South African middle-order batsman, Temba Bavuma averages 33 in Test cricket but he has been made the vice-captain of the team, which look depleted after players like Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, and AB de Villiers took retirement. Bavuma might not have the best of averages but he is invaluable to the team. The right-hander is the crisis man for South Africa, helping the team recover from difficult situations with Quinton de Kock or the tail batting at the no.6 position.

He created history three years back when he became the first black batsman from South Africa to score a Test century. But in his 36-match Test career, it remains his only Test century, which doesn’t do justice to his batting credentials. He has 13 fifties to his credit. Bavuma also regrets missing out on many centuries.

“It is a little bit frustrating. If I look back at my brief Test career, there have been opportunities where I could have added a lot more hundreds in that century column. But things have just happened the way they do. In my mind, my goal is to contribute to the team and obviously, in the end, you will be judged on the meaningful contributions that you make—the hundreds that you make—and that is definitely something that is within my sight. So, it isn’t so much pressure, rather it eggs me on,” Temba Bavuma was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

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