So impressive was his performance that he was promoted to the South African team for the T20 World Cup in 2014.
Unfortunately, a long lay-off due to back injury put his 2014/2015-season temporarily on hold.
Hendricks said he spoke to the Nashua Cape Cobras coach, Paul Adams, following the match against the Chevrolet Knights in Kimberley and admitted that he needed more remedial work in order to be ready for first-class action.
The hard work he did with the fitness trainer Dieter Swanepoel and the physiotherapist Shane Jabaar were not in vain.
Hendricks bowled with greater venom and consistency in taking two for 69 in the Sunfoil Series match against The Unlimited Titans in Benoni during the weekend. The match ended in a draw.
Hendricks admitted he was disappointed with the wickets tally by the Cobras in Benoni.
“It was a bit of a tough wicket to bowl on, but we let ourselves down.
“During the last four cheap wickets that the Titans got, they showed us how to bowl on the wicket. They were attacking.
“There was enough in the wicket to put up a fight and to attack. We did not hit our areas consistently enough and attack. We were also not patient enough,” Hendricks lamented in assessing the Sunfoil Series result in Benoni.
The run festival finished in a stale-mate, as the Cobras hammered 484 in their first innings. The hosts responded with 421 for three.
Hendricks said he was too impatient when he played for South Africa A following his return from injury.
He was also inconsistent.
Following a disappointing South Africa A series against the England Lions, he took pressure off himself and realized that he needed to improve the consistency of his length.
He also admitted he tried to force things, attempting miracle deliveries or wicket-taking balls too much, instead of applying pressure for prolonged periods, like he did against India A when he captured 11 for 63.
Hendricks said he wanted to finish the season strongly and work meticulously on fitness, strength and bowling skills.
“I’m looking forward to the Sunfoil Series match in Pietermaritzburg,” he added.
If Hendricks can emulate his performance of the 2013/2014-season, when he removed nine batsmen for 75 runs in propelling the Cobras to victory in Pietermaritzburg, the Cape champions could finish their season with a bang.