Proteas Women young sensation, Tumi Sekhukhune, has had steady progress in her uprising career for the South African cricket team. The right-arm fast-medium bowler previously sat down with gsport Editor, Kass Naidoo, while on tour in Surat, India, as she highlighted her journey.
The recently turned 21-year-old was ecstatic to be part of the Proteas Women’s team that toured India in September in a tournament that consisted of five T20 International matches and three One-Day Internationals. Although Sekhukhune and her teammates walked away with a loss in both formats, the experience gained was second to none.
“When I was younger, I didn’t think that I would play for SA one day. I just loved playing with the boys and how the vibe was and how they enjoyed their cricket, how they laughed. I think because of that, I fell in love with cricket and my brothers also used to encourage me to keep working,” she said.
At the age of 14, Sekhukhune joined Easterns Women’s Cricket team and at 20, she made her first international tour with the Proteas team.
“I still can’t believe it even now. More than anything I think that it is an honour and a privilege to play for this badge (points at the Proteas badge) and I cannot trade it with anything.”
Sekhukhune continued to talk about her future dreams and what she would like to do in terms of inspiring the youth. Check out what she had to say in the video below!
Photo 1 Caption: Proteas Women right-arm fast-medium bowler, Tumi Sekhukhune, pictured in India where she featured for the South African women’s cricket team on an international tour in September 2019. Photo: Kass Naidoo
Photo 2 Caption: In an exclusive interview with gsport Editor, Kass Naidoo, Proteas Women’s Tumi Sekhukhune spoke about her journey at the Taj Gateway Hotel in Surat, India. Photo: Kass Naidoo
Photo 3 Caption: Tumi Sekhukhune pictured on field in training in India. Photo: Kass Naidoo