Proteas captain Temba Bavuma says he has moved on from the disappointment of going unsold at the SA20 auction.
Bavuma, whose base price at the auction was R850,000, is the only member of the Proteas’ 16-man ODI squad for the series against England, which starts on Friday, not to have played in the SA20 league.
The 32-year-old on Thursday admitted it was “unusual” for the captain of a national T20 team not to be playing in his country’s T20 franchise league.
“But it has happened this way, and there’s nothing I can really do about it, as unusual as it is,” he added.
“People have to go on and I’m definitely one of those people who moves on with things. Whatever comes my way, comes my way.
“I always try to keep a smile on my face regardless of what is happening.”
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Bavuma, who hasn’t played white-ball cricket since the Proteas’ loss to the Netherlands at the T20 World Cup, said he took a break during the SA20.
“I’ve been taking it easy over the past two weeks and I’ve been connecting with family, so it’s been really relaxing.
“I tried to watch one or two games of the SA20, and it was quite exciting. I’ve been taking it easy and day by day.”