He is the most experienced test captain. On Friday 1 Feb 2013, day one of the first of three test matches, and provided everything goes well until then, Graeme Smith will captain his 100th test match on his 32nd birthday.
|A giant jersey was made for Smith showing all the tests he has captained. Fans also got to write messages on it for him. Picture taken from http://www.sport24.co.za|
When he does well, the Proteas usually do well. He symbolizes South African determination and a never say die attitude. He made 90 against Australia in the 438 game in 2006. Who can forget when he went out to bat at number 11 against Australia with a broken hand, trying to save a redundant 3rd and final test match in 2009 at the SCG? A story about that can be read here http://www.espncricinfo.com/ausvrsa2008_09/content/story/385632.html.
Thank you for serving SA cricket and fans so well Grame Smith. Please continue.
His Batting and fielding averages from espncricinfo.com
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