Temba Bavuma scored his maiden test century in a compelling innings on Tuesday, where the whole of the Newlands audience joined in what was an emotional celebration from player and crowd.
The 25-year-old (who has been trending on Twitter since) is the first black South African to achieve a century for the Proteas and has reignited the debate over competence and transformation in cricket.
Listeners shared their diverse views during the open line on The Redi Tlhabi Show, with Koketso Sachane standing in.
Watching Bavuma was a privileged, along with Kagiso Rabada. They are strong examples of good young players who have started their careers in spite of tough backgrounds. They deserve an award.— Richard, caller
Listen to the full conversation below:
Cricket is a collective effort, and South Africa has to come up with some sort of solution. Temba Bavuma had the advantage because he was still fresh.— Ray, caller
It was fantastic when Temba Bavuma scored his century yesterday, but I don't think the chirping from bowler Ben Stokes was necessary.— Mike, caller
What #Bavuma did , is bigger than sport!— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) January 5, 2016
Bavuma was mentored by Ezra Cagwe. They once shared a 120-run partnership in WP 3rd division for Langa CC when Bavuma was 13 & Cagwe was 50.— Sibongile Mafu (@sboshmafu) January 6, 2016