De Villiers says Proteas were `hungrier` than England to win series

Johannesburg : South African skipper AB de Villiers believes that his side were ‘hungrier’ to win than England following their five-wicket triumph in the fifth and the final ODI in Cape Town on Sunday.

South Africa’s five-wicket defeat at Port Elizabeth in the second ODI left them 0-2 down in the series before they eventually bounced back to seal the five-match series 3-2 with three straight wins.

Praising his side’s tremendous comeback, the 31-year-old batsman described the series win a special moment for the entire team, Sport24 reported.

De Villiers said that it was his players’ faith and belief on themselves that had helped South Africa to return back from a dark place.

Talking about their preparation for next month’s World T20, the swashbuckling batsman insisted that his side would have to start again from zero, but added that they would do so with the right amount of confidence.

The T20 pinnacle event is slated to be held in India between March 8 to April 3, with the Proteas playing their opening match against England on March 18. (ANI)