After the embarrassment/reality check of going unsold at the T20 auction, our captain fantastic is now on a pair against India.
Surely he must be lying to himself if he thinks that being a top order bat with 1 home field century in the longer format warrants his place in the side…after 87 innings.
So you’d think he’s not a longer format player.
But then you look at his matches played and he’s on 51 tests, 19 ODIs and 27 T20s.
Meaning he has more test caps than ODIs and T20s combined.
One wonders if he buys into the delusions that he’s deserving of a spot in the test side. The moment you ask that question the answers about how hard he works, how respected he is and what a wonderful team man he is come flying at you…as though all of those take a backseat to RESULTS.
Then you look at his comments about how “let down” he feels after going unsold at the recent auction and you begin to see exactly the type of mentality that quota systems breed. It’s clear what he means. He sneakily trying to inject race into it. He believes that because he is the Protea captain, obviously only because he is black, failure to respect his BEE status, is a let down and step backward from racial equity.
My skin color makes me deserving. Let’s remember what Themba said in a recent interview. “People always talk about the bad things that quotas have done. What about the good things?” Meaning we have a sportsman, a national captain, that buys into the idea that color come first and performance comes second. Ask him if he believes that racial discrimination is a good thing and you already know the answer…”No, it’s evil. But to discriminate against whites is justified even though blacks control the entire country, its sporting bodies and every other aspect of life.”
The truth is, with an average university student IQ of 86, many South African blacks are simply not intelligent enough to discern hypocrisy and when they are, their racial bias allows them to unashamedly ignore it.
Quotas create a funny world. One where the players begin to live in a political headspace and see politics and “their right to be selected” as similarly important to what they do on the field.
Bavuma, his recent and very brief purple patch aside, has been a giant nothing in any capacity, in any format, at home or away. So my guess is that he is relying on the inspiration of seeing him as captain to justify his continued involvement with the Proteas.
At the end, one of our national sides has a completely delusional and politics-ridden skipper in charge and he believes, against all the evidence, that he doesn’t need to be as good as his team because he has the right to captain the side.
This is the world that “equity” and discrimination on the basis of skin color creates.
And i don’t think that the majority in SA are even remotely near to being able to figure that out.