South Africa's fast bowling spearhead Makhaya Ntini has called on supporters not to be too critical of the team's failure to reach the finals in the recent Champions Trophy tournament in India.
Ntini, the first black to play for South Africa, said he did not believe the team had 'choked' against the West Indies in the semi-finals.
"It's just one of the days when the match didn't go our way," he said.
"I want to concentrate my efforts for the forthcoming tours against India and Pakistan."
"The entire team is determined that we will not allow the disappointment of Champions Trophy to interfere with our plans to prepare for the matches against India and Pakistan and finally for the World Cup in the West Indies next year."
"We have a very good side and are capable of toppling any side in the world. We have the team to bring back the World Cup."