Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs has lambasted the current Proteas side’s low standards of fielding witnessed during the third ODI clash against England. South Africa were defeated by England by a small margin of two wickets with the hosts failing to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the visitors.
South Africa’s fielders were guilty of grassing a few catches and missing an open run-out opportunity while England managed quick singles to scamper through to the target. Gibbs recalled the high fielding standards of his time in the international arena, remembering how every member of the Proteas team was a livewire.
Gibbs’ scathing criticism of the Quinton de Kock-led South African side is particularly alarming given the fact that the Proteas have generally been regarded as one of the top fielding units in the world.