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"I think the dismissal he got up to the stumps off Mitchell Marsh (at a vital stage of the first Test at Durban) was as hard as you get.
"I couldn't score a run in club cricket three years ago." As he has consistently done since his recall to the Test XI, Paine stood tall at Newlands with the bat while the team collapsed around him, finishing unbeaten in both innings (making 34no and 9no) and enhancing his leadership credentials in the process.
"I'm really pleased for him because he's done a lot of hard work to get there.
The history has been well documented with his fingers – he was on the verge of perhaps being that (Australia) 'keeper for 10 years anyway.
And while Paine has emerged as a natural leader within the group, his performances in his dual disciplines were identified by former wicketkeeper turned fielding coach Brad Haddin as being as impressive as ever in the build-up to the third Test.
"I think his keeping has gotten better since the Ashes," Haddin said last week.
"The one positive that may come of it is guys are going to get an opportunity to play for their country.