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WATCH: 16-year-old schoolboy bowls a ferocious bouncer to Steve Smith

After the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed series against England, South Africa have poised themselves to host Australia on their soil. Unlike the last time when the Aussies visited the rainbow nation, there won’t be red-ball series this time around as the visitors will only play limited-over series. However, fans will electrify the stadiums with the same tempo as they do in Test format.

With few hours to go for the beginning of the first Twenty 20 international (T20I) at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, both teams have shoved themselves in the practice sessions. During such a session, an incident happened, which became the talk of the town.


Former Aussie skipper Steve Smith was practicing hard in the nets to polish his skills. During this activity, a 16-year-old fast bowler from King Edward VII School produced a ripper of a bouncer to Smith, which caught him by surprise.

It all happened after a group of the school’s cricketers were invited to join part of Australia’s training session on Tuesday. One of the boys produced a lethal bouncer that beat Smith for pace.


Here’s the video:

King Edward VII is a pretty famous school in South Africa. It has produced gems for the nation’s cricketing team. King Edward VII school’s most famous boys are the current skipper of the Proteas team Quinton de Kock and Director of Cricket South Africa Graeme Smith.


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