David Miller: We are not chokers, this tag did not bother me

South Africa has consistently struggled or been unlucky not to take home the trophy since they began competing in World Cups. This is true even though they have occasionally been one of the favourites to win the title.

In one of the most contentious cricketing moments, the Proteas were challenged to chase an impossible 22 runs in only one ball during the 1992 World Cup when they were cruising towards victory and were almost certain to make it to the finals owing to weather and broadcasting troubles.

Their luck hasn’t really altered, as the club has already lost from winning situations numerous times. South Africa has earned the reputation of the world’s “chokers” due to the same. cricket. The Proteas’ “chokers” nickname, in contrast, does not, in the opinion of flamboyant batter David Miller, describe them.

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I think we have a fantastic team. In the end, cricket is cricket, and outside of the World Cup, teams can lose matches unexpectedly. A part of the game are upsets. It just involves ensuring that our crew is awake and alert. In some games along the way, luck is a necessary component. But I’d never describe it as a chokers-type scenario, he continued.

On October 7 at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, South Africa’s 2023 World Cup campaign will get underway against Sri Lanka. Notably, Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje have been disqualified from the competition. and Temba Bavuma’s return to his family’s home means he will likely miss the team’s first game, which is a huge setback. Aiden Markram is in charge while he is away as South Africa tries to win their first World Cup.

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