View Full Version : SA=the ultimate chokers

June 11, 2017, 08:52 AM
I know its a harsh thread. I feel bad for the players and supporters where their team chokes at icc events despite being favorites all the time.

I remember 99 world cup. The win was on the cards then Allen Donald run out. Hershelle Gibbs dropping the catch hence dropping the match of Steve Waugh.

Rain knocking out shaun pollocks SA in 2003 against SL.

Similar situations kept happening in 2007 and 2015 wc and all the t20 championships.

They are one of the best team when there is no icc events. They chase down the highest totals in odis. Plays extraordinary throughout the year but what happens to them in icc events?

There is definitely a psychological effects which haunts SA in global tournaments. No matter how strong they r as a team, their choking nature in icc events will always haunt them

It is really sad. This India game isnt over yet but i kno SA is gonna loose.

I, like many others wonder what could be the remedy for this psychological factor?

They definitely deserve to be no.1 team as they have earned it. The choking was always on the cards since it is an icc event. Sigh!

June 11, 2017, 09:31 AM
i don't know if I feel bad anymore.

Very very mediocre performance from them today.

They used to choke in final stages. Now choked in group stage. With so accomplished players, it's a shame that they don't have any silverware..

June 11, 2017, 09:48 AM
It's like a curse has been inflicted on them. Is there redemption? can never deliver when it matters.

June 11, 2017, 09:58 AM
The curse of Allan Donald

June 11, 2017, 10:19 AM
The curse of Allan Donald

started before that. 1992 semi final


June 11, 2017, 10:21 AM
^^ I forgot that completely.

Duckworth Lewis in their toddler years.

June 11, 2017, 10:31 AM
King of chokers! Master of Chokers! The word Choke belongs to South Africa.

June 11, 2017, 10:34 AM
The biggest choke job was that of the Atlanta Falcons this past February

June 11, 2017, 10:51 AM

June 11, 2017, 11:05 AM
The biggest choke job was that of the Atlanta Falcons this past February
That was a one off event. SA has mastered the art of choking consistently in every ICC event.

June 11, 2017, 11:18 AM
The biggest choke job was that of the Atlanta Falcons this past February
Or last year's 3-1 after a 73 win season. :facepalm:

June 11, 2017, 04:13 PM
Well let us get better we'll give them a run for their money

June 11, 2017, 04:22 PM
egulo bolte neigh.... Allah vision gunah dibe

June 11, 2017, 04:25 PM
They became chokers after the Donald incident in 1999. They won the ICC trophy in Dhaka which I was lucky enough to witness live.
In 1996 they lost to WI in the quarter finals when Lara scored a glorious century ( was more than a runaball as far as I remember). Plus Windies had Ambrose, Walsh and Bishop.
In 1992 they lost a game they were winning pretty easily when the stupid rain law dictated they had to get 22 of 7 balls, then suddenly they were told to get 22 in one ball.
South africa surprised everybody in the 92 WC by playing so well after such a long break from international cricket.
But they did become Chokers after the Donald incident and it has become kind of a legacy they can't free themselves off of.

June 11, 2017, 11:10 PM
I wouldn't call/tag them the C word. They are one of my favorite team, they have some great players.
Wish them all the best in their future world stage games, as long as we are ahead of them. :)

@aklemalp, I know I was rooting for them in the Super Bowl (2017.)

June 12, 2017, 03:11 AM
They have earned the moniker Choke Africa.

June 12, 2017, 03:47 AM
Not sure about other matches but against India they chocked. All you need to see is the run outs