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).
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.
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