Russell Domingo reckons one can’t point a finger at a non-white player in the South Africa eleven at the moment and say that he would have been out had he not been a non-white.
In Domingo’s opinion, whichever non-white player is in the eleven, it’s because he has made a gradual progression to the international level playing and showing his worth in the lower circuit.
Domingo sarcastically remarks if he is told that the skin’s complexion is responsible for a bloke like Rabada to be holding his position in the eleven, he would seriously believe that the person making that statement would be under the influence of a weed or something because it’s only the talent which has got the youngster his national cap. The same applies to the likes of Amla and Duminy who also deserve their spots because of their performances over a number of seasons and aren’t there due to any non-Cricketing factor.
There is news that South Africa’s central government wants the national Cricket board to make sure that which whenever a South African eleven gets onto the park in future, be it in senior or Junior Cricket or in men’s or women’s category, a certain number of non-white players must feature in it. But, Domingo says a written order has not come to him with regard to that from his board. So, he would do his selections only on quality.
Domingo also refuses to agree that the Black Caps, having played the red ball Cricket earlier this month in Zimbabwe, are more prepared for the coming series than his side whose previous test appearance had come at the start of the year. As per Domingo, his boys have been active in the game in the other forms and so, are not out of rhythm.