- South African cricket great, Allan Donald, has honoured Shaun Pollock for his contribution to the game and says he is a legend
- Donald penned a lengthy letter to honour Pollock after he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame last week
- Donald says the former Proteas star’s name is huge in South Africa and shared his first meeting with the commentator
Former South African international cricket star Allan Donald has penned an emotional piece to honour his former teammate, Shaun Pollock. The two retired Proteas cricketers have been honoured for their contribution to the game.
The duo are also part of the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame and Donald penned a letter dedicated to honouring his former teammate. According to various media publications, Donald remembered how and when he first met Pollock.
Allan Donald honours Shaun Pollock in an emotional letter
Donald says the fact that Pollock joins the likes of Barry Richards and Jacques Kallis in the Hall of Fame means a proud moment for him. He said, as per the ICC website:
"The fact that you, Shaun, will join me, Barry Richards, Jacques Kallis, Aubrey Faulkner and of course your uncle Graeme in being inducted is an enormously proud moment for all of us in South African cricket."
The Hall of Fame induction was announced on 13 November, 2021 and News24 reports that Donald says Pollock carries a huge name in Mzansi. He added that Pollock had the mission to follow in his father's footsteps.
"Of course, the Pollock name is huge in South Africa."
The post reads:
"When it comes to consistent line and length, @7polly7 is one of the best of all time, nkalakatha."
"Polly is one of the best all-rounders the game has witnessed. Superb line and length and a good hitter of the ball."
"Living Legend @7polly7 great bowler and human being lots of love and respect for you."
"Congratulations @OfficialCSA on congratulating him. This is a major achievement on Admins behalf."
Brutal exit: SA beats England in the T20 but fails to qualify for semi-finals
Looking at a related article, Briefly News published that in an exciting T20 match South Africa performed well, only losing two wickets while making 189 runs. This was enough to defeat England who only managed to make 179 and lost eight wickets in the process.
Despite this impressive victory, it was not enough for South Africa who crashed out of the T20 World Cup. South Africa won four out of its five matches, a truly brutal exit.
The Proteas' nett run rate was not high enough, the team had equalised with Australia in games won but in the end, South Africa had simply not scored enough runs in previous matches.