"Giving Them Chest Pains": Another Temba Bavuma Hundred Celebrated by Proteas Supporters

"Giving Them Chest Pains": Another Temba Bavuma Hundred Celebrated by Proteas Supporters

  • The year 2023 is proving to be Temba Bavuma's year with the bat
  • The divisive Proteas star is scoring runs for fun at the moment
  • He scored yet another hundred against the West Indies, this time in a One Day International, which was celebrated widely

Temba Bavuma is scoring runs by the bucketloads at the moment.

He followed a massive 172 against the West Indies in the Test arena with a magnificent 144 on the One Day International against the same opposition a week later. Unfortunately, it was in a losing cause as the Proteas were bowled out for 287, chasing 336 for victory.

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Temba Bavuma scored another 100 against the West Indies. Image source: @randomcricstat.
Source: Twitter

Despite this, social media's reaction to Bavuma's brilliance was far and wide. In the process, he became the third fastest Protea batsman to reach 1000 runs in ODIs.

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@dbbovey said:

"I think Temba Bavuma might possibly have more grit and steel and personal character than any South African cricketer I've ever seen."

Ian Bishop said:

"This has been another masterclass of a knock by Temba Bavuma. His blend of boundary-hitting, gap finding and strike rotation has been wonderful. This crowd here at Buffalo Park has been special and vibrant in celebrating this knock."

@Werries_ said:

"Temba Bavuma brings up another 100. That is 3 in less than 2 months. When it rains, it pours ️☂️ #SAvWI"

Temba Bavuma's Test century celebrated wildly

Temba Bavuma, take a bow!

The Proteas captain became the darling of world cricket following his magnificent century for South Africa against West Indies on the third day of the second Test match at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg.

He was dismissed on 172 and was just the diminutive Bavuma's second Test match century, a painful wait of more than seven years in the game's longest format.

Newspaper criticised for Bavuma photograph

In news writing, context is everything.

An innocuous and amazing photograph of Proteas captain Temba Bavuma being dismissed by England bowler Sam Curran, a sideshow on its own, has left a sour taste in some cricket fans' mouths.

The photograph, used by the Afrikaans-language newspaper Beeld on its front page, is award-worthy, but its use by the publication has come under criticism.

Source: Sports Brief News