In some fantastic news, South African cricketer Lizelle Lee entered into a lifetime commitment by tying the knot with longtime partner, Tanja Cronje. The marriage was scheduled at an earlier day in April, but the 21-day lockdown enforced by the South African government during the peak CoronaVirus pandemic postponed the wedding plans.
However, the lovebirds finally managed to tie the knot, with the South African confirming it on Instagram, along with a heartwarming caption: “Now I get to call you my wife. A special day spent with special people! Love you so much.”
Lee has been a vital cog of her national team’s setup since her debut against Bangladesh way back in 2013. Most of her dominance has come in the limited-overs format, with 2,602 and 1,664 runs in 82 ODI’s and 74 T20Is, respectively. Along with this, the 28-year old is handy with her medium-fast bowling and has 3 wickets to her name for it. The right-handed opening batsman has 3 centuries and 29 fifty’s in her kitty.
Lizelle was one of the most experienced members of South Africa’s run to the semi-finals of this year’s T20 World Cup. She contributed with some good starts at the top, ending the tournament with a batting average close to 30, including a 60-ball 101.
The explosive batsman has always led the line in South Africa’s batting innings, and this knock against an exuberant Thailand side bears testament to the immense talent she possesses. In an interview, Lee also spoke about the new-gen cricketers’ mindset in the South African setup, “We don’t fear any opposition. We want to play the best in the world, and we want to beat them and ultimately show that we are a team to be reckoned with.”
The 28-year old was due to face the Aussies at home, but guidelines by the South African government owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, has put cricket on hold. Here’s hoping we get to see Lizelle back on the field as soon as possible and, most importantly, a very happy married life to the two!
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