The Proteas have extended their condolences and sympathy to the victims and families of those affected by the bombing incident in Manchester.
“It was a big shock and what happened is sad and unfortunate,” De Villiers said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected but it is also important for us to focus on what our job at hand is. We are representing a proud sporting nation back home and it is important to make sure that we give our best performances throughout the series no matter what. We have trust in the authorities and the people in control to make sure we are safe, that is the focus. It is important for myself, the coach and team manager to convey that type of message to the players and to keep them focused on the task.”