Graeme Smith Joke Doing Rounds This Week

Graeme Smith became the South African Cricket captain in 2003, taking over from Shaun Pollock. He’s one of the best performing South African cricketers in history. He’s scored over 7,700 test runs and over 6,600 ODI runs in his career. In 2011 he gave up the ODI captaincy to AB De Villiers (another SA Cricket legend in the making) after the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

The South African Cricket Team (Proteas) might have won the recent ODI series against Sri Lanka, but that doesn’t mean that Smith did not receive flack from a huge portion of South African cricket supporters over the last few weeks. Like most SA cricketers, Graeme Smith does have his good days and his bad days. It just seems that lately he’s been having more bad days than good days. Graeme Smith did not really perform with the bat in his last few matches and some of the folks I follow on Twitter have been giving him a LOT of grief over the last few weeks. Good thing that the Proteas were just too strong for Sri Lanka (otherwise he might have gotten even more flack from the Proteas fans).

This joke was posted by someone I know on Facebook, it mocks Graeme Smith’s performance of late and I thought it would be perfect for the Jokes section in the Humor category on Running Wolf’s Rant:

We all have our good days and bad days. I’m sure that old “Biff” (what SA Supporters call Graeme Smith nowadays) will bounce back at some point. He’s still got a lot of cricket left in him. This is just my opinion (and I know some of you might agree or disagree with me on this). Let’s hope the Proteas build up a team over the next few years that will be unbeatable in the next ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

Watch this space for regular updates in the Humor category on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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  • Dean

    I really think the angst about him being there is just. I will dare to say his ODI spot was only secure as captain. I don’t doubt his test capabilities but he is not good enough as an ODI batsman. I’ll prove it:
    Graeme Smith: 178 matches, 8 centuries, average of 38, 23 games per century.
    Hashim Amla: 54 matches, 9 centuries, average of 56. 6 games per century.
    Tendulkar: 453 matches, 48 centuries, average of 45. 9 games per century.
    AB de Villiers (who bats down the order): 122 matches, 11 centuries, average of 46. 11 games per century.

    • @Dean: Thanks for putting things into perspective with those stats. I do have respect for the guy still, I just think he should amp up his game 😀