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DAVID ISAACSON | A loss is a loss, but in sport losers are often revered

The Proteas’ T20 World Cup exit is but one example. Remember Holyfield in 1992, the Hammies in 1979 ...

09 November 2021 - 17:11

The beauty of sport, as the Proteas proved yet again at the weekend, is that losers can sometimes be heralded as if they won.

I don’t mean losers can emerge victorious from a contest — a loss is a loss — but rather that the nature of their performance outshines the disappointment of defeat or, in the case of the cricket side, their exit from the T20 World Cup...

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