Trepidation? Excitement? Oh, very much in equal measure.
Those were my feelings in the summer of 1989/90 - preceding the release of Nelson Mandela; apartheid still firmly on the statute - when I gingerly trod a path no prior "white establishment" mainstream newspaper's cricket writer in South Africa, to my knowledge, previously had.
In my humblest of journalistic ways, I crossed the great divide between the sometimes bitter rivals - the two most prominent cricket factions at that time in our knife-edged country.