Duminy offers apology for Proteas failure

Duminy offers apology for Proteas failure

Another World Cup, another failed attempt at winning cricket’s holy grail.

South Africa's JP Duminy bowls during a training session on the eve of their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against England, at The Oval in London on May 29, 2019.  Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP
South Africa's JP Duminy bowls during a training session on the eve of their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against England, at The Oval in London on May 29, 2019. Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP

The Proteas campaign has petered-out in the final weeks of the tournament. They have two games left in the United Kingdom before they pack their bags and head home.

Ottis Gibson’s side faces Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street on Friday before travelling to Manchester to play Australia.

It is a campaign which has left millions of fans back home angry and disappointed.

Proteas all-rounder, JP Duminy faced the media at the Riverside Stadium on Thursday and was quick to apologise to supporters for the team’s poor showing.

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“I think the most disappointing part has been our team performance,” Duminy said.

“I think it will be amiss of me not to mention how disappointed we are particularly letting all our fans down back home.”

“It's been pretty dismal from our part and we wish we could point out one thing that, or the reason why we haven't performed, you know,” Duminy added.

Duminy, who is set to retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup, believes that all is not lost and the team will bounce back.


“When you put in performances like that, you in a way almost feel ashamed of that,” Duminy said.

“I believe that this team will come back stronger. There will be some sort of introspection around where we have gone wrong, and that's going to be some conversations post-World Cup,” Duminy concluded.

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