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Mbalula keeps #ProteaFire burning

Fikile Mbalula has been leading from the front, keeping Proteas fans entertained.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: @MbalulaFikile

JOHANNESBURG - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula showed his support for the Proteas, and his infectious sense of humour, stirring up some gees on social media during the wee hours of this morning.

South Africa are taking on New Zealand in the first 2015 Cricket World Cup semifinal in Auckland. The Proteas lost openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in the first seven overs, before Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw steered the team to 114 before Rossouw was caught by Martin Guptill off the bowling of Corey Anderson.

The minister shook of any early morning cobwebs and started leading support for the national team with his first tweet at around 2AM.

SABC radio 2000 is delivering the game live great commentary , live not delayed live. #ProteaFire

Hier kom die kak Amla out ! #Believe #ProteaFire

Known for his humour on Twitter and Instagram, Mbalula joked that doctors could be cashing in big time as many people would be looking to book appointments for sick notes.

Some Doctors will be made rich today, with all those sick notes from people who woke up at 02:00 am. Hahah

And all those students who will be bunking morning Lecturers because they woke up at 02:00 am. We see you #ProteaFire

Those are plagiarists 👀 @HRHkhali_phile: @MbalulaFikile especially these 2 pic.twitter.com/0O4fYghdE3"

On a more serious note, he tweeted that the team seems to have recovered well after making a slow start:

Masi-recovere ngenjani. @BantuHolomisa: @MbalulaFikile . Mbaks hi. We r slowly recovering from that early onslaught . Morning Sir."

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