Amla: It’s not how you drive, it’s how you arrive

Amla: It’s not how you drive, it’s how you arrive

The Proteas had the day-off on Friday after a week which saw them lose to India and then have to deal with an AB de Villiers media storm.


The break would have given the team time to reflect on their poor start to the campaign. As we head into the second week of the tournament, South Africa are yet to win in the competition from three outings.

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 Proteas batsman, Hashim Amla provided an honest assessment of their performance so far.

“We are in a bad situation but in saying that, we have played two of the favourites. We need to win six games, we have played pretty average cricket, we need to turn it around by playing our best cricket,” Amla said.

“We have to play better. We are all disappointed, there is no doubt about that.”

The Proteas will train over the weekend ahead of their game against the West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl on Monday.

“We have to keep things in perspective, there will be some introspection but at the next practice everyone will know what they need to do,” Amla said.

This is Amla’s third World Cup and he drew on his experiences in India as well as Australia and New Zealand for inspiration when asked how the Proteas planned to get themselves out of the mess they find themselves in.

“The last two World Cups we started pretty good and unfortunately we didn’t win, maybe this will be the other way,” Amla said.

This could be the one where we start badly, get a win , some momentum and change things around. It is not how you drive it is how you arrive,” Amla concluded.

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