ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Summary
In a rain-affected game in Eden Park, New Zealand, the co-hosts chased the revised goal with a ball to make South Africans’ hearts broken.
De Villiers revealed at the Cricbuzz in Conversation moderated by Harsha Bhogle that he had had a “hard” time after this game, especially given the performance that led to the tournament.
“We got very close. I’m particularly proud of the way we played in 2015 (World Cup) and for sure played some of the best cricket games of the tournament that evening at Eden Park. We were like that close. I’m proud. ” of our achievements in retrospect, “said de Villiers, the skipper during this World Cup.
“The next 12 months have been really tough for me. Maybe I should have been more honest about it when I look back and communicate about it. I felt a bit alone at the time, but it’s silly to say that you’re alone when you’re not looking for help if you don’t talk about it.
“If I could have it again, I would probably open discussions with the trainer and the administrators and discuss my way forward. I should have shared my feelings with them and the things that bothered me. I didn’t. “
“It really got me down, but I kept playing, I tried to bite the ball, I tried to be there. I did really well. I still had incredible friendships and memories,” said de Villiers.
De Villiers retired from international cricket in 2018 when he was at the peak of his abilities, but remains a fan favorite and has not ruled out a comeback. He admitted that the loss to New Zealand played a role in his sudden retirement.
“From a personal perspective, it played a big role,” he said. “We got hit by sports at night and it was actually a nice thing, but it was difficult for me to survive this year and to meet with the team a few months later to have to go again off again. ” , we have to start again, but I’m like hold on, I’m not about this World Cup.
“It hurt too much. So yes, I am sensitive and things like that play a big role in my feelings and my ambitions.”