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'I Blame The...': Temba Bavuma Clarifies He 'Wasn't Sleeping' After Pic from Pre World Cup Captains' Meet Goes Viral

'I Blame The...': Temba Bavuma Clarifies He 'Wasn't Sleeping' After Pic from Pre World Cup Captains' Meet Goes Viral
Temba Bavuma stated that he 'wasn't napping' during the captain's meeting ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023, following the viralization of an image of him appearing drifting off.

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, has finally spoken out about the online sensational photo of himself appearing to be nodding off that has been making the rounds. Before the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, photos from the captains' meeting went viral online. Bavuma has since emphasised that he "wasn't sleeping," nevertheless.

The 33-year-old revealed the truth on X, a platform that was once Twitter, in response to a viral photo that revealed he wasn't sleeping. The photo was taken from an angle that gave the impression that Bavuma had fallen asleep.

The picture of Bavuma was uploaded on the Barmy Army fan page in England, which is well known for its shenanigans on social media. Bavuma then clarified the situation.

Barmy Army sent a message stating, "Temba Bavuma has just fallen asleep in the World Cup captain's conference." Bavuma responded, "I blame the camera angle, I wasn't sleeping."

Following the press conference, all 10 captains of the nations competing in the ODI World Cup in India had a picture shoot during which they fielded a barrage of questions.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, spoke of the friendly reception they received in India, and Rohit Sharma offered his assessment of the contentious conclusion to the 2019 ODI World Cup final, in which England won only because they had scored more boundaries.

The night before the World Cup began, Rohit expressed his gratitude for being in charge of the Indian team but also acknowledged that he will be under a lot of pressure to live up to the high standards set by the home crowd.

Extremely fortunate to be the squad captain for the World Cup. I have witnessed the past of the competition and the individuals who have participated. I consider myself fortunate to be leading India in this World Cup, Rohit remarked.

In addition, it's pretty thrilling, and these guys are accustomed to pressure, regardless of whether they're playing at home or abroad. As long as they participate in the activity, athletes will always feel pressure.

Put it away and concentrate on the task at hand instead. The 36-year-old said, "I know it's very easy to say that, but I'm sure we all have prepared well, which gives a lot of confidence going into any game."