Faf du Plessis admitted South Africa’s limp World Cup exit was embarrassing as the furious captain branded his under-performing team “mediocre” and challenged them to take responsibility for their disastrous showing, reports AFP.
With two games to play, South Africa have failed to make the knockout stages for only the second time.“The results we are dishing out at the moment, it’s tough. The way we played today is borderline embarrassing,” Du Plessis said.
“It started with our bowling. There were a lot of bad balls on a wicket where if you just bowled line and length it was going to be hard for them.
“It was a five out of 10 performance with the ball, then the same batting. We started nicely, got a partnership going, then wickets fall.