Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy is being singled out by trolls on social media after the 104-run defeat to hosts England in the World Cup opener at The Oval on Thursday.
Duminy, who is set to retire after this World Cup, was lambasted for his role in the batting demise that saw South Africa being rolled for 207.
The Proteas were handily placed at 123/3 – effectively 123/4 after Hashim Amla was hit on the head earlier – and still in the hunt to chase down England’s 311/8 when Duminy came to the crease.
However, despite his vast experience, Duminy played a poor shot down the ground and was easily caught a long-off for eight to expose South Africa’s tail.
Proteas fans took to Twitter to express their disgust, with @Mphele claiming “JP Duminy has been poor for sometime, one player that should have been dropped.”