Many are saying that he should be one of the players cut from the national squad following our World Cup failure.
After seeing off ‘negative’ questions from overseas journalists, the ex-Proteas coach had good advice about his disappointing former charges.
‘The key is to bounce back and I will definitely come back firing and nail down my performance,’ the fast bowler said.
The players themselves need to start taking responsibility because there’s only so much he feels he can do as captain, the Proteas skipper says.
Faf du Plessis and his troops can’t make the semifinals anymore as Pakistan comfortably prevail at Lord’s.
In fact, the Proteas still believe they can reach the semifinals, even if it’s not quite in their hands anymore.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Kirsten: Let’s be realistic about Proteas’ campaign

The former opener, who coached India to glory in 2011, says South Africa probably didn’t come into the tournament as strong as many thought.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Rassie markets himself as future Proteas star

He’s undoubtedly a late bloomer, but the mature middle-order batter has left an indelible mark already.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Add THAT edge to list of Proteas’ World Cup blunders

Skipper Faf du Plessis doesn’t dwell on it though … probably because the fielding effort overall was substandard.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Embattled Proteas have been ‘hampered’ in England

Coach Ottis Gibson admits that his charges have strangely gone into their shells at the showpiece tournament.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Faf: Gutted Proteas threw everything at Kiwis

Yet the South Africans learn that even that isn’t always enough as their semifnal hopes are dashed.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Ragged Proteas fall prey to a Kiwi expat yet again

Zimbabwe-born Colin de Grandhomme and his classy skipper destroys South Africa’s faint semifinal hopes as their fielding effort collapses.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Polly: Proteas might not actually be in such a bad position

The legendary all-rounder, in fact, believes South Africa’s World Cup campaign still has vital signs as they gear up for Wednesday’s Kiwi challenge.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas aim to play with freedom against Kiwis

Quinton de Kock will need to take the lead in that regard as South Africa’s batting has misfired badly to date.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas wary of their depressing Kiwi World Cup record

This is not a team they’ve beaten regularly in the showpiece tournament…

Cricket World Cup 2019 Shakib stars as Bangladesh stun West Indies with second-highest World Cup chase

Shakib is now the highest run scorer at this year’s World Cup so far.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Ngidi fit and ready to add punch to Proteas attack

The lanky quick has recovered from the hamstring injury that plagued him at the start of the tournament.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Tahir: I’m surprised the Afghans were so clueless

The World Cup rookies self-destructed against the Proteas’ wily spinner in a comfortable victory.

Cricket World Cup 2019 A weight has been lifted off my shoulders, says Faf

But the Proteas skipper admits they could’ve batted a bit quicker in chasing down a small Afghanistan target.




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