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Where Does South Africa Find Them? First Aiden Markram & Now Reeza Hendricks.

by Anura Guruge


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Century on ODI Debut — from cricinfo.com.

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Only the 14th to do so.
Fastest by a MILE. 89 balls.


First there was Aiden Markram just under a year ago. And now Reeza Hendricks as Markram’s replacement. Never heard of him until today. But, boy was I impressed. 4 off his first ball. He was special.

Ironic that he replaced Aiden Markram. I am GLAD that dropped Markram. He was getting to be an embarrassment! Shame. But, that is cricket. I hope he finds his form again.

In the meantime if Reeza Hendricks can maintain his. Shame he got out, as so many do, right after the milestone. Always makes me wonder.

Well, looking forward to the 4th ODI. He will, of course, play, barring injury.


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South Africa’s Aiden Markram Must Break The Bad Habit Of Getting Out In The 90s!

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He got out, AGAIN, in the 90s — 94 to be precise — in the 2nd Test against India.

5th Test match and he has been out in the 90s TWICE. That has to be a record.

He has also scored 2 centuries already and set a record doing that — 1st South African to score two centuries in his first three Tests.

He passed 500 Test runs during this innings of 94. 5th Test match — 500 runs (and he has another Innings). That is impressive.

He is an attractive and talented player. I spotted that the first time I saw.

Yes, I cried when he missed his first century — on debut.

Today was different. This was his fault. Slightly loose shot.

Aaaahhhh!

His parents were crushed. They zoomed in on them — multiple times. Father looks NOTHING like him. Wow. The difference.


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I Cried When South African Aiden Markram Got Run-Out On 97 Missing His ‘Hundred On Debut’!

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From ‘cricinfo.com’ at espncricinfo.com/southafrica/content/player/600498.html. Click to ENLARGE and study here.


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90s on Debut — from cricinfo.com.

Note my all-time favorite, Gordon Greenidge, after whom my son is named,
got 93 in the FIRST innings.


Gordon Greenidge, to his credit scored 103 in the SECOND innings,
as such still qualifying for ‘Hundred on Debut’.

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What a crying shame and it did make me cry.

I had only seen Aiden Markram once and I had already (i.e., last night) sung his praises — in print.

‘Hundred on Debut’ is quite a landmark and you only get TWO chances, ever, to do it — your 1st innings and the 2nd (if you get one).

As you can see MY MAN Gordon did succeed in the second innings — and in the process scored exactly 200 runs in the match.

There is a chance that Aiden Markram, even IF he gets a 2nd innings, might not have enough time to compile a hundred. It will take quite a bit of work on the part of Bangladesh even to get South Africa to bat again!

I still can’t make up my mind as to who was at fault. Markram was a long way up the pitch.

Such a shame. He took it well. Very mature. I am impressed. This boy is going to go far.

That Dean Elgar THEN managed to get out on 199 is pretty ironic. Do not feel too bad for him. 199 is, by any means, quite an INNINGS.


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Where Does South Africa Find Batting Talent Such As Aiden Markram?

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This might be sacrilegious to say so,
BUT he reminds me of Barry Richards!

Barry Richards, in his glory.


I saw him for the first time today, opening for South Africa in the Test match against Bangladesh. Wow. He oozes class! Not even 23-years old.

A few years ago it was Quinton de Kock. He is now one of my FAVORITE cricketers. Now  Aiden Markram.

South Africa is blessed. Hashim AmlaAB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy … and that is without mentioning the likes of David Miller. These guys can bat — bat seriously. What a batting unit.

As with Quinton de Kock, mark my word. Aiden Markram is going places.

P.S., I knew Barry Richards. Saw a LOT of him, playing for Hampshire between 1975 – 1979. I was a Hants. Cricket Club member during that time, and lucky enough to have Barry and Gordon Greenidge open for Hampshire.


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