Lonwabo Tsotsobe


Cricketer Lonwabo "Lopsy� Tsotsobe, 27, seems to shine whenever he dons the sought-after Proteas jersey. He scooped a man of the match award in his only ICC Cricket World Cup game in India recently. Before that, he had Sachin Tendulkar's number during India's tour of South Africa. Tsotsobe started his cricketing career at school. He later made it into the Eastern Province eleven. Then he played for the Chevrolet Warriors team that swept up major domestic trophies two seasons ago. After his performance at the 2011 World Cup Tsotsobe was signed up to play for English county side Essex until mid-June. But the best from the Port Elizabeth-born lad is yet to come. At least, that's what he says: "Success drives me. I was taught from a young age by my mother that no one remembers the second and third guys on the podium.� � Aphiwe Deklerk

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