South Africa’s limited overs captain Temba Bavuma could not hide his disappointment on Thursday as he was not sold in the SA20 league auction. Captain Temba Bavuma was clearly disappointed while addressing the media ahead of South Africa’s limited overs tour of India in an online meeting. Bavuma is going to captain the team in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month.
Bavuma has not been selected by any of the six franchises. The 32-year-old has addressed the issue in the past, when he was dropped from the Test team a few years back, but felt it was not the right time to focus more on it. Bavuma said at the press conference, “I am cautioning myself to go very deep into this matter. Whenever the right time comes, I will look into it more. I would be lying if I said I was not disappointed.” ”
He continued, “Obviously I was expected to play a role in the tournament, but it’s not just me, it’s Andile (Phehlukwayo) who is someone who has played a lot of white-ball cricket for South Africa. But even he has not been selected. So there is a sense of disappointment on my part.” However, his focus is currently on the limited overs team of South Africa, of which he is the captain.
Temba Bavuma continued, “I am feeling disappointed. I have to caution myself from going too deep into this. This is probably not the right time. As much as I probably want to speak on this issue, this is not the right time. Our focus is on the T20 series against India and the upcoming T20 World Cup. He said that he does not follow social media. So they don’t know what is going on there.