Makhanya’s massive moment

2014-07-17 00:00

DURBAN High School has a knack for producing quality U19 cricketers and this continued with the announcement of former pupil Sibonelo (Sibs) Makhanya as captain of the SA U19 side.

He follows in the footsteps of former national U19 captains from DHS, Hashim Amla and Imraan Khan.

Makhanya, who hails from Verulam, was part of the SA U19 squad that won the ICC U19 World Cup this year in Dubai and is the first Zulu to captain the side.

Cricket is Makhanya’s game and he has represented the province in all junior age groups over the past five years. He is a rich talent to nurture and in this regard, has been given a semi-professional contract with the Dolphins for next season, something he will take up after returning from leading the U19 side in England from July 23 to August 22.

Despite being part of the U19 squad last time around, it is the captain’s mantle that means the most to Makhanya this time around.

“It’s a dream come true. I have always loved cricket and being able to attend DHS definitely enhanced my game, my skills and my dreams,” he said. “With great facilities available I wanted for nothing and this is a huge step in the right direction for me and my cricket.”

Makhanya is primarily a batsman but can be classified as an all rounder, bowling when needed.

“This is a massive moment for me and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the team,” he said.

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