The news that Allan Donald stepped down from his role as South Africa's bowling coach did not really come as a shock, with the writing being pencilled on the wall for a while, and inked in after the World Cup.
One wonders if Albie Morkel has ever feared being on the receiving end of a similar insult regarding being the best player in his family.
South Africa's involvement in the Indian Premier League is enough for Proteas fans to pay attention, even if with one eye.
Another World Cup has come and gone for South Africa, with players and fans left breathless with disappointment following that Auckland thriller on Tuesday, and as the Proteas book their flights back home, let's have a look at the numbers.
Being a South African cricket fan is a bit like dating a really beautiful, often brilliant woman. The down side is that she's very, very shy.