Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
29 May 2022
8:00 am

BIG READ: Reeza Hendricks opens up about career and limited Proteas opportunities

Ken Borland

“I obviously want more opportunity, but I don’t feel more pressure now when I get it."

Reeza Hendricks has been in and out of the Proteas team in recent years. Picture: Isuru Sameera/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Reeza Hendricks has been one of those perennial fringe Proteas batsmen, often chosen in squads but seldom getting a lengthy run of games, and he feels that he has missed out on some opportunities through his international career simply because he tried too hard. For a sportsman to make it at international level, they need to have a massive hunger to play in that high-stakes arena, so one can understand someone on the fringes being desperate to grab whatever opportunities they get to play and impress. But that desperation can sometimes be counter-productive, like someone who is drowning frantically trying...