Shocked and Unsurprised Reactions to Proteas ODI and T20 Captain Temba Bavuma Remaining Unsold in SA20 Auction

Shocked and Unsurprised Reactions to Proteas ODI and T20 Captain Temba Bavuma Remaining Unsold in SA20 Auction

  • An awkward situation is developing during the ongoing auction for the inaugural SA20 tournament
  • South Africa's T20 and One Day International captain Temba Bavuma remaining unauctioned as this story develops
  • This has led to a telling response by cricket observers who are anticipating the consequences of such a potentially embarrassing situation

South Africa's limited overs cricket captain Temba Bavuma remains unsold in the inaugural SA20 auction.

The event is currently taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Bavuma is a divisive figure locally and internationally regarding his batting ability, which has led to strong opinions on social media.

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"Temba Bavuma, SA's T20 captain is unsold in their premier T20 competition SA20. It tells a lot about their quota system in the national setup. But I do wish Temba gets sold in the next round. Else it would be embarrassing for the national captain."

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@iamdrmanjeet said:

"An important part of sports is connect to ppl more so in @OfficialCSA which is maligned with charges of racism. ignoring @TembaBavuma local lad and int. captain is big mistake by rich IPL franchise backed teams. bt what do i unprepared #SA20 @GraemeSmith49"

@imbarneji said:

"Temba is a bad player...don't know how became captain of SA...he won't even get a chance for any Zonal team in India"

SA20 Lungisani Ngidi becomes the first player auctioned in much-anticipated cricket tournament

The SA20 tournament is really happening.

The auctioning of the various players to the teams that will participate in the tournament is currently taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Over 300 cricketers will go under the hammer to play for one of the Joburg Super Kings, Pretoria Capitals, Durban’s Super Giants, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Paarl Royals and MI Cape Town.

Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was the first player to be pulled out of the random draw that was conducted by actress and businesswoman Pearl Thusi alongside auctioneer Richard Madley.

The SA20 is set to start in January 2023 and will run during that window each year. South Africa’s new T20 league aims to become the second biggest T20 League in the world. The league will give fans an unrivalled stadium experience and top-quality cricket entertainment during prime-time summer in South Africa. It aims to share South Africa’s rich cricket heritage and culture with the world.

Source: SportsBrief.com