The first and most popular black cricketer to represent South Africa, Makhaya Ntini had urged Lonwabo Tsotsobe, the only colored cricketer in the current South African squad, on stepping into his shoes.
Ntini said referring to young pacer Tsotsobe that fill the shoes for them as black guys in the country and around the world.
Emotions had gripped thousands of cricket fans after Ntinie walked away for the final time.
Emotional Ntini added that he’d like just to take the opportunity to say to everyone and to his fans that he is very, very thankful for their support.
He said he wouldn’t forget the way people roared after he bowled the last ball.
Ntinie told his teammates that he always salutes them.