CT dream over, AB now targets World Cup

CT dream over, AB now targets World Cup

South Africa have choked on the big stage once again as they have been knocked out of Champions Trophy by India at The Oval. Another South African dream has been broken.

Skipper AB de Villiers is still not broken. He wants to lead the side in 2019 World Cup which will also be held in England. He believes he can change South Africa’s fortunes in ICC events.

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“Because I’m a good captain. And I can take this team forward. I can take us to win a World Cup, I believe,” de Villiers said. “I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one here but that’s what I believe. I love doing it.”

Out of his 13 ICC events, de Villiers has captained five times. He tried hard, but did not succeed in winning any of the trophies.

“We’ve covered all the bases. There’s no doubt about that. We’ve had camp after camp. And we’ve worked really, really hard on the nets, and we back each other, we trust each other, and for some reason, things like that just keep happening.”

The Proteas captain admitted his side’s poor batting performance against India in their eight-wicket loss. He felt a few errors cost them.

“I felt the team was pretty composed today. I don’t think we lost it there with composure. A few errors of judgement, a few mistakes out there cost us badly today. It’s not going to do with composure in my eyes. I felt pretty calm with the team all the time. We played some good shots and then just a couple of bad, errors of judgement out there cost us,” he said.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com