Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has lamented the team’s elimination from the ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
South Africa were condemned to an early exit when they suffered a fifth defeat of the tournament this past weekend, going down at the hands of Pakistan at Lord’s.
“It’s not a great feeling,” said Rabada. “We are very disappointed. We tried so hard at practice and spoke about what we needed to do, but unfortunately we just couldn’t bring it out on to the field of play.
“We prepared and did our analysis but execution is the key. It is disappointing. Many lessons have to be learnt. At times we were unlucky, but at times we let ourselves down.
“We still had fun, [gaining] experience in England, playing in a tournament like this. We will definitely be back, firing, looking to nail some of the things we haven’t nailed in this tournament.”
The 24-year-old added, “In this tournament I just did OK. I would like to have done better. These are the tournaments you really want to stand up in.
“It’s not easy. As much as you want to be at the top you’ll never find it smooth sailing. I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest point of my career. This is what comes with the game. The key is to bounce back and stay positive.”