Sport is often considered a form of warfare, and has the power to divide communities into differently coloured clothing and opposite sides of the lounge.
But it also has the power to unite nations, as demonstrated in 1995 in South Africa when the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup.
The biggest proponent of that view, that games featuring balls and men in funny gear, was former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95.
What are your memories of Tata Madiba? Did you ever meet him? How do you think he affected cricket, you, the world in general?
The real test for these Young Indian Batsmen awaits them in the Test Series, I am eagerly waiting to see how they are going to cope on the bouncy, seaming wickets of South Africa!! Then we will get to...Have Your Say