I have no problem with people not liking our team or our captain. Or even that people think Smith is arrogant. As they don't know him personally, that doesn't really mean much. What I do object to, are statements like these.
Originally Posted by JASON
In this World Cup I have only come across one Team that has been a sore loser or kept finding excuses time after time everytime they lost.
Whenever they lost they never acknowledged that they lost to the better Team.
They never admitted or acknowledged they were beaten by the better Team on the day.
To me it seems a lack of magnanimity in admitting they lost to the better team...is part of this SA Team leadership.
Not true. THEY didn't KEEP finding excuses. There were times when things went against them and those things were mentioned. Not just by the team but by the commentators, the press, etc.
They DID admit and acknowledge they were beaten by the better team on the day. After every match we lost Smith congratulated the winning team publicly and said they batted and/or bowled better.
Smith also publicly apologised to the Saffie fans for their poor showing at the World Cup. I don't know if any other team captain did that. In my book that shows humility not arrogance.
I don't know what people expect a team to say at a press conference when asked stupid questions like, " Are you confidant you can win?"
"No, we're scared to death and we know we're going to lose.?"
Any other answer, it seems, is seen as arrogance.