The Proteas are a very likeable bunch of blokes.
Currently on tour in Bangladesh, the team recently completed both the T20 and one-day competitions, and are now scheduled to play two test matches over the next few weeks.
In between the busy cricketing schedule, the team made sure to remind us why they are so awesome.
This time, for Mandela Day (Saturday, July 18) our boys met up some children suffering terminal illnesses in Bangladesh and gave them a little bit of their time. They posed for pictures, signed autographs and offered bear-like hugs to the kids from Chittagong.
“The Proteas are all about higher purpose and we thought it would be a good opportunity to give back to the community, as well as connect for a worthwhile cause,” said Mohammed Moosajee, the Proteas’ team doctor.
Earlier this year, our boys dared us to dream when they rocked up to the house of Kieron Adams, a 12-year-old lad from Cape Town, going on to play a game of cricket with him and the neighbours.
The Proteas surprisingly lost the one-day international cricket series in Bangladesh, but who cares.
The boys have proven once again: there is more to life than just just the game.
So, go on, watch the Proteas spend some time with the kids here:
Editorial Note: We are kidding about there being more to life than the game of cricket. The boys better get their **** together and win the test series.
Featured images: Via ProteasCricket/Youtube.