Faf du Plessis has stepped down from captaincy role, Cricket South Africa said on Monday on the 17th of February. He said that he felt that there is a need to make a change and should give the opportunity to the new leader of the next generations within the team for a captaincy role which is handed to Quinton de Kock.
De Kock was named ODI captain against England toward the beginning of this current month and proceeded in the job when Faf was on a break. Faf is relied upon to keep his place in the squad to play three T20s against Australia, beginning at Wanderers on Friday.
Du Plessis was additionally South Africa’s Test skipper. In any case, their next commitment in that format is in the Carribean in July, so there is no rush to pick a pioneer. At the point when I assumed control over the initiative, I did as such with the duty to lead, perform and in particular, to serve. As the group heads into another bearing with new pioneers and young players, I feel it will to the greatest advantage of South African cricket to give up the captaincy in all organizations. This was perhaps the hardest choice to make, however, I remain completely dedicated to supporting Quinton, Mark and my colleagues as we proceed to regroup as a team.
Du Plessis was named full-time T20 skipper in 2013 and after four years he was given responsibility for the ODI side after the retirement of AB de Villiers. He remains the only RSA Captain to win a home and away arrangement against Australia in the two tests and ODIs. He said that he is eligible to play in every one of the three configurations and will offer my insight and time to the new leader of the group and will contribute as a player and will share his experience with the young guys.