Sinalo Gobeni from Boland has been named the Hero of the Day for day four of the Khaya Majola Cricket Week.
The Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Sinalo was selected for the award by an appointed panel of cricket experts after hitting 96 runs not out off 61 balls for an unlikely win against Easterns.
Sinalo came in to bat with Boland needing 192 at 8.7 runs an over to win the game. He batted aggressively and with a ‘never say die attitude’ throughout his innings and hit 96 not out, which included hitting 20 runs off the last 7 balls that he faced to win the game for his team.
‘Unlike a lot of my teammates, I have not played in the various age group tournaments, so for me, it is important to take advantage of any opportunity that Boland gives me. I am proud to have paid Boland back for their faith in me,’ said Sinalo.
‘There were a lot of possible Hero of the Day moments today, so there had to be an outstanding performance to win the award. I felt that Sinalo was amazing, and to hit 96 not out coming in so low in the batting lineup shows great character and it was a definite hero moment,’ said retired Proteas player and lead Hero of the Day judge, Robin Peterson.
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