Johannesburg - South African cricketers Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela following his death on Thursday night.
"He always gave simple but wise advice and this had a big impact on me as leader of the team. His words will stay with me forever as they were not only relevant to cricket, but also to life."
Mandela died on Thursday night at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home surrounded by family. He was 95.