South Africa are they still wearing the chocker tag?
NO. They dont wear it any more.
Its been branded on their torsoes.
Who needs the choker tag, when you've got the choker tattoo and all kinds of choker accesories.
Still, I'd agree the constant tagging and stereotyping of South Africans as chokers would be annoying.
Rest In Peace Craigos
But merited, itbt.
That performance last night represented a huge failure to play to their potential, and it was an inability to keep their heads and play sensibly in the conditions, against the opposition, that did them in - not any abnormally special effort by the Australians. That's the definition of a choke to me. And given the track record, it seems a fair call to me.
GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010Originally Posted by Irfan
Is Cam White, Is Good.
Smith - rubbish shot, didn't perform anywhere close to a "captains innings"
Kallis - The best thing about Kallis was he knew how to handle the situation, last night he did a terrible shot, so unlike him.
Prince - Picked in the side mainly to make runs in difficult situations, Worst shot of the day.
These 3 guys choked. Such a terrible semi final, they made 149 which was about 149 to few..
I was quietly optimistic that we'd do well, given our record, but the kind of slamming and ridiculing that has gone on since yesterday just makes us look a bit like India or Pakistan.. I wish okes would keep some perspective
Majola's come out all guns blazing saying we lack the mental capacity.. I'm fed up of the over analysing, nothing wrong with being beaten by a superior team trying to play their own game.. I've been absolutely smashed today for daring to say that Australia might be better and it was no shame to lose to them properly in a semi final...
The attitude of SA fans seems to be the total opposite to England fans.. Dire optimism as opposed to dire pessimism..
Kallis has shown that he could, playing his normal game, be relied upon to make a worthwhile score, even if his strike rate is only around 70. That potential isn't over-rated, what people dispute is whether that's a good enough effort from a player of his calibre. He manifestly didn't meet that potential.
Prince played an awful shot that he would have been disappointed by. He's shown in the past he can at least play with some application. Didn't meet his potential.
Gibbs has the potential to play great innings but frequently gets himself out seemingly relaxing after he's done the hard work. Didn't meet his potential.
Kemp was in a hard spot, and couldn't read Hogg at all, so you could say that he did the best he could in the circumstances. Boucher got a great first delivery and was gone before he knew it, so its hard to criticise him for not meeting his potential.
Plus, as Matt said, that's entirely irrelevant to his point. If you're going to suggest that their potential consisted of what they displayed in the semi-final, then that really just sums up how seriously your opinion of them can be taken.
No, I'm saying that that all this talk prior to teh tournament about how good South Africa really were was a bit misplaced....all I ever said about RSA was that their no.1 ranking was not really reflective of how good a team they were and I think my stand has been vindicated now that that the World Cup is nearly over.
South Africa looked a great team at home but when they were taken out of their comfort zone, they looked far from being a world no.1 oufit.
Hence it is no great surprise that they were well beaten by AUstralia.
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