The extremely talented youngster has found out that everyone needs to listen to advice.
The absence of Biff, Jakes and new dad AB is being acutely felt on tour, but the squad's young blood gives hope.
The Proteas were deservedly punished for their nonchalant approach to the Bangladesh ODIs.
But by bringing AB de Villiers home the real losers are Bangladesh's cricket lovers.
Strong batsmen prepared to force the pace on sluggish tracks can be rewarded, but "accumulators" looking for singles in T20 cricket sink quickly.
With Bangladeshi cricket on the rise, victory for the visiting South Africans is by no means assured.
The smaller stadiums will be the biggest losers as pressure builds for the local game to make money.
The weakness of the rand and the instability and moral flaccidity of the BCCI make future international matches a prospect full of uncertainties.
Tough times lie ahead for local cricket as revenue from the T20 tournament is cut off.
The rivalry between two Indian tycoons could be an enticing catalyst for the global game.