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Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain denies retirement reports

Faf du Plessis has won 18 and lost 14 of his 35 Tests as captain

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has denied reports that he will retire after the Test series against England.

The hosts lost by an innings and 53 runs in Port Elizabeth on Monday – their seventh loss in eight Tests – to go 2-1 down in the four-match series.

Batsman Du Plessis, 35, said: “I’ve heard the rumours of possible retirement.