Talking to the media in build-up to the Proteas penultimate 2019 Cricket World Cup match, JP Duminy expressed his disappointment at South Africa's poor performance at the tournament.
South Africa head into Friday's clash against Sri Lanka having conjured just a single win in seven matches. The Proteas only victory came against a winless Afghanistan with successive defeats to New Zealand and Pakistan sealing their fate.
"I think the most disappointing part has been our team performance and I think it will be amiss of me not to mention how disappointed we are, particularly letting all our fans down back home," Duminy told the media, as per News24.
"It's been pretty dismal from our part and we wish we could point out the reason why we haven't performed.
The 35-year-old continued: "I think we've put in a lot of effort in terms of our preparation, in terms of our strategy, going out there with a good mindset, a strong mindset.
"We obviously want to apologise to the public and the South African fans for letting them down."
"When you represent your country, it is always a proud moment and you understand that you represent 50, 60 million people, that is a proud moment in itself.
"And when you put in performances like that, you in a way almost feel ashamed of that.
"But we know that it's not all lost ... I believe that this team will come back stronger," he concluded.