Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen spoke about the impact of the ongoing SA20 on the spectators in the country.
“[The Proteas] rode the crest of the wave that the SA20 has provided. They could have had a wobble against England, there were times in both of the first two matches where it could have gone either way, but 2-1 was a fair reflection on the series in the end. Something has definitely happened in the country in the last few weeks and it’s so good to see.
“The crowds are back and people are coming out to see positive cricket. For the players, broadcasters, administrators and everybody else, it’s so good to see the grass banks full of enthusiastic supporters.The ODI series was excellent, with South Africa having that bit between their teeth with World Cup qualification on the line,” Pietersen wrote for Betway.
“I got a message from Jos Buttler asking me whether I’d be interested in going to speak with the England squad before the ODI series last week. It was brilliant to get an outsider’s perspective on the culture and how they’ve transformed the shortest form of the game. The one thing that stood out to me is how supportive they all are of each other. That was an alien concept when I was involved when everybody was just doing what they did for themselves. It’s so refreshing,” the former England star added.