Graeme Smith

Cricketer

Captain Courageous! In January this year Graeme Smith received a standing ovation in Australia, a place he was vilified in 2005-6, for batting with a broken hand in an attempt to save the Third Test. It was one of those selfless acts that will be forever remembered in the sport. The Proteas skipper also marshalled the Proteas to a top finish in the International Cricket Council One Day Internationals for the 2008-9 season. South Africa also came within a whisker of wresting the number one Test status from Australia under the captaincy of the fluid Smith. In a dream season the Proteas defeated India, walloped England and handed the Aussies their first loss at home in 16 years. � Phathisani Moyo

Lunch spot: Caveau Wine Bar and Deli, Newlands, Cape Town