South Africa will take time to rebuild, says Hashim Amla

The Times of India

The Times of India

Author 2019-10-18 11:42:00

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  • Amla will be the icon player of the Karnataka Tuskers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League that will take place between November 14 and 24.
  • Amla said he is eager to find out how he can face the challenges that this format has to offer.
  • Amla believes there's nothing to worry about the current South African squad.
ABU DHABI: Like most teams in the past, the visiting South African squad is finding it difficult to cope with conditions on their current tour of India. And unfortunately for them, one of their stalwarts who would probably have made some difference to their fortunes in the gruelling settings, Hashim Amla happened to bid adieu to international cricket only a couple of months ago.

Amla has now chosen to try his hands at the shortest format of the game, and will be the icon player of the Karnataka Tuskers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League that will take place between November 14 and 24.

Speaking about the challenges of his new assignment, Amla said he is eager to find out how he can face the challenges that this format has to offer. "It's very different indeed. Certainly for me, I'll be playing T10 for the first time. Probably the last time I played was 20-30 years ago in my backyard with my brother and friends. But it's a fantastic format and the game has changed over the last few years and it's a matter of time T10 becomes the next big thing," said Amla.

The elegant batsman, who was at home in Tests, ODIs and T20s during his illustrious career, believes there's nothing to worry about the current South African squad. "It's time for rebuilding of the team. A few of us who have played for almost 10 years have walked away from the international scene. So it was always going to happen that the team would take time to rebuild," he explained.

"If you look back, all teams go through a transitional phase and we are going through that. Given the right backing and support, the current team will find its feet again and develop into a quality squad. You got to afford these players some time as it takes two-three years to establish oneself as an international player," he explained.

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