DURBAN – Proteas Faf du Plessis's captain returns to a place that makes him very special memories this week, with his side in Adelaide for the second international one-day against Australia.
South Africa is leading the three-game joust after a striking start in Perth, and will try to get another series win over their competitors as soon as possible.
For Du Plessis, the return to the beautiful geround for the second ODI Friday will have added significance, as there are some serious personal milestones there.
His first test could seem a long time ago, but he saw hitting South Africa's 376-ball hanging for the time and protection of the Probation series when he first went to Adelaide.
Immediately he named himself as a player who could close everything else and play each ball according to his merits.
That resolution mentality came to be useful two years ago, as he returned to South Australia as a pantomime clutter in a ball-attack scandal.
The Proteas skipper had been accused of using mints to help shine the ball during the Test series, and all Australian media were over.
A picture of it walks through the airport, sunscreen and mint firmly in a pig, a lively reminder of the hysteria caused by Du Plessis.
He went to Adelaide as a designated man, and the Proteas formed a corner of his room, at least until the morning-day test began. Then, Du Plessis left his bats talking, even as he reached the legs for a choir of boos.
He praised, since it was a century, and was celebrated with each other.
He says he can take the heat into a substatement, and Adelaide knows better than the greatest pressure that the South African captain can heat – and continue to perform.
Having played with the scrutiny of being a beginner, in a crucial game, and then the extra stress of a large debate that crossed over his head, Du Plessis could be excused about feeling a little unresolved by the low nature This week is likely to have him.
The compulsory press conference for the captain before the game will come, but the attention is stressed far from it this time.
The Aussie media has more problems, with their own team now dealing with ball fights scandal ramifications that do not dump down.
The actual cricket has not been quite, either, as they are easily dismantled by the US attack on Sunday.
They have much more problems than so much the returning visitor captain where he is still dear.
Heck, Du Plessis may have the freedom to go out and smell the roses around the city this time.
She has an amazing record in Adelaide, with contrasting centuries to her name.
Come to Fridays, it would be a surprise for Adelaide cricket visitors to learn that Francois du Plessis has marked his latest visit to another international tonne again. After all, he scored one every time he was in town.
* The second ODI will be between Australia and South Africa on Friday, starting at 5.20am at SA time. The coverage will be live on SuperSport 2.