Chok­ing on a kiwi fruit

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The SA cricket team’s un­nec­es­sary de­feat by a very av­er­age New Zealand team in Dhaka – the sixth time the team has been un­ex­pect­edly elim­i­nated – was a blow to cricket sup­port­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors. WHAT OTH­ERS SAID Vir­tu­ally ev­ery news­pa­per an­nounced the Proteas are in­deed the big­gest chok­ers in world sport. THE NEW AGE said dar­ing and brain power win big matches, and Bafana Bafana’s win­ning goal against Egypt in the dy­ing mo­ments showed how it must be done. THE CIT­I­ZEN said that, with or with­out the choker la­bel, the team again failed spec­tac­u­larly. THE STAR said it’s a fact com­peti­tors will tar­get you if you have the men­tal strength of a jelly baby. BEELD said we now need a cap­tain and a team with­out any choker bag­gage.

COR­RIE VAN ZYL Protea coach

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