Recently at the Cricket South African Awards (CSA) Aiden Kyle Markram (26) was voted as SA Men’s Players player of the year sharing in a tied vote with Anrich Nortje. Their fans on Facebook showed their gratitude by saying “Markram and Nortje deserve this nomination award and they should both win this award”. CSA acting executive Pholetsi Moseki said, “according to CSA awards, the board gives due recognition to its leading men’s and women’s players who have kept the flag flying during extremely difficult times of Covid-19.
Markram was born in Pretoria, Centurion, he became the first South African captain to lead his team to a U19 Glory World Cup 2014. Markram was helped and encouraged by his family since the age of two years. His background include that he was the topscorer for the Titans in 2014 and made his international test debut against Bangladesh in September 2017, he scored 97 runs the highest score by a South African in his first test innings.
Despite attaining great things and top awards, he has had his fare share of injuries that led to challenges such as slowing down his performance. As time kept going Markram was able to embrace his obstacle by not letting his dilemmas deter him from achieving his goals. He rose from those barriers and finally made it to the test fold when he was invited to England. #ladi_jaja?