SA no chokers: de Villiers


CHENNAI: Choking under pressure is a thing of the past for the new-look South Africa, wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers said on Friday as his team attempts to win the World Cup for the first time. South Africa have been a formidable force ever since they made their World Cup debut in 1992, but have consistently fallen short on the biggest stage. They failed to clear the semi-final hurdle in the 1992, 1999 and 2007 tournaments despite starting among the favourites. “We’ve shown recently that we can play in big situations and under pressure,” de Villiers said in Chennai ahead of a warm-up game against Zimbabwe on Saturday.