Very few of us, know that South Africa faced a ban from International cricket from 1970-71 to 1990. The reason behind this ban was their social policy that restricted them to play only against the white nations i.e. Aus, NZ, and England and also allows the white men to represent their team.
Due to this policy ICC voted to suspend South African Team from playing International cricket. In 1991, after South Africa gained independence and their social policy accepted equality for everyone, the team played their first match against India.
Nearly 22 years once being isolated from the international fold because of social policy, South Africa arrived in India for a three-match one-day series. Thousands of fans lined the streets of Kolkata to greet the team and Eden Gardens – that hosted the primary match – exceeded its capability.
India prevailed during a 1st low-scoring game, South Africa, discovered a best fast bowler in Allan Donald who took five for twenty-nine in that match.