CSA congratulates Proteas, skipper Smith after victorious Test series against Pak

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the victorious South African team on their triumph over the Test series against Pakistan and also lauded captain Graeme Smith for becoming the first captain to lead his country to 50 Test match victories.

CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul said that no words would be sufficient to acknowledge the brilliance and the consistency of the Proteas, who plowed along in the Test series against Pakistan even while losing senior players like Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis before the start of the series, Sport24 reports.

Faul also said that the team is not deterred by any setback and also praised the quality of the replacements players.

Praising Smith, Faul said that the captain has made the record as Proteas’ most successful Test skipper, and added that players like Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher have taken the game into an entirely new dimension.

Lauding debutant Kyle Abbott, who won the Man of the Match title after the third day of the final Test against Pakistan, Faul said that Abbott deserved the award and also named him as yet another Proteas player to take five or more wickets on debut within a year.