South Africa’s all-rounder Sisanda Magala, in a video by Cricket South Africa, revealed that he cannot wait for the challenges that are going to be thrown by Pakistan against the Proteas during their upcoming series.
The all-rounder, who is expected to make his debut for the national side in the upcoming series against Pakistan, claimed that his side was working hard at training for the series against the Men in Green.
“It’s been hard with lots of running‚ skills work and in a competitive environment. It has been a good few days of training and I am enjoying it.
Like I said earlier‚ I am just taking it one day at a time and I am really happy that I am back with the national team.
I am happy to be in the running for selection but there are a couple of obstacles that I have to overcome,” Magala said.
“All in all‚ I am excited and I can’t wait for the challenges that are going to be thrown at us by Pakistan,” he added.
Magala revealed that knowing the players in the side had made it easy for him to transition into the national side.
“Knowing all the players has made the transition very easy in terms of team chemistry. I have played with and against these guys a lot‚ and it is really good to have that mutual respect and competition amongst us as players,” he said.
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I know exactly who I am. I know exactly where I come from and I know what types of obstacles I have come across and managed to overcome.
I know what type of character I am‚ so it is good to get pressure. If you get pressure‚ you have to react by doing well‚ but I am just taking it one game at a time,” he added.
The upcoming cricketer stated that he enjoyed the company of anyone he could crack jokes with.
“I am the entertainer and I chill with guys like Lutho (Sipamla)‚ Beuran (Hendricks)‚ Temba (Bavuma) but I enjoy the company of anyone where we can crack jokes and talk nonsense.
I wouldn’t say I am too loud in terms of words‚ I like to do things through actions,” he said.
“I crack a couple of jokes to cheer up someone who may be having a bad day so that they can take their minds off what they may be going through,” he concluded.—AP