Johan Botha

Cricketer

National cricket team coach Mickey Arthur told him to slow down and the result was a place in the national one-day international team as vice-captain. He began his blooming career as a medium pace bowler topping speeds of 125km/h for the Eastern Cape Warriors. Botha switched to a right-arm off break spinner at the advice of Arthur and has worked hard at perfecting the doosra (a ball that turns away from the right-handed batsman). He is in the South Africa T20 World Cup squad but has been cited for an improper action on two occasions. This has not stopped his elevation to lead the limited overs team in the absence of Graeme Smith. � Phathisani Moyo

Lunch spot: Blue Orange Garden Cafe, Port Elizabeth