Gary Kirsten lauds Proteas' 'incredible year'
South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has hailed his players for their mature approach throughout the incredible year for the Proteas during which they won a Test series at home against Sri Lanka and three Test series away in New Zealand, England and Australia.
"It's been an incredible year. We set our sights on becoming the No 1 team in the world and then to hold that position," Sports24 quoted Kirsten, as saying.
Kirsten said the team wanted to leave a legacy and it was a very special occasion for the Proteas and South African cricket, and should not be taken lightly.
"They're a very mature bunch of individuals and play for each other," Kirsten said.
"They play for the (South African) badge in a way I've never seen before," he added.