Cape Town - The Proteas’ trip to the adidas headquarters in Germany has
been hailed an “eye-opening” success, with both the players and adidas staff
giving positive feedback.
“It was a fantastic experience,” bowler, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
said upon their return.
“As professional athletes, having the
opportunity to be assessed by some of the most advanced machinery in the world
is quite exciting.
“It was a really interesting and eye-opening experience,
especially the high-tech labs they have built there, “Kleinveldt remarked.
“Bowling is an extremely high impact activity that puts a
massive amount of strain on a cricketer’s body,” he said.
The players will now await feedback from the assessments
conducted, and the boots will be adapted according to the results. The players
were also given insight into some of adidas’ upcoming innovations and kit
Proteas Test skipper Graeme Smith was the fourth player to visit the adidas headquarters.
Graeme Smith getting
his feet moulded - a key step in designing custom cricket boots at adidas
headquarters in Germany (File)