[caption id="attachment_765479" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rilee-Rossouw.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-765479" alt="Rilee Rossouw" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rilee-Rossouw.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rilee Rossouw (Getty Images)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rilee-rossouw/">Rilee Rossouw</a> made four ducks in his first six ODI innings for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a>. Despite a poor start, the top-order batsman was backed for his ability and went on to play 36 ODIs and 15 T20Is. <p></p> <p></p>But at the start of 2017, Rossouw signed a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolpak">Kolpak</a> deal, ending his international career to sign up with English county club Hampshire. The decision drew <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bitterly-disappointed-russell-domingo-lashes-out-at-rilee-rossouw-564613">fierce response</a> from the then South Africa coach Russell Domingo. <p></p> <p></p>However, the 29-year-old Rossouw has no qualms over his decision despite missing playing cricket for South Africa. <p></p> <p></p>"It was a decision that was not made overnight " he was quoted as saying by <em>Times Live</em> on Wednesday. "I would like to stand here and tell you all the details but I don t think it is the right time now to do that. I still have one year left on my contract in England and I have not come to think about what the future holds. As I stand here right now I probably want to keep on extending. <p></p> <p></p>"Obviously I do miss playing for the national team but it was a decision I made and I will stick with. I am happy and comfortable right now I have learned from top quality players and how different people think. <p></p> <p></p>Since his decision, Rossouw has turned out for various T20 leagues globally and feels that he has improved as a cricketer. "It has been busy since I moved to England. I have been playing a lot of cricket all around the world. I would like to think that I have improved as a cricketer," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Rossouw will represent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tshwane-spartans-2">Tshwane Spartans</a> in the inaugural <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mzansi-super-league">Mzansi Super League</a> (MSL) where he will be captained by AB de Villiers. "A week ago I was on holiday and now I am here. The moment they phoned me I told them that I was available to play in his tournament. I am very excited but not 100 percent sure what to expect. I am here for a short time but I want to (leave a lasting impression) that is something that I will try and do for the Spartans," he said.