Faf du Plessis. (Picture by Stu Forster/Getty Photos)
NEW DELHI: Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has revealed that he and his spouse acquired dying threats after a mix-up with AB de Villiers led to the latter’s run out throughout their 2011 World Cup quarterfinal defeat to New Zealand.
Performed on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, South Africa misplaced the match by 49 runs to be knocked out of the match, which was gained by co-hosts India.
“I acquired dying threats after that (match). My spouse acquired dying threats. We turned on social media and we had been blown away. It turned very private. There have been some very offensive issues mentioned that I will not repeat,” du Plessis was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“It makes you introverted in the direction of folks and you place a defend up. All gamers undergo this and it forces us to maintain our circles very small. It is why I’ve labored so arduous on making a protected area inside our camp,” he added.
Led by Daniel Vettori, New Zealand had batted first and posted 221 for 8 in 50 overs. In reply, the Proteas had been bowled out for 172 with du Plessis, enjoying in solely his tenth ODI, making 36.
Additionally, du Plessis was slapped with a fantastic of fifty % of his match payment for pushing Kyle Mills, who was New Zealand’s twelfth man within the sport.
The precise-handed batsman has since performed 143 ODIs, 69 Checks and 50 T20Is.
Du Plessis just lately returned dwelling after representing Chennai Tremendous Kings within the now-suspended Indian Premier League 2021.
He was in nice kind with the bat as he scored 320 runs from 7 video games earlier than the match was indefinitely suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.