Former Proteas bowler Allan Donald has resigned from national cricket team bowling coach post as he thinks this is the perfect time for him to move on. Donald has been coaching African bowlers since 2011 and he said he had great time with some of the best bowlers in the world during his time period with South Africa.
Donald said, “I have had some time to reflect after the World Cup and have come to the conclusion that the time is right to move on. It was always a big dream of mine to work in the South African cricket environment after my playing days and I was incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity. The last four years have been the best of my life and being involved with the Proteas in the 2015 Cricket World Cup was a goal I had set my sights on.”
“I was blessed to have worked with the best bowling attack in the world over a four-year period and leave with fond memories and experiences, particularly getting to the top of the ICC Test rankings. I have a lot of respect for the environment and culture that the players have created and I have no doubt that it will continue to grow under the leadership of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.”
“Lastly, I’d like to thank my family for their unconditional support throughout the hustle and bustle of international sport. All the best to Russell and the rest of the team. May the Proteas go from strength to strength and I will be following their journey with great interest.”