Johannesburg, Oct 8: South African captain Graeme Smith, whose team has not lost an away series for seven years, has said that he believes the Proteas should be given more respect for their achievements on the road.
According to Sport24, since their 2-0 loss to Sri Lanka in 2006, South Africa have travelled to India (twice), United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan (twice), England (twice), Australia (twice) and once to New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the West Indies, not losing a series.
Smith said that he thought it had to do a lot to be compared with great teams but for us to have a record away from home was something which gave him pride.
He added that he did not think many teams in current world cricket can travel as well as they do and be able to perform in all the conditions, the pressures, the environments that we face on the road.
He also said that he certainly thought that the team does not get enough credit for that because it was an immense record that they were proud of. (ANI)