Pretoria - South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has congratulated the Proteas for their superb quarter-final victory against Sri Lanka.
As it happened: South Africa v Sri Lanka
The win ends a knockout victory drought that stretches back to the semi-final loss to England in 1992.
Mbalula thanked captain AB de Villiers for delivering on his promise that they won’t choke and also thanked South Africans for their continued support to the national team.
“Going into the semi-finals, the Proteas will need more of our support. Those who labeled them chokers can now call them ‘bunch of semi-finalists’ who are heading for a World Cup win,” Mbalula said.