After being knocked out in the first round of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, South Africa take on England in a three-match T20 International series. AB de Villiers, who struggled with the bat, and as leader, is hoping for redemption.
“It was a tough few days after the Champions Trophy, to go through that phase of reflecting and to hear some of the criticism. It’s never easy but I have always been the kind of guy to see the positive in that and see an opportunity to improve. These three matches give me that opportunity as a player and as a captain for the team,” de Villiers was quoted as saying before the first game of the series in Southampton.
De Villiers managed only 20 runs in the Champions Trophy. On it, he said, “I don’t feel like I need to prove anyone wrong or prove something to someone. I just want to go play.”
“I feel like a youngster starting my career again. I am really full of energy and love playing. I just want to score some runs again and captain the team to a few good wins. I feel like I am playing very well. There’s nothing wrong with my form. The results are not showing,” he went on to conclude.
--By A Cricket Correspondent