The caring, empathetic man who has left the cricket field is a far cry from the brash young batsman who took the Proteas helm more than a decade ago.
Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test - skipper Graeme Smith's final game.
Graeme Smith had an ominous warning for the Australians after the Proteas crushed the visitors by 231 runs in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The subtle influence of genial coach Darren Lehmann has seen old-fashioned values unite the Australian cricket team and charm the selectors.
The "big three" of India, Australia and England now dominate in the boardroom, but South Africa have to show they are in charge on the cricket field.
The Proteas have beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the T20 segment of the Qatar International Women's Cricket Championship in Doha.
The Indian cricket team says it has no part in the administrative problems between Cricket SA and the Board of Cricket Control in India.
The SA cricket team's chronic affliction returned in a good game to lose, but their loss against Pakistan on Wednesday bodes ill for the World Cup.
The games against Pakistan have given our cricket players the perfect opportunity to show off their chops.
The Proteas cricketer's fledgling foundation will initially benefit his childhood school, the Alviro Petersen Cricket School and NGO 2nd Chance.
Jacques Kallis is unfairly being allowed to pick and choose when he plays for the national team, according to former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs.
Senior members of the South African cricket team accept it's time they 'started playing some proper cricket'.
Pakistan's wily spinners gave a masterclass in slow bowling to bamboozle South Africa's batting lineup and lead their side to a 66-run victory.
Does the Proteas' miraculous win over Pakistan signal a turning point in their ODI cricket fortunes?
The Proteas say they were outplayed by Pakistan after they suffered a seven-wicket defeat after tea on the fourth day.
The team will need to overcome the lack of practice that led to its lacklustre performance this week if it is to maintain its winning streak.
The Champions Trophy is short and sharp with no room for error as the Proteas take on the world's top teams.
One man's misfortune is another's gain. David Miller owed his place in South Africa's Champion's Trophy squad to Jacques Kallis's withdrawal.