- Siya Kolisi has expressed his gratitude for the international recognition he's been receiving lately
- He said that there is still much more he wants to do to inspire others
- The captain also shared his success with his team and all who helped make the Springboks number one
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says that he wants to be an inspiration to others. The 28-year-old said that he wants to achieve and do more.
Speaking to AFP in Monaco, where he collected the Champion of Peace award, the skipper said that he does not want to fall victim to the pitfalls of fame.
He said in as much as he wants to do more, he also doesn't want it all to go to his head.
Kolisi has been receiving international acclaim and awards ever since his squad won the Rugby World Cup. He acknowledged the honours and said it was a privilege to be recognised by so many people. He added that he wanted to use the platform to do more work off the field.
The captain did share that he felt a little strange accepting individual accolades as he played a team sport.
"I don’t like taking all the credit because it’s not just me, the coaches, the physios, everybody adds value to anything the team achieves"
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