Dear South Africa,You're a great team,

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Your bowlers are amazing,

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Your batsmen can run riot,

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You're the neutral's favourite,

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An ambassador of the sport.

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Luck has deserted you on many occasions,

Like when D/L fucked you over,

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Or when Allan Donald forgot to run,

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Like when it rained when it shouldn't have,

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Or when Grant Elliot got lucky today. Thrice.

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I know you've dropped the World Cup a couple of times,

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But I also know that you'll pick it up soon enough.

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So keep the faith,Don't lose hope.

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You're a great team,And we love watching you fight,

Especially when things are not going your way,

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And when you have your back against the wall.

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As a cricket fan, I want you to pull up your socks,Pick yourself up again,

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Tell yourself that you got closer than last time,That's another hurdle you crossed.

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So come back stronger in four years,And play with the same spirit you always have,

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Because there is a World Cup trophy waiting for you,And it can only be delayed. Not denied.

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And for the love of the game,I hope you win next time.

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See you in 2019.-An Indian Cricket Fan