Published: 7th March, 2014
Surrey captain Graeme Smith has paid tribute to the Brown Caps fans who have been contacting him since he was forced to return home last year with an ankle injury.
Speaking exclusively to Surrey TV as he met up with the squad on the club’s pre-season tour of Cape Town, Smith, who this week announced his retirement from International cricket, paid a special debt of thanks to his new Surrey family.
“I feel the need to thank all the people at Surrey, at the club and the fans who’ve taken the time to send me messages”, he said.
“It really means a lot and I’m looking forward to growing those relationships in the next period.”
After an emotional week at Newlands, Smith also told Mark Church that he is now looking forward to briefly enjoying the African sun, before returning to England for less temperate joys of cricket in April!
“April’s always going to be the most challenging month for me”, he admitted. “Both as a player and as a human, with the cold!
“I’m going to be in enjoying the sun for the next three weeks but I will be buying some thermals and some hand warmers before I get out to my first training session!”
Watch the full interview with Graeme Smith below: