Meet Temba Bavuma’s Wife: Phila Lobi
All You Need To Know About Temba Bavuma’s Wife: Phila Lobi
We all know who Temba Bavuma is. A plucky batsman from South Africa who has become a mainstay in their Test team. A gritty player with a classic technique, Temba Bavuma is a throwback to old-school cricket. There are only a handful of players like Bavuma remaining in world cricket. Temba is an inspirational figure, as he was the first black batsman to hit a hundred for South Africa since readmission. Temba Bavuma got married in August of 2018 and it was a low-key affair. It was only seen on social media after the wedding took place, leaving the fans wondering more about Temba Bavuma’s wife.
So, who is Temba Bavuma’s wife? Meet Phila Lobi. Phila Lobi is an accountancy student and a maths teacher. Like Bavuma, Phila Lobi hails from Langa. Thankfully for Temba Bavuma, Phila Lobi understands and watches cricket. The two of them have been together a while now. In fact, they had been going out for four years when Temba Bavuma hit his record-breaking hundred against England in 2016. In the aftermath of his hundred, when Bavuma addressed the media, it was clear that Phila Lobi was also emotional and understand the magnitude of his innings.
Despite it being a relatively quiet affair, several cricketers attended the wedding between Temba Bavuma and Phila Lobi. It is understood that young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo were in attendance. Dave Nosworthy also was at the wedding. He played a key part in the development of Bavuma’s cricketing career as he was the former head coach of both the Lions and the Titans. Nosworthy posted a photo of Bavuma and Lobi walking down the aisle on Twitter. His post captured some cricketing humour, writing “May this be your best ‘partnership’ and ‘innings’ yet”. In an interview in 2016, Bavuma listed some of the things he enjoyed doing: deejaying, braaiing, going to restaurants and spending time with Phila Lobi. Now, they will be spending the rest of their lives together.