South African captain Temba Bavuma has been under fire since losing to Australia in the semi-final match of the 2023 World Cup. Not only have some cricket experts raised questions about his captaincy, but South African cricket fans are also criticizing him on social media. Now Temba Bavuma has hit back at this criticism. Bavuma spoke at length about his captaincy in an interview with The Daily Maverick.
Bavuma said: “I said from the beginning that if someone had stood there and said: Temba, you are not a suitable person for the captaincy, then I would have gladly given up the captaincy.” We are a group of people who have been since will be together in 2020. We know each other very well and know who we play for.
Bavuma says: “I don’t know what standard you can use to judge whether someone is playing a good captaincy.” We won more games in the group stage than any other South African team. We beat teams that hadn’t lost in the World Cup for a while, so I would like to know what data we will use to check whether the last guy is doing a good job as captain or not.
South Africa had reached the semi-finals by winning 7 out of 9 matches in the league phase of the 2023 World Cup. Here too he gave Australia a good fight, but lost in the end. Overall, this tournament wasn’t bad for South Africa, although Bavuma’s captaincy came under fire due to the unexpected loss to the Netherlands and the subsequent heavy loss to Team India. After the semi-final defeat he was criticized more heavily.