Incredibly bad luck also follows them around. Amla and Kallis can consider themselves unlucky for their dismissal. ABD too to a lesser extent.
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011: South Africa need to face their reality | Cricket Features | ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 | ESPN Cricinfo
What will be important is that they accept the reality of it, that they see it for what it was - a faltering when things became too difficult - and not sugarcoat it as anything else. If South Africa are able to confront the mental aspect of the game head on, and not hide behind gimmicks, there's every chance the wounds can heal fast. The danger will arise if they don't, and if they allow the chokers' tag to be hung around their necks, while silently trying to shrug it off and publicly pretending it's not there. Then, it will become a noose again.
Denial helps nothing.
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"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
The fact of the matter is that, that was and still remains for me the best game of one day cricket I've ever seen, simply because the balance of the scales kept shifting right through the 100 overs.
Yes it was a great game, no one is saying it wasn't.
But the choke for SA happened in the last over. Not before that. Got nothing to do with Warne.
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Have South Africa taken a big step in removing the CHOKERS tag?
Yes, they have. Evident from the QF result.
Last edited by BeeGee; 26-03-2011 at 07:57 AM.
There are two types of chokes though.
One like yesterday, where they were in a dominant position and just threw it away when the finish line was reasonably close.
The other was like the 07 World Cup. SA losing to Australia in the final was not surprising. Australia were favourites heading into the match. But the manner in which they wilted under the pressure of a semi was a choke.
And for people who say "why don't you credit the opposition instead of calling it a choke", they aren't mutually exclusive. Very rarely a team will choke and lose despite the opposition playing ****. The opposition plays well to TAKE ADVANTAGE of the choke. NZ did that brilliantly. They were awesome in the field, they played on the SA fragility by sledging the **** out of them, and they went for the kill when they got on top.
Kiwis were excellent.
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