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Faf du Plessis reveals his family received death threats after South Africa’s 2011 World Cup exit

Faf du Plessis reveals his household obtained dying threats after South Africa’s 2011 World Cup exit

New Delhi: Former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has revealed that he and his spouse obtained dying threats after a mix-up with AB de Villiers led to the latter’s run out throughout their 2011 World Cup semifinal 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 event, which was gained by co-hosts India.

“I obtained dying threats after that (match). My spouse obtained dying threats. We turned on social media and we have been blown away. It turned very private. There have been some very offensive issues stated that I will not repeat,” du Plessis was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“It makes you introverted in direction of individuals and you place a protect 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 secure house 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 have been bowled out for 172 with du Plessis, taking part in in solely his tenth ODI, making 36.

Additionally, du Plessis was slapped with a tremendous of fifty p.c of his match payment for pushing Kyle Mills, who was New Zealand’s twelfth man within the sport.

The fitting-handed batsman has performed 143 ODIs, 69 Exams and 50 T20Is.

Du Plessis not too long ago 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 event was indefinitely suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated: May 18, 2021 — 1:22 pm

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