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Van der Dussen... Proteas’ lantern in the gloom

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Rassie van der Dussen (Gallo)
Rassie van der Dussen (Gallo)

In the throes of a pronounced negative phase – both administratively and in results by the men’s national team – it might be easy to inadvertently overlook the shafts of light in South African cricket.

But at least one was apparent virtually throughout the just-completed, pandemic-restricted 2020/21 season: the rise and rise of tall, lean Rassie van der Dussen.

With his slightly receding hairline (look, he is 32…) and often less than animated body language, the Gautenger doesn’t jump out as a natural sort of superstar.

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