No one was eating, no one was talking: du Plessis on 2015 WC semi-final
Former South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis has revealed the aftermath feelings of losing the semi-final in 2015 World Cup against the host New Zealand. He said that although the players seem to be strong outside but every one of them were tearing apart after the loss.
South Africa and New Zealand faced each other in the first semi-final in 2015 ICC World Cup. Unfortunately, South Africa lost the match in the last over and slipped from the world Cup. The moment of that time was very heart touching to cricket fans across the world. That moment is also considered as one of the most pathetic moment of cricket.
During a Facebook live session with Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal, du Plessis shared the feelings of that match. “I was never that broken about a cricket match. You know you lose a lot of match or win a match but that time I specifically saw so many groan man, they were absolutely broken.
“You know we South African looks like we don’t cry but the change room was absolutely broken. We have stayed two more days because we couldn’t fly back to South Africa. For two days when you said to go for lunch or dinner, no one was eating, no one was talking to each other. And I didn’t feel like playing cricket, you know we fought like we were there. It’s very hard when you got a good team, you slowly start to get there and you finally lost close to it,” du Plessis said.