The South African cricket team is called the Chokers. That is, in every World Cup, it enters as one of the favorites. South Africa, who played the World Cup for the first time in 1992, could not even reach the final so far. Although they reached the semifinals in 1992, 1999 and 2011, they did not enter the final.
However, South Africa, who are about to enter the World Cup, will create history by winning the trophy on Indian soil, said David Miller, the star batter of the team. As part of this World Cup, South Africa will play its first match against Sri Lanka in Delhi on October 7. He spoke to BBC Sport on this occasion.
“We strongly believe that we can do something special this time. It’s a fact that we didn’t win the World Cup. There’s nothing to hide from that. But personally I don’t care too much about them. Leave the past behind. How does it affect me,” said Miller. He said that if South Africa plays well this time, it is possible to win the World Cup and create history.
Miller has scored 4090 runs at an average of 42.06 in 160 matches for South Africa so far. Miller needs to excel if Safaris are to have any hope this time around. “What’s important is what’s in front of us right now. The next ball, the next tournament. The rest of the team is also in the same mindset. We feel this is an opportunity to make history. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us. If we play well, we have a chance,” Miller clarified.