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SA will miss Graeme Smith's strength of character and grit

Mar 04, 2014    

He was seen as a brash, arrogant and aloof South African but no one can dispute the impact Graeme Smith had on the world stage as he became the most successful captain in test history.Smith's decision to retire from international cricket just nine weeks after Jacques Kallis quit will usher in a new era for South African cricket, which now finds itself shorn of experience and potentially in a leadership crisis.The 33-year-old's runs at the top of the order will be missed but so too will his strength of character and grit in times of adversity.He has, in many ways, been the face of South African...

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