Faf du Plessis Shares His Retirement Plans
By CricShots - Nov 16, 2018 12:26 pm
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South African skipper Faf du Plessis made it clear that in next two years, he will decide to hang his boots from his international T20 career after the 2020 ICC World T20 which will be held in Australia. The South African team will lock horns with Australia in a one-off T20I on Saturday at the Gold Coast, and by the time the World T20 comes around du Plessis will be 36.

Faf Du Plessis

During a chat with Brisbane, Du Plessis said, “The T20 World Cup is in Australia and that’s not too far away, so hopefully we’ll be back for that and that will probably be my last international tour I would think. From our perspective, T20 cricket for us over the last two or three years has been a case of bringing in the young guys, giving them an opportunity, so we never really play our strongest XI, which isn’t great for the international game.”

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He further added, “In my opinion, that’s a good place for T20 cricket to be in because you shouldn’t be trying to compete with the leagues because they are so strong at the moment. And I can see the same with other teams – it’s almost never their strongest teams, and fans come to watch the best players play. That’s where I see the game moving forward, but the T20 World Cup in 2020 is something I’m really looking forward to … that will probably be the last tournament for me.”

Faf du Plessis

While Du Plessis has been quite impressive throughout his international career. He batted for more than a day to save the Test match as the visitors won the series 1-0. He has scored as many as six centuries since against Saturday’s opponents in all formats.

Describing the same, the Proteas skipper said, “I don’t know if (Adelaide) was a big part in that, but certainly what I’ve found out about myself is I enjoy the challenge of playing against the Australian team. I think in general that brings the best out of me as a person when there’s a tough moment in the game, or there’s a lot happening off the field, or the hardness of the challenge, as a character that brings the best out of me as a cricketer. It’s a hard place to come and travel – when you come here, people don’t always expect you to beat Australia so that once again brings the best out of me as a captain out of me as well.”