Off The Pitch Cricket Talk With Tshepo Moreki

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On the field he’s synonymous with words such as ‘talent, pace, and swing’, but it’s off the field that we’re getting to know a more relaxed and casual sportsman who has graced our TV screens as a Professional Cricketer for many years.

Tshepo is a force to be reckoned with and is set to make major strides within the cricketing world. From a young age, he showed the ability to attain a late swing and land a devastating yorker, however, Tshepo Moreki is more than what you see on TV or on the playing field.

As someone who believes that sports bring people together, Tshepo adopts the mindset that by spending personal time away from the game, he is able to recharge and keep the hunger for his passion alive.

It’s a no-brainer that the cricketer has stolen the hearts of many sports fanatics across the country, each time he successfully takes to the pitch with a ball in hand.

Tell A Friend got an exclusive one-on-one with the cricketing star, from whom we could all learn a thing or two.

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TAF: What motivated you to become a sportsperson?

TM: I just had a love and obsession with cricket and the sport as a whole and I guess I was incredibly lucky it all worked out in my favour.

TAF: What motivated you to become a sportsperson?

TM: I’d definitely have to say rugby, football and basketball!

TAF: Do you always eat healthy food as a sportsman?

TM: Not always but a lot of the time haha!

TAF: What kind of diet do you prefer?

TM: I eat what I want for the most part, but I do like healthy food.

TAF: Who is your favourite sports hero?

TM: Jacques Kallis and Lebron James

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TAF: What is one of the main reasons you like being part of a team sport?

TM: It’s always more fun to achieve something great with people you care about than alone.

TAF: Who do you wish was watching you perform at every game or match?

TM: My partner!

TAF: What is your favourite song to listen to prior to competing?

TM: It changes depending on my mood, but right now it’s 7 am on the Bridle Path by Drake.

TAF: How does being a professional cricketer make you a better person?

TM: It’s helped me connect better with people in so many ways

TAF: What is the one thing you always do after a good performance?

TM: Eat junk food (I’ve earned it haha)!

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TAF: What inspires you to give your best every single day?

TM: I always try to make my friends and family proud – that’s most important to me.

TAF: We all have our own professional and/or personal struggles. What kind of struggles have you had as a sportsman?

TM: Confidence is the big one with most athletes, including me.

TAF: How do you feel being a role model to so many?

TM: It’s unnerving, to be honest, but it does make me feel accountable on and off the field.

Thanks, Tshepo!

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