South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has said that he can be retired from the smallest format of the game after the T20 World Cup; which will be played in 2020. South Africa have to play the only T20 game against Australia on Saturday. Cricket Australia has written from D. Plessis, “The T20 World Cup in Australia is not far away, we will be back here for him and maybe he is my last international tournament.” Du Plessis has said that due to the high domestic T20 league, it has become difficult to lift his best team in any tournament other than the T20 World Cup. Du Plessis feels that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should pay attention to it.
South African captain said, “I can see in other teams like this: Most of the stronger teams are not on the field while fans come to see the best players. I want to see the game moving forward, but T- 20 World Cup is such that for which I am fully prepared, it is possible for me to be the last tournament. ” South Africa has recently defeated Australia 2-1 in the ODI series in his home ground.
While du Plessis, throughout his career has been impressive across formats, it his gritty knock against the Australians in Adelaide during the 2012/13 tour that he will mostly be remembered for. Du Plessis batted for more than a day to save the Test match as the visitors won the series 1-0. The right-hander has score six hundreds since against Saturday’s opponents in all formats. “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,” he said.
“It’s always a very, very competitive game and 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. “I really love playing against Australia. 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.”