Cricket World Cup 2015

Mbalula: Proteas still winners in my eyes

2015-03-24 14:17
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, noted the loss by the Proteas against New Zealand.

South Africa were eliminated in the semi-final stage of the Cricket World Cup after losing by four wickets to New Zealand in Eden Park.

Read: Proteas lose at the death

“I speak to the entire Protea team with a deep sense of pride after the scintillating performance in the cricket world cup. Your performance on distant terrain is testimony of the Proteas’ no surrender spirit and demonstration of our South African indomitable winning spirit," said Mbalula in a statement released on Tuesday.

“We stand together as a nation and salute you with outmost respect. You made us proud as a nation as you fought until the last minute. You are winners in my eyes and I am positive the whole nation agrees.

"To the captain, AB, well done for leading Proteas, we are not lying or being political correct when we say you lead one of the best cricket teams in the world.

"On behalf of the people of South Africa, receive my heartfelt gratitude for representing us so well,”  added Mbalula.

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