2 minute read
9 Jan 2021
4:40 am

Our cricketers deserve respect


They are blessed to be playing sport for a living and must suck it up. But it can’t be easy.

Lungi Ngidi and his team-mates celebrate a wicket on the first day of the first Test between the Proteas and Sri Lanka in Centurion on Saturday. Picture: Getty Images

It’s pretty simple for most South Africans to watch cricket from home. Switch the telly on, grab a beer – when we are not in level 3 – and sit back and enjoy the action. However, plenty goes on behind the scenes to make an international series happen in the Covid era. Spare a thought for our cricketers, who need to stay in a biobubble, away from their families before and during a series. If they are touring, they need to arrive in the country early, quarantine and stay in their hotels when they are not training. Those walls must...