Shock after Proteas' Champions Trophy loss

Cape Town - If you've been living under the rock for the past 24 hours (lucky you!), you may have missed another disappointing performance from the Proteas in an ICC event.

Yes, it's the same old conclusion... but this time it seemed WAY worse.

The Proteas looked out of sorts as they collapsed in their turn at bat, mainly due to poor run-outs and soft dismissals.

India cruised to victory in the must-win encounter at The Oval and knocked the Proteas out in the process...

Here are our top FIVE stories regarding the Proteas embarrassing loss:

WARNING to Proteas' fans: This does not bode well for your spirits...

1. PROTEAS WERE A JOKE!

The Proteas' display in their loss to India on Sunday was difficult to watch...

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard tried to breakdown what really went wrong for the Proteas and why they didn't choke at ALL.

CLICK to read why Burnard thought it wasn't a choke

2. "PROTEAS NEED TO KNOW WHO THEY PLAYING FOR"

He made a slight dig at AB de Villiers, but former Proteas opener Ashwell Prince had a thing or two to say about the Proteas and their embarrassing loss...

Prince lashed out at the No 1-ranked ODI team saying that the players' needed to change their attitude towards the game and their country.

CLICK here to read Prince's comment

3. KEPLER: AB IS NOT WORKING AS CAPTAIN

AB's captaincy is under heavy scrutiny!

Former Proteas captain Kepler Wessels feels De Villiers should no longer continue in his role as ODI captain and questioned his strategy during India's run-chase....

CLICK for Kepler's reasoning

4. WE ARE CLOSE TO THAT ICC TROPHY - AB

De Villiers came out saying he had a "good feeling about this one."

Sigh!

Now after the Proteas are out, the skipper still believes that a major trophy for South Africa "feels close"...

CLICK to read why AB thinks he's the right man to lead the side

5. FAF TAKES THE BLAME!

A run out, run out and another run out riddled the Proteas' innings during their ICC Champions Trophy defeat to India at The Oval.

If you haven't seen it, check it OUT HERE

Two run outs involved Faf du Plessis, the first taking out the skipper and then David Miller in consecutive overs.

Faf says he takes full responsibility for the run-out of AB.

CLICK to read Faf's confession

Images: Gallo/Getty

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