In January of 2016, Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a century for South Africa when he made an unbeaten 102 at Newlands.
Playing against England in Cape Town, Bavuma scored an unbeaten102 as South Africa reached 627-7 in the second Test of the series.
In this 13-minute documentary, he tells America’s Vice Sports about his journey from playing cricket on the streets of Cape Town’s Langa Township, to the Test arena.
Transformation in South African sport has been a talking issue for years, and in the video, the 27-year-old speaks about the stigma of being labelled as a ‘black African player’.
‘I never enjoyed it, the fact I was being labelled a “black African cricketer”. I never enjoyed that tag because I never saw myself as that. I just saw myself as just another cricketer who was competing with everyone else.
‘It’s been something that I’ve had to make peace with,’ Bavuma can be heard saying in the video.
Bavuma, who has not featured in the current Test series against Australia, is expected to be fit and available for selection for the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town, which begins on March 22.