In and Out: Pride, platitudes and the Proteas

2015-01-25 15:00

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American poet and ­motivational writer William Arthur Ward coined a platitudinous maxim, which perhaps AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla gave credence to last Sunday at the Bull Ring in Joburg’s leafy north.

Their kind of adversity stretches back to my boyhood. It’s interspersed with lofty but ultimately meaningless glory from series wins here and there and down under; but it strikes a sour note, unlike that of the satisfying thud of willow on cork. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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