Nelson Mandela’s ‘destroyer’ adjective surprised me: Devon Malcom
Bipin Dani Observer CorrespondentMumbai—The Jamaica-born former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm was very much “surprised” when he first heard being named as “destroyer” by Nelson Mandela.
Speaking from London, the 50-year-old Devon Malcolm, who played 40 Tests and 10 ODIs’ for England, says, “my first meeting with the legendary Nelson Mandela was during England`s first official cricket tour back to South Africa in 1995/96, when we met him in Soweto. After my much highlighted meeting with the president, the England management made life extremely difficult for me personally on that tour. Where it went as far as I was blamed for losing the final test match in Cape town”.