Rilee Rossouw enjoying his time with South Africa

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Yesterday, South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw made a century against Bangladesh.

The top-order batter is certainly having the time of his life right now after missing out on six years.

His recent numbers too have gone up recently: he currently has 340 runs with 184.78 as his strike rate.

Because of his recent performances, Rossouw is now playing comfortably in the No.3 position in the batting order.

Since 2019, Rossouw has hit 5 T20I centuries in which he has an average of 38.55 and a strike rate of 156.88.

But, during the start of 2019, these figures were not too promising.

Says Rossouw,

I’m a very passionate man and getting across the line meant a lot to me, meant a lot to my family back home. It’s been a good rollercoaster ride just to play for South Africa again, it’s been amazing. You know sometimes things go your way and this year has been like an unbelievable rollercoaster ride for me. So happy, so proud to be sitting here. Never thought about it in a million years.

There was plenty of high emotional display on show yesterday when Rossouw reached his hundred. He was absolutely ecstatic.

Rossouw hit all the Bangladeshi bowlers to all parts of the park and even skipper Shakib Al Hasan was not spared from his attack.

Rossouw said about Shakib,

I thought he played it well, played his cards (as he) could. If I was in his shoes, I also probably wouldn’t want to bowl to myself or Quinton de Kock. He was hoping he could maybe get a breakthrough from one of the other bowlers… the longer it took for him to come into the game, the more attacking we were going to be.

South Africa posted a mighty 205 and asked Bangladesh to chase down 206.

The chase proved to be too mighty as wickets kept falling for Bangladesh and South Africa won the game by 104 runs.

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