Temba Bavuma On Captaincy Criticism: South African captain Temba Bavuma has been under criticism since the defeat against Australia in the semi-final match of the World Cup 2023. Some cricket experts have not only raised questions on his captaincy, but South African cricket fans are also criticizing him on social media. Now Temba Bavuma has hit back at these criticisms. Bavuma has talked in detail about his captaincy in an interview given to ‘The Daily Maverick’.
Bavuma has said, ‘I have said from the beginning that if any person had stood there and said Temba, you are not a suitable person for captaincy, I would have happily given up the captaincy. We are a group of people who have been together since 2020. We know each other very well and we know who we play for.
Bavuma says, ‘I don’t know what is the yardstick to judge if someone is doing good captaincy. We won more matches in the group stage than any other South African team. We beat teams that had not lost in the World Cup for a while, so I would like to know what data we will use to check whether the last person is doing a good job as captain or not.
Had unexpected defeat from Netherlands
South Africa had entered the semi-finals by winning 7 out of 9 matches in the league stage of the World Cup 2023. Here too he gave a good fight to Australia but in the end he lost. Overall, this tournament was not bad for South Africa, although Bavuma’s captaincy came under attack due to the unexpected defeat against the Netherlands and then the huge defeat against Team India. After the semi-final defeat, he started being criticized more.