My conversation with Temba Bavuma sent me scurrying to my bookshelf to reread Bounce by Matthew Syed, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and other books on motivation and success.

Bavuma’s professional journey to the SA national cricket team includes genetics, deep practice, passion, personal reflection, a high work ethic, motivation, and community and family sacrifice. All these factors kept reverberating in my chat with him...

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