The South African cricket team, which made it to the semi- final of the world cup, is receiving death threats. According to 702 Eyewitness News, since the team returned after facing defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-final is facing tough days.
In an interview to the local 702 Eyewitness News of the Radio Talk Show station, Smith said his team was disappointed and were concerned about the reception.
Proteas captain Graeme Smith said the team has received death threats since returning from the Cricket World Cup.
The captain, sounding too dull, was reported saying:
We are still recovering from our semifinal defeat to Australia and the threats are hard to deal with. You can imagine how we felt coming back home. It was a disappointing period for all of our fans and us. Right now we can only work on improving on the lessons and challenges learnt from our experience.
Smith said that the threats have added salt to their injury and demoralized the side. Since then, the team has been keeping a low profile and has been forced to be cautious.
Clarifying on the reception issue in which he mentioned India, saying that he did not wish to receive the same treatment as the Indian team received after being beaten in the preliminary stage, Smith said:
I hope these remarks were not misconstrued when I was referring to the reception India got when they returned home from the tournament and reports of incidence of violence that occurred in that country.
He agreed that the defeat in the semi-final has hurt the supporters and fans, yet he stated that even the side has not been able to overcome the loss.
However, Smith thanked the supporters for supporting the side throughout the season, which was one of the most successful yet in the Proteas’ history.