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Du Plessis could step down after latest South Africa defeat

Posted On: 20 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Cricket365

South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis paved the way for resignation or retirement after his side's latest Test defeat by England, admitting “I can't do it forever”.
Du Plessis has led the Proteas for the past four years but finds himself under mounting pressure after presiding over seven defeats in his last eight Tests.
England's day-five triumph in Port Elizabeth was the third of those to come by an innings following similar humblings by India in Pune and Ranchi, and the 35-year-old cut a weary figure as he fielded questions on his own future after the match.
While scotching any suggestions that he would throw in the towel before the concluding Test in Johannesburg, which begins on Friday, he opened the door to passing on the baton soon.
“We are in a transition but I can't do it forever and it has been chipping away at character,” he said.
READ: Joe Root is finally captain of ‘his' England Test team
“I've heard there's a lot of rumours about retirement. I try to block it out, as one should do, but...

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