CAPE TOWN: South African skipper AB de Villiers has apologized to the cricket lovers his workforce’s deficient efficiency at this 12 months’s ICC Champions Trophy in a video message that went rounds at the social media.
The highest ranked One Day World (ODI) workforce on the planet didn’t make it thru to the semi-finals of the event after dropping their ‘quarter-final’ to India on Sunday.
“We’re really and in fact sorry about the best way we carried out on this 12 months’s Champions Trophy and we will be able to stay operating arduous at our recreation to make it proper”, he mentioned on his legit social media account.
De Villiers’ males appeared out of types as they collapsed of their flip at bat, most effective managing a paltry 191 all out in 44.three overs.
India finished the run-chase very easily – successful by way of 8 wickets – and knocking the South African workforce out of but some other ICC match earlier than the general.
The Proteas had previous suffered an extra embarrassment of their 2d Staff B fixture after they slumped to a 19-run defeat by the hands of Pakistan at the Duckworth-Lewis manner.
“It’s been 48 hours since that terrible defeat in opposition to India and having a look again we simply had a terrible time with the bat,” De Villiers additional mentioned in his commentary. “We had two low ratings in opposition to Pakistan and India, we by no means truly gave our bowlers the chance to shield the ones totals, so it’s very disappointing.”
De Villiers is now tasked with main the Proteas of their three-T20 sequence in opposition to England, the primary of which is able to happen on Wednesday, June 21.
He will lead the facet within the absence of normal captain Faf du Plessis who has been given a “spoil” for the sequence.
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