As the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 excitement builds in India, the nation is abuzz with cricket fever. Teams from across the globe have descended upon Indian shores to hone their skills and gear up for the highly anticipated tournament. Among these teams is the South African squad, which recently arrived in the subcontinent and found themselves in the lively city of Thiruvananthapuram, nestled in the scenic state of Kerala. The Proteas had scheduled two crucial warm-up matches in this charming locale ahead of the main event.
A Light-Hearted Moment: South African Cricketers’ Pronunciation Challenge In a delightful turn of events, a video featuring prominent South African cricketers surfaced on the internet, showcasing their amusing struggles to pronounce “Thiruvananthapuram.” This video, officially shared by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, quickly went viral.
The endearing clip captures a light-hearted moment as the South African cricketers attempt to articulate the name of the city they are currently staying in. Laughter fills the air as players like Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, and Heinrich Klaasen find themselves tongue-tied, playfully mangling the city’s name. In contrast, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi impressively demonstrate their linguistic prowess by accurately pronouncing “Thiruvananthapuram.”
Shashi Tharoor’s Playful Response Adding a delightful twist to this entertaining episode, one of India’s most prominent politicians, Shashi Tharoor, couldn’t resist sharing the video on his Twitter account. Serving as the Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Tharoor injected a touch of playful humor into his post, quipping, “The South Africans have arrived in Thiruvananthapuram! But can they tell anyone where they are?”
The South African have arrived in Thiruvananthapuram ! But can they tell anyone where they are? pic.twitter.com/N9LnyVLVH9
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2023
South Africa’s Journey in the ODI World Cup 2023 South:
Africa is gearing up for a significant journey in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. After an abandoned practice game upon their arrival, they are now set to face New Zealand in their second warm-up fixture at the same venue on Monday, October 2. Their official campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 will commence on October 7, as they go head-to-head with Sri Lanka.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the action-packed tournament, these light-hearted moments from the South African camp add a touch of camaraderie and cheer to the global cricketing spectacle.