Tweets of the Week: Temba’s historic ton
South Africans reacted with delight when Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma recorded his century at Newlands, becoming the first black South African to do so in a Test.
It wasn't only the Saffers who cared though, as the man from Langa scored his century off 141 balls in just his seventh Test. Derided as a 'quota player' by many, it was a welcome score in anyone's eyes.
Well done SA! Bavuma what a MAN!!! #SAvENG
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) January 5, 2016
— Zackie Achmat (@ZackieAchmat) January 5, 2016
I want to hug Bavuma's dad right now! #RSAvENG
— Anne Hirsch (@Anne_Hirsch) January 5, 2016
BOOM! 100* What a wonderful moment for Bavuma. Great knock. #SAvENG
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 5, 2016
Beautiful Batsman Bavuma Executes. That's BBBE. So happy for @tbavuma10. So much more to come. World Class top guy????
— Yusuf Rasdien (@joeyrasdien) January 5, 2016
— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) January 5, 2016
Bavuma for president…
— Jacques Rudolph (@Jacques_Rudolph) January 5, 2016
— Rassie vander Dussen (@Rassie72) January 5, 2016
Another 'I was there moment' .. Fantastic .. #Bavuma
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 5, 2016
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) January 5, 2016
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