By Aakash Chopra

2007
'It is tough being accountable for decisions made for you'
South African cricket has never been short of issues and controversy - and never more so than over the last few months. Graeme Smith presents his side of the story in a forthright interview with Neil Manthorp

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Posted by   on (March 4, 2014, 12:47 GMT)

Thank you for the moments Biff.'Twas a pleasure.

Posted by Yaswanth.Ram on (March 4, 2014, 7:51 GMT)

He has been a wonderful leader for South Africa!! Who can forget his counter attach while chasing 434, he might have made only 84 but his innings made SA believe they can win that game!! Have a great retirement LEGEND

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