Fans got to see a lighthearted moment when former South African captain, Graeme Smith was innocently interrupted by his son while Smith was speaking in a virtual press conference.
Graeme Smith, who retired from international cricket in 2014, has been kept busy, both on the personal and professional front. Smith now holds the position of the Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Director of Cricket and has huge responsibilities to drag out the board from the financial and political crisis.
The youngest South African Test captain has had issues in his marriage. He has three children with two wives. In 2011, he married Irish singer Morgan Deane and has two children, a daughter and a son with her before the couple got divorced in 2015. Graeme Smith found love again tied the knot with girlfriend Romi Lanfranchi in 2019 and has a son with her.
Graeme Smith’ adorably ties his son’s shoelaces
In a virtual press conference, Graeme Smith was speaking about the ongoing bilateral women’s series between Pakistan women and South African women. As the former opener was speaking, he was suddenly interrupted by his little one, holding a blue coloured toy bat.
Smith apologised immediately, but the child wasn’t done until Smith realized that his son needed someone to tie his shoelaces.
“Just tying his shoelace,” said the CSA Director of cricket with a sheepish smile.
“Dad duty always,” chuckled the host.
Graeme Smith’s son crashing a press conference so he can get his shoelaces tied is absolutely adorable ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OorqWXm9Pz
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 22, 2021
Meanwhile, the South Africa Women won the first ODI against Pakistan Women by a slender margin of 3 runs in Durban.
On the other hand, their male counterparts are touring Pakistan for 2 Test and 3 T20Is. The first Test will commence on 26th January in Karachi and the second on February 4th in Rawalpindi. It will be followed by a 3-match T20I series; all T20Is to be played in Lahore. Post the Pakistan series, the Proteas will host Australia.
Quinton de Kock’s side is coming off a 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka, while Pakistan lost 2-0 to New Zealand.