Faf yet to ponder future plans

Faf yet to ponder future plans

On the eve of what will likely be Faf Du Plessis’s final match for the Proteas at an ODI World Cup, the 34-year-old refused to confirm whether he will continue as skipper beyond the tournament.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis's South Africa side are almost certain to miss out on the World Cup semi-finals.Image courtesy: AFP

South Africa play Australia on Saturday in their final game of the tournament at Old Trafford before they head home.

The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for Du Plessis who has had to deal with poor overall performances, injuries to key players, and the AB De Villiers saga which ruffled feathers around the world.

When quizzed about whether he had given any thought about his future, Du Plessis said he had not made any decision yet.

“The plan for myself was to commit fully to the World Cup and not even think of anything else further because I didn't want my mind to start drifting into the future. I wanted to be completely present in this World Cup,” he said.

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He said given everything that has happened over the last six weeks, this was not the best time to think about his plan moving forward.

“You don't want to be in this mode when you are making career decisions,” he said.

“So, for me, it will be a case of taking some time off and reflecting what does the future look like for me as well, what's my purpose going forward, is it still playing all three formats for South Africa? Those are the things that I would need to consider,” Du Plessis added.

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