Graeme Smith announced this week that he will resign as T20 captain with immediate effect. The news was a surprise to many people, but a relief to quite a handful as well.
In a hastily-arranged press conference, Smith announced that he would be stepping down as captain of the T20 Proteas side and as captain after the one-day international world cup next year.
The news came as a surprise to the Proteas coach who said he was unaware of the decision Graeme had made. Graeme, on the other hand, had been contemplating this for a while saying “I have been considering [chew chew chew] standing down from at least one version of the game for a while, [chew chew chew] but I only took the decision this past week [chew]” (we do apologise for Graeme’s incessant chewing as often seen on the cricket field).
This means that there are a few candidates to step up as captain with our favourites being AB de Villiers or Johan Botha. It is up to Cricket South Africa so we cannot be entirely certain as to whom exactly we will be getting, especially with CSA’s record.