JP Duminy, the comeback kid
It’s just day three of South Africa’s Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, but the visitors find themselves in the peculiar situation of having surrendered their lead. It’s only the fourth time that has happened in 15 Tests. The last time it happened was, incidentally, against Pakistan in Cape Town earlier this year.
The last time they lost a Test after falling behind was in December 2011, against Sri Lanka. That was also the last time South Africa lost a Test.
A comeback is needed if they hope to keep their unbeaten run in check. One man who knows about comebacks, in more ways than one, is JP Duminy.
In his second ever Test, Duminy combined with Dale Steyn for a match-saving and ultimately match-winning partnership of 180. Whenever somebody makes a debut like that, expectations are immediately set.
That knock was almost five years ago and for Duminy, the hardest part about having such a stellar debut series, was to understand himself that there will be tough times.“That was a long time ago. I've kind of put it behind me, but when it happened the expectation, especially from myself was really high.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SPORT24Similar Stories