A Century in the Making: Temba Bavuma

As the first black African batsman specialist for the National team, Temba Bavuma is changing the face of cricket in South Africa.

by VICE Sports
Mar 8 2018, 10:49pm

Sam Burrows

Although South Africans have played cricket in townships for generations, no player of color was eligible to represent the "Proteas" national team during the apartheid era. In December of 2014, 5’2” Temba Bavuma became the nation's first ever black African batsman, and later completed the incredible journey that started in the Langa Township of Cape Town and reached Newlands Stadium where the hometown hero recorded a test century for the Proteas.

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