Graeme Smith-Captain courageous

26 Mar


Graeme Smith became the captain of southafrican team after their disastrous World Cup campaign under the captaincy of shaun pollock.

A tall left handed batsman, smith had only a little knowledge about captaincy when he took over as he had barely played a handful of one day internationals.South Africa’s tour of England in 2003 really proved what smith is capable as the aggressive left-hand opener scored back-to-back Test double-centuries .

South Africa’s controversial quota system delayed the entry of smith in international cricket and he joined in the team when Jonty Rhodes cracked a finger.After his appointment as captain Smith proved that he is the best captain that south africa could have ever got as he scored a national-record 277 at Edgbaston, and a match-winning 259 at Lord’s against england proved it all.

Against West Indies in 2005, he scored three consecutive hundreds, and became the first captain since 1977 to finish a Caribbean tour without losing a game.One of his greatest achievement as captain is against team australia where his team chased a total of 434 in 49.1 overs,Smith scored 90 runs from 55 balls in that match.

And South africa became the number 1 test team recently crushing australia in MCG and by winning the series 2-1.And he proved that he is the best captain in present world cricket when he played with a broken finger against australia ,the courageous captain walked down to play when australia were certainly on a verge of victory in that particular test match .

The whole crowd stood and cheered with utmost respect when he walked in to bat even though southafrica lost that match against australia ,Smith will be remembered for a long time by cricket lovers as Captain courageous.


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