Smith’s statement – The captain should not have become a player, then only losers from India. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has said that Eden Markram was not the right decision to appoint an interim captain for the one-day series against India. South Africa was missing from the series 1-5 from India. Smith said on the outcome of the series that appointing Marcrum as an interim captain was not the right decision, but he hopes that the loss of this will not undermine Marcaram’s confidence.
Smith himself was given captaincy at the age of 22 when South Africa was quickly out of the 2003 World Cup in his host. The 23-year-old Markam was handed the captaincy despite playing only two ODIs. Smith said that Marcrum should have been given the opportunity to first mature and become stronger as a player.
Markram scored fewer scores in the six innings as captain, 9, 8, 32, 22, 32 and 24. He scored 127 runs at an average of 21 in the series. The former captain said that I do not think this was the right decision. Everyone is talking about their leadership. I would like to first strengthen him as a player and make runs. South Africa needs players to perform.