Messrs Rice and Jennings are right - despite being the best team in the world, we now know why the Proteas have always been, and will always remain the 'bridesmaids' of world cricket.
SA cricket fans will forever be content with roast beef without gravy, and strawberries untainted by soft, delicious, mouth watering cream. The guilt of winning is simply too massive to contemplate.
Glorious history made a once in a lifetime visit and held out her beautiful hand in beckoning, but instead we crawled back into the safety of our foxholes, thinking cricket is for only the faint-hearted.
Not realizing the guns had long been silenced and that the white flag
was up, our timid little souls sought solace in Father Fear and Mother
Mediocrity, to the shock and astounding disbelief of the whole world.
"Wassin me!", says captain braveheart, "they made the decision!"
I guess there is no better way of summing up this ugly and indelible stain on the copy books of all South Africans (and surely the scornful glare cast a up to the changeroom by a clearly insensed Steyn after he posted his last ball 'message', was purely coincidental?)
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