The South Africa team is currently located in Thiruvananthapuram where they are scheduled to take on New Zealand in the second World Cup Warm-up match.
However, a hilarious video has surfaced on social media where the men in green can be seen struggling to pronounce Thiruvananthapuram.
A clip of the same was also shared by the senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday.
Earlier, their first match against Afghanistan was abadoned due to the rain.
The South African have arrived in Thiruvananthapuram ! But can they tell anyone where they are? pic.twitter.com/N9LnyVLVH9
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2023
The Proteas are taking their practice matches with utmost seriousness, according to head coach Rob Walter.
“From our point of view, it’s really important to put warm-up games into context, we need to get out of it what we need. The most important one is to keep playing well with our brand. We’ll certainly be looking to make sure we get the max out of that fixture as we possibly can,” he said.
South Africa will be led by their regular ODI skipper Temba Bavuma. However, he had to return home from India due to personal reasons ahead of the side’s two warm-up games of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Eight out of the 15 players have earned their maiden World Cup call-ups including captain Bavuma.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.