#ThrowbackThursday is usually a fun hashtag but today it requires strong will to reflect on a sporting lowlight of 2019.

I enjoy talking cricket with fans on social media.

Last season, I gathered six fans on two occasions to talk cricket while watching the Proteas play live.

It was a truly amazing experience.

Then, the 2019 Cricket World Cup happened, and there was no good reason to gather, really.

Everyone was down after the Proteas failure to launch at the World Cup and the pain was too much to bear.

I decided to gather anyway, and have the hard conversations.

On the occasion of the Proteas final group game at the World Cup against Australia, we came together as #SixOfTheBest to share our Proteas pain.

Hats off to Peggy Mafadza, Curwin Samuels, Valencia Seshoene, Russell Renecke and Londanani Komono for their openness in sharing their views of what went down.

This is what went down…