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Amla open to helping young SA batsmen
New Delhi: The crisis in South African cricket is no longer a secret. If there were doubts of a void being created with the exit of the stalwarts like AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla in the batting department, they were confirmed after South Africa’s crushing defeat at the hands of India in the recently concluded Test series.
While pundits have lamented the decline, Amla feels it is a matter of time before the Proteas come back strongly. In fact, he is willing to return and help the young batsmen in the team in a coaching role.
Speaking to IANS, the former skipper said that the long-term plan is to get back to helping the young batters and give back to the game. But he feels this is a phase that every team goes through when rebuilding after the retirement of the senior players.
“I have just retired and while we were playing we did try to help out the kids. In terms of youngsters coming in, you can have one or two guys lead the team. The South African team does have experience, you have Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis as well as Kagiso Rabada. These guys have played over the years,” he revealed. Asked if he could also be seen coming out of retirement, Amla answered in the negative. “As a player, no chance,” he laughed. (IANS)