Johannesburg - Strongly believing otherwise going into the ICC Champions Trophy, Proteas captain AB de Villiers said it was possible the team was not good enough from the outset.
England thrashed the Proteas in the Champions Trophy semi-final at the Oval on Wednesday.
After their dismal performance, outgoing coach Gary Kirsten dared to use the word chokers.
"It’s a horrible word, an uncomfortable word, but you’ve got to become comfortable with it.
"I believe you have to be in a winning position before you can choke and we were never in that position against England.
He said it was positive to see the way the younger members of the squad performed.
Seeing the players, who had risen through the ranks of the SA 'A' squad, perform so admirably at international level, gave him hope that South African cricket was healthy.