Memes galore as SA captain Temba Bavuma gets spotted sleeping during the Captains’ day event ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Temba Bavuma missed warmup games due to personal reasons and is back to lead South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin on Thursday, October 5, when England will lock horns with New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. All ten teams will play nine group matches each, and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. England will defend their title, and it will be a great chance for other teams to become World Champions.
The whole tournament will take place in India across ten different venues. However, ahead of the start of the World Cup 2023, a captains’ meeting was organized in Ahmedabad, and all ten captains were present at that event. The ICC and BCCI organized the captains’ event on Wednesday, which had a photoshoot of all ten captains with the trophy and a media conference at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Twitter reacts to Temba Bavuma gets spotted sleeping during the Captain’s event ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
All ten captains were present, including the South African captain, Temba Bavuma. Notably, the Proteas skipper missed the warm-up schedule for South Africa as he travelled back home due to personal reasons. South Africa had a washout in the first game against Afghanistan, while they lost the second game against New Zealand. Aiden Markram led the team in Bavuma’s absence.
Temba Bavuma has returned and joined the team, and he was there at the event held in Ahmedabad. However, it looked like the 33-year-old got tired and was caught sleeping at the captains’ day event. As soon as the pictures of him sleeping went viral, fans couldn’t stop themselves from sharing them, and it became the talk of the town.
Here’s how fans reacted to the incident:
South Africa will play their first match on October 7 against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Proteas haven’t won the World Cup despite playing in four semi-finals. This could be a great chance for them, as most of the South African players are used to playing in Indian conditions, which will help them adjust.