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ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014: Corbin Bosch pays tribute to father with performance in final

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014: Corbin Bosch pays tribute to father with performance in final
Corbin Bosch picked up four wickets in the Under-19 World Cup final at Dubai on Saturday © IDI/Getty Images

Dubai: Mar 1, 2014

Corbin Bosch, the South African seamer said that his performance in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 against Pakistan was a tribute to his father Tertius Bosch. Senior Bosch was a Test cricketer who passed away in the year 2000. Bosch certainly feels that he has been playing the sport for his father. He was the Man of the Match in the final with a spell of four for 15 that derailed the Pakistan batting.

Bosch was somewhat eclipsed by Kagiso Rabada, but kept bowling consistently and it paid rewards during the final. “I am glad I could finally get a good performance under the belt. I have been waiting for quite a while. Although, this isn’t an individual sport so knowing that other people are doing well just inspires me to give that extra bit more,” Bosch told the media at the post match press conference.

Speaking about his father’s, Tertius Bosch, inspiration, Bosch said, “Growing up, I always felt inferior. Inferior to like what he has done. Growing up, I wasn’t the best cricketer in the world. Through the years, as I grew as a person and not only just as a cricketer, I think it has made me a bit more hungry just to succeed that much more and then play for him — which is not just an honour but a huge privilege.”

The day South Africa opened their campaign during this World Cup was exactly 14 years since his father passed away, Bosch spoke about the emotions surrounding the occasion and how he motivated himself to perform. “He passed away on the day of my first game against the West Indies and I think just then, everything just catapulted. Inside I had this huge belief that I am playing here because of him. He is the reason why I started cricket and the reason why I love it to this day,” Bosch said.

Bosch bowled a very good spell where he held his line and length. Backing his strengths, he made the Pakistani middle order stumble and laid the solid foundation of the South African victory. Bosch said that he backed a simple plan and that is what worked for him.

“We discussed earlier that there are different options and I found that today. Just keeping it simple was the best option. Some days you feel that you need to change things up. I think today, just me keeping it simple and executing what I wanted to do was the best,” Bosch said.

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