Stand-in Proteas captain Keshav Maharaj credits coach Mark Boucher for his return to the national side in white-ball cricket.
Despite making his Test debut in 2016, Maharaj only played his first T20I cricket for South Africa earlier this year.
He also made his ODI debut in 2017 and only played seven matches up until the end of last year - he doubled that tally under Boucher this year.
A regular in the Test team, Maharaj, who will lead South Africa against Netherlands in the first of three ODIs at Centurion Park on Friday, says: “As I started off my career, I was probably a white-ball bowler and the transitioned into a red-ball bowler.
“Coach Boucher sat down with me when he took over and asked why I haven’t been in the white-ball plans.
“To be honest, I didn’t know having played before and being left out - there were a few guys ahead of me.
“So I just asked what I needed to do and then he gave me various aspects I needed to work on. I went and worked on that and fortunately enough I got an opportunity.
“A lot of people wrote me off, but I’m the type of person that like to prove people wrong…”