Former Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw does not necessarily regret ending his international career for a Kolpak contract.
Rossouw played 36 ODIs and 15 T20Is from 2014 to 2016 – and has since forged a successful career with Hampshire in the United Kingdom.
‘It was a decision that was not made overnight. I would like to stand here and tell you all the details but I don’t think it is the right time now to do that,’ Rossouw was quoted as saying by the Sowetan.
‘I still have one year left on my contract in England and I have not come to think about what the future holds. As I stand here right now‚ I probably want to keep on extending.
‘I have thought about coming back to play for the Proteas many times but I am sticking to my decision for now.’
The talented right-hander was a late addition to the Tshwane Spartans squad for the inaugural Mzansi Super League. He has replaced Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams for a brief stint.
‘My main focus is the Mzansi Super League and it feels good to be back with some of the guys. I have played with and against some of these guys in the past and I am looking forward to the experience,’ he added.
‘A week ago I was on holiday, and now I am here. The moment they phoned me‚ I told them that I was available to play in his tournament. I am very excited but not 100 percent sure what to expect,’ he added.
‘I am here for a short time but I want to leave a lasting impression‚ that is something that I will try and do for the Spartans.’