There Should Be More Black Players In Proteas Cricket: Makhaya Ntini




Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini

Cape Town: The story of Proteas former Test bowler Makhaya Ntini is very emotional but at the same time inspiring. Coming into the national side from a very small village in Eastern Cape, has finished his end line as the South Africa’s most disastrous bowler taking 390 Test wickets. His career has been remarkable and quite brilliant. He will play his last game against the Indians in the T-20 match. When he was asked that the ongoing series against India will be his last appearance, so he is emotional? Ntini replied, “Well as of now, the feeling is not emotional but I’m quite sure that it will come, when I will be on the field for very last time. But to be really loyal and honest, that day will be the historic day of my life.

When asked him about that his career has been fabulous, so how he looks back? Ntini responds, “Cricket has been a brilliant and beautiful journey for me. I have cherished every single moment, records that I broke and those which still I hold. Ofcourse, it’s not easy to leave the game but then everyone have to when your time is up. When asked him about his best memorable moments in his career? He says, “As a child when you play cricket and then you grow up playing at domestic levels, you will have only one goal at that time, which is to play for the nation. So when Hansie Cronje handed me the debut Test cap in 1997 at this stadium and it was certainly the unforgettable moment for me.”

On the question of, that he was symbol of rise of black people in South Africa cricket has put any additional pressure on him? He answers, “Nope it didn’t put any pressure on me. The players who come after me will certainly feel that. Players will remind me and my achievements and so they will have to fill in the big shoes. I think that there should be more opportunities given to black players, so that they can understand the game better.”

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ronak Parekh

Author:

Hello everyone this is Ronak Parekh and I’m currently student of S.Y.B.M.M. I’m 20 years old from Mumbai. I choose my career in B.M.M because I always wanted to do something which is of my interest. And my passion has always been sports especially cricket and F1. I really want to be linked with sports in my future. B.M.M course gives the opportunity in journalism from where I can move to sports category. When I was child I always used to play and watch cricket a lot which usually most of the people does. I gained my interest in F1 due to only one man and that was none other than seven time world champion Michael Schumacher. Actually I’m also very passionate about cars so it is really fun when I see this sport. Today I’m really excited about getting an opportunity to do internship for three months with the sports mirror, where I will have full freedom to express my views and opinions regarding every sport. I definitely will try my best to write the articles as good as possible which would be worth interesting for readers. I really whole heartedly thanking the sports mirror again for giving me this vital opportunity and I promise I will make the most of it.

Cricket

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket creating a mark at the District Level

Wonder Cement Saath7 Cricket creating a mark at the District Level

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 13th, 2017

Wonder Cement Saath:7 Cricket Mahotsav, one of India’s largest consumer engagement initiative is ruling people’s heart. After matches being played at the Te ..

Football

ISL 2017: Mumbai City FC eye fresh start against in-form FC Goa

ISL 2017: Mumbai City FC eye fresh start against in-form FC Goa

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 25th, 2017

Mumbai City FC coach Alexandre Guimaraes believes his team is in much better shape to take on the might of FC Goa in their second round Hero Indian Super League ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 6th, 2017

Indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships were high with national record holder Muhammed Anas easing into the semi-finals of ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror