South Africa skipper AB de Villiers says his side will not “choke” in its World Cup quarter-final clash against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
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De Villiers’ side heads into tomorrow’s encounter with the unenviable record of having never won a World Cup knockout match in five attempts.
The Proteas’ poor record in do-or-die clashes has seen the labelled as being the biggers chokers in cricket, but De Villiers is determined to put the tag to rest.
“I haven’t thought about that very often, all I can say is we’re not going to choke,” de Villiers is quoted as saying by AAP.
“We’re just going to play a good game of cricket tomorrow and come out on top.”
The 31-year-old, currently ranked as being the no.1 batsman in the world, will lead the Proteas against a Sri Lanka side who have steadily improved over the duration of the tournament.
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