South Africa batter Rilee Rossouw said that the IPL auction was the last thing on his mind as his only focus was to get runs on the board after back-to-back ducks against India in the T20I series. Notably, Rossouw last played in the IPL in 2015 and Tuesday’s special knock has surely attracted a lot of eyeballs.
Rossouw looked in supreme touch on October 4 as he smashed his maiden T20I hundred to set up South Africa’s 49-run win over India in the third T20I.
“As a professional sportsman, you are going to have bad times. It is just about backing yourself and having confidence in your ability no matter what type of form you are in. Had a chat with our assistant coach. Confidence plays a big part in scoring runs,” Rossouw said at the post-match press conference.
“I really believe in my ability, I have shown it throughout the world. It is never a confidence issue for me, it is just form,” he added.
“The auction is not in my control. It was not even on my mind. I was just trying to get one run tonight first. It panned out pretty well for me,” said the left-hander on a lighter note.