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David Miller, the swashbuckling South Africa batsman, believes that Proteas have big shoes to fill following the retirement of AB de Villiers, earlier this year.
Meanwhile, de Villiers shocked the cricketing world with his overnight retirement decision in May. It came as a huge blow to the team with the World Cup in England in sight.
“Yes, we have big shoes to fill,” Miller told CricketNext in an interaction from. “Actually, I don’t think we will be able to fill it, to be honest with you. But at the same time as I said to so many people, someone steps in and we can still win some games. The atmosphere in the dressing room has been extremely good. Life moves on and we got to take the opportunity when it comes,” he added.
Having played 112 ODIs and 63 T20s, David Miller has been a regular feature in the limited-overs side. Moreover, he is yet to earn a call for the Test side. Miller has put his Test ambitions on the back burner and in September he announced his decision to quit first-class cricket.
When asked about his call, Miller admitted that he was disappointed at the way his red-ball career fizzled out.
“I am actually enjoying where my cricket is at with the decision I made, but yes obviously disappointed at the same time,” he said.
David Miller played a significant role as South Africa defeating Australia 2-1 in the ODIs before beating them in one-off the T20Is.