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Aus v SA: Stiff upper lips from the visiting comms

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Australian cricket fans. (Photo by Brett Hemmings - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)
Australian cricket fans. (Photo by Brett Hemmings - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Cackling Australians all around them … never mind the Proteas players, their South African compatriots in the Test commentary booths have also probably had to deal with the phenomenon for a few weeks.

Under the circumstances, the visiting pundits like Shaun Pollock (he’s known hardship Down Under, as skipper in the 0-3 whitewash of 2001/02), Ashwell Prince and others have mostly struck the right balance between sympathy and realism in their work behind the mic for SuperSport.

I don’t include co-international Morne Morkel as a “visitor” because he is now mostly Aussie-resident … although his infusion to commentary in the series has seen him emerge as a positive, surprise package.

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