Temba Bavuma: South African captain Temba Bavuma has been under criticism since the defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-final match of the ODI World Cup 2023.
Temba Bavuma On Captaincy Criticism: South African captain Temba Bavuma has been under criticism since the defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-final match of the ODI World Cup 2023. Some cricket experts have raised questions on his captaincy, and South African cricket fans are also criticizing Bavuma fiercely on social media.
Now Bavuma has hit back at these criticisms. He has discussed about his captaincy in an interview given to a news agency.
The African captain has said, “I have said from the beginning that if any person had stood there and said Temba you are not a suitable person for captaincy, I would have happily given up the captaincy. We are a group of people who have been together since the year 2020. We know each other well and we know who we are playing for.”
He further said, “I don’t know what is the yardstick to judge if someone is doing good captaincy. We have won more matches in the group stage than any other South African team. We have also defeated those teams which had not lost in the World Cup for some time. So I would like to know what data we will use to check whether a person is doing the right thing as a captain or not.”
Had lost at the hands of Netherlands –
Let us tell you that in the league stage of the World Cup 2023, South Africa entered the semi-finals by winning 7 out of 9 matches. Africa also gave a tough fight to Australia in the semi-finals but had to face defeat in the final. Overall, this tournament was not too bad for South Africa.
However, Bavuma’s captaincy came under attack due to the defeat against Netherlands and then against the Indian team by a huge margin. After the defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-final match, Temba Bavuma started being criticized more.