Du Plessis in no mood to quit Proteas’ captaincy

Johannesburg, Mar.31 (ANI): South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has ruled out any plans to step down from the post after his side made an early exit from the ongoing World T20 event , saying he is happy captaining the team.

Despite entering the tournament as one of the favourites, South Africa once again failed to live up to their reputation as they lost a high-scoring game against England before losing a low-scoring affair against West Indies.

However, the Proteas signed off their World T20 campaign with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their dead rubber contest in Delhi.

Labelling the World T20 as a `tough` tournament, Du Plessis admitted that his side failed to produce at an ICC event, but believes that it was unfair to heap doom and gloom on the side when they were rebuilding in all the formats of the game.

The 31-year-old, who is aiming to lead the side at the next event in 2019, insisted that he was loving playing T20 cricket at the moment and stressed that he also see himself playing a big role in the team’s success, Sport24 reported.

The skipper further insisted that his side had the required bowling and batting options, adding that they were just needed to make the right move at the right time.

Apart from their Champions Trophy victory in 1998, South Africa have never bagged a major ICC tournament title since their post-apartheid return in 1991. (ANI)

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