Farhaan Behardien believes he can earn his spot back in the Proteas set-up.
The Titans big-hitter has 59 ODIs and 37 T20Is caps for the Proteas, however, he has found himself battling in the South African A side as he attempts to prove his worth and play his way back into the national setup for the 2019 World Cup.
Behardien scored 1,074 runs including six half-centuries in ODIs and 515 runs including one 50 in T20Is, a record that was clearly not good enough for selectors and Ottis Gibson’s side.
His last match for the national side came in the third T20I against India at SuperSport Park.
The 34-year-old, whose contract was not renewed by CSA, opened up about his aspirations in an exclusive interview with cricbuzz.
‘It’s tough,’ he admitted after losing his national contract. ‘To know that you are the best player but you are losing your national contract, it is tough. Fortunately, despite all that was happening, I still performed. That is very pleasing.
‘This series is obviously crucial in their thinking, but the World Cup is a long time ahead,’ he said.
‘There could be injuries, drop in performances, in international games the guys are going to perform well or not perform well, there are going to be some chopping and changing. So, a long time to go.’