Sarel Erwee during play on day one of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand.
Soon after hitting his maiden Test Century, South Africa batter, Sarel Erwee, confessed that he felt so fortunate playing international cricket, and will be putting in his best to improve with each game played. Erwee hit his maiden Test Century on the first day of the ongoing second Test against New Zealand on Friday, February 18th, at the Hagley Oval.
“You have got to prepare yourself the same if it’s your first game of domestic cricket or tenth game of domestic cricket. You have to make sure you prepare yourself for international cricket if that is what you do. If that is why you play international cricket, now you have to front up and show up every single day and get better to prove you deserve a chance at playing international cricket,” said Erwee in his statement.
“I am very fortunate that I had a year to settle into the squad and find my feet preparation-wise and find out what it takes to do half-decently or do well in this game. That is just through the help of teammates. Preparation and fronting-up is key,” he added.
After a one-sided loss to New Zealand in the first test match of the series, South Africa has bounced back with a strong Day 1 performance, where their team smashes a total of 238-3 at the end of day’s play.