Brabourne diary: JP Duminy on drinks duty

After South Africa triumphed in the ODI series against India at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, AB de Villiers was asked what makes them good travellers. The Proteas have not lost an away Test series since 2007.

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Since 2010, South Africa have lost only four out of 14 ODI series on tour. De Villiers attributed the overseas success to the 'incredible culture in the team and respect for each other'. 

South Africa’s JP Duminy carries drinks on Day One against Board President’s XI. Pic/Atul Kamble

This was there for all to see on Friday when senior and star South African all-rounder JP Duminy carried drinks for his teammates during the warm-up tie at the Brabourne Stadium. Every time Duminy ran on the field with energy drinks to keep his teammates hydrated, a member of the SA support staff was at the boundary line to acknowledge his efforts. Duminy is recovering from a torn webbing on his right hand.

An experience of a lifetime
IT was a lifetime experience for Sagar Chabbria and Zaosh Irani, who play for the Cricket Club of India’s ‘B’ team, to share the dressing room with Board President XI players.

Chabbria and Irani were asked to carry drinks for the Indian players during the warm-up match as the Board President XI team consists of only 13 players. "We had to keep them on stand-by as all 13 Board President’s team were utilised on a rotational basis," a CCI member said.

Wearing the CCI jersey, the youngsters were athletic whenever the batsmen in the middle called for some fluids between overs.

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