Proteas captain Faf du Plessis joked after their win over Australia last weekend that he will think about his future with a “glass of red wine in hand”.
Unfortunately for him there was no time for jokes when the national team arrived at OR Tambo on Monday after an early exit at the Cricket World Cup.
Having won just three matches out of a possible nine, the 33-year-old had to field questions regarding his future again.
This time he answered: “I said in a press conference over there, winning or losing the World Cup, I will sit down and think ‘what am I doing, what is my purpose and what are my plans’.
“How long am I seeing myself playing for South Africa?
“How long am I looking to maybe perhaps playing T20 leagues around the world?
“Those are all things I need to consider over the next while, I will have good discussions with all the right people around that.
“But right now I’m still sitting here with a lot of passion for the Proteas.
“I love to captain this team more than anything.
“Like I said, I carry the responsibilities on my shoulders, so it’s not necessary to make decisions now because it will probably be a bit emotional.
“Time will heal everything and in two-three weeks time, I will be fresher again having moved on from the disappointment of the World Cup.”