Faf du Plessis Steps Down as South Africa Captain

Faf du Plessis Steps Down as South Africa Captain

Faf du Plessis Steps Down as South Africa Captain

Proteas T20 and Test captain Faf du Plessis steps down from his captaincy with the best interest of the team on his mind.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis made an announcement about him stepping down from the captaincy on T20 and Test matches. Du Plessis’ resignation as captain will take effect immediately. 

The 35-year-old player can be remembered to be the captain of the Proteas squad across all formats. However, he recently gave up his captaincy for ODI’s last January and handed it over to Quinton de Kock. 

Du Plessis’ captaincy proved to be a good one after he had led the team to numerous victories in which they had celebrated all together. He led the team to a total of 18 wins out of 36 Test matches, 28 out of 39 ODIs, and 23 out of 37 T20Is during his reign as captain. 

He also became the only South African captain to win against the Australian team in both Test and ODI matches. However, he was put into deep pressure after the Proteas failed to qualify of the 2019 World Cup semi-final in England. 

Du Plessis stated in an interview that stepping down (as captain) was one of the toughest decisions that he had to make. He also said that the whole experience had been rewarding and that it was a great privilege to have represented and led the team. Also, he believes his resignation will pave a new direction for the South African team with new leaders. 

Despite his resignation as captain, Du Plessis will still play for the Proteas in all formats. In fact, he had already been declared as a part of the squad who will play against Australia in the upcoming T20I Series which starts this February 22. The odds of the game are yet to be posted so make sure to check out Betwala for more updates. 

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