Ok, so I had a moment there in the last post. But now I am back because SOUTH AFRICA IS THE NUMBER ONE TEST AND ODI TEAM IN THE WORLD!!!! I am delirious with excitement. It is irrelevant that it happened at the cost of an English win. England didn't win, Australia lost. That is what my Cricinfo tells me and I believe it.
I have been waiting for this day for ages. Frankly, I would have been much more happier if it had actually happened under Hansie's reign with Polly, Jonty, Zulu and Allan all in the team. That was the greatest South African team ever! BUT, I love this new team just as much and they deserve every bit of this title.
I wonder how this will change SA cricket. The Windies and Aussies were both indomitable during their years and feared widely because of their meanness. The Saffers are comparatively nicer. They also haven't won any big ICC trophies...yet. But I'm sure all that is about to change. Maybe not the niceness. I would hate it if they all became unnecessarily verbal...except for Bouch. He is hilarious!
I think the era of SA will be marked by calm and cool temperament, ferocious fights, great sportsmanship and of course many, many, many wins. Let the reigning begin!