Given the Proteas’ chequered history in cricket world cups, it was inevitable that being knocked out in the semifinals this time around in India would revive the “choking” tag, particularly since our exit was again courtesy of ultimate winner Australia. But it is nonsense, however inevitable it may have been.

The SA players didn’t “choke”. On the contrary, they fought back hard after a dismal start and came pretty darn close to pulling off an historic victory...

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