Aussie cricketers humbled on visit to AIDS centre in South Africa
Durban: Five Australian cricketers visited the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban, ahead of their first Twenty20 International against South Africa today.
Glenn Maxwell (left) and John Hastings were among five Australia cricketers, who visited the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust near Durban yesterday. Pics/AFP
John Hastings, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew Tye, James Faulkner and Adam Zampa toured the centre on Wednesday, learning about the support it provides in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the rural community.
The players took on the centre's senior women — who are training for an upcoming tournament — in a game of football. The women then tried their hand at cricket.
"It's been a pretty inspiring afternoon to see how their whole organisation works. We take a lot for granted but when you come to a place like this and see how much they do, and the smiles they put on people's faces when they are in adversity, it's pretty special. For us, it's very humbling," fast bowler Hastings said.