Chokers

  • England deserve the 'chokers' tag more than South Africa do June 25, 2013

    In cricket, South Africa and the term 'chokers' have become synonymous with the other. They are notorious for throwing away matches which they are expected to win. This might be true on some occasions their 1999 World Cup semifinal against Australia being one but not every time. But...
  • The choke's on South Africa, yet again June 20, 2013

    And so, not to the surprise of a whole lot of people, South Africa have exited another ICC tournament in the knockout stage. And, almost expectedly, their sevenwicket defeat to England at The Oval in Wednesday's ICC Champions Trophy semifinal has brought out the cword again. For the initiated, that's...
  • When South Africa didn't choke November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: South Africa's proclivity for choking is infamous, but they have also been at the better end of some nailbiting Test and ODI wins since their return to international cricket 20 years ago. Following their famous win over Australia in Cape Town on Friday, after they were bowled out...