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DP World Lions cricket player dreams to play for the national team

DP World Lions cricket player Tshepo Moreki's goal is to play for the Proteas.

A seam bowler, DP World cricket player Tshepo Moreki began playing cricket in high school and thought of turning it into a profession after matric.

Moreki attended Northwood High School, the same high school that produced international Stephen Jack. He played in two U19 ODIs against England in the 2012–13 season, when he also made his first-class debut for KZN.

The 30-year-old bowler said, “I started thinking about making the sport my profession in my matric year and my first year out of school when I was selected to play SA U19 and then joined the Dolphins Academy in KZN.”

DP World Lions cricket player Tshepo Moreki bowls at the CSA One Day Cup, Division 1 match between DP World Lions and Momentum Multiply Titans at DP World Wanderers Stadium.

He noted that in the beginning, his toughest challenge was gaining the trust of his teammates, due to the sport being a group activity.

Moreki explained that he sometimes experienced difficult days while playing cricket, “The longer you play the sport, you realise that the most important game is the next one. I reflect on my performances good and bad, then try my best to move on with whatever I have learned from the experience.”

His recent highlight includes playing for the South African A-side which is the second-tier of international South African cricket.

The DP Lions player advised emerging players, “If you are a young cricketer and are passionate about it, you should stop at nothing to pursue it. It can be an extremely emotionally and physically taxing pursuit, but I have found it has been worth it in the long run.”

Moreki added that his ultimate goal has always been to play for the national team – the Proteas, “That is what drives me every day in training and in every game I compete in.”

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