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Temba Bavuma; SA’s first black cricket centurion speaks about being at the top

Southern Africa

by Aviwe Mtila 0

Temba Bavuma achieved this milestone 10 kilometres from where he grew up, at Kwa Langa, as a longshot prospect of a future Proteas cricketer.

He’s a pint sized South African cricketer who’s becoming a giant on the pitch. He hammered the English bowling line-up to score an unbeaten century, the first by a black South African.

More than that, Temba Bavuma achieved this milestone 10 kilometres from where he grew up, at Kwa Langa, as a longshot prospect of a future Proteas cricketer.

He is one of a new generation of sought after black cricketers that teams are prepared to pay top dollar for. On this, Bavuma says it’s the nature of the modern day game. CNBC Africa’s Aviwe Mtila spoke to the African sports star who is on his way to the top.

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE POINTS BROUGHT OUT IN THE DISCUSSION AS WELL AS A VIDEO:

“Throughout my career I’ve always seen myself as just a batsman. I never saw myself competing against a fellow brother, I saw myself competing for six spots with all the other guys batting.”

-          Temba Bavuma, South African cricketer.

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“A lot has changed since I achieved my milestone. When I went back to Langa after the game, little kids came up to me and asked for tips.”

-          Temba Bavuma, South African cricketer.

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