South Africa’s ODI skipper, AB De Villiers is all set to retire from Test cricket by August this year. According to the reports published in ESPNcricinfo, De Villiers has already informed the Cricket South Africa (CSA) of his decision to hang up his whites. De Villiers said he and CSA would “make a final decision about what happens for the next few years.’ He is expected to meet CSA officials in August after the appointment of a new coach.
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AB De Villiers wants to prolong his ODI career and try to help South Africa to win 2019 Cricket World Cup. He desperately wants to win this title for his country.
In a column for The Independent Graeme Smith wrote that it was his belief that AB was looking to walk away from the Test game last year at some point, but has been encouraged to carry on by CSA. According to the Smith, AB has does all he can do to add as much longevity to his international career as possible.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just two years away and AB is targeting that tournament and wants to deliver his career best in it.
Undoubtedly, AB is a star and everyone expects that these kinds of players would be available all the time no matter what the consequences might be personally.
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Also, Smith has advised AB to step away from the captaincy, and concentrate all his energy on the white ball cricket. Smith has also praised him for the level of dedication he has shown to the Cricket Soth Africa.
AB is literally like an idol for all the youngsters and te best thing is that the pressures of the international game have done nothing to change how AB contributes to his side or who he as a person.