I never approached CSA to reverse retirement decision: AB De Villiers

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    Former South African flamboyant batsman AB De Villiers speaks out at allegations against him for taking retirement back during World Cup 2019.

    De Villiers hit headlines for a while during the mega event after some news’ made rounds on social media regarding one of the world’s best batsmen of all time.

    The news’ claimed that the right-handed batsman had approached to Cricket South Africa (CSA) for taking his retirement back following South Africa’s poor run in the biggest multi-nation cricket tournament in England.

    De Villiers took to Twitter to reply to all the claims against him. He said that he didn’t want to disturb Africa’s World Cup campaign hence he took so much time to reply on the issue.

    “Now the Proteas’ World Cup campaign is over, and the team cannot be distracted, I would like to respond to unjustified criticism of me during the tournament,” he wrote in a detailed reply.

    The former Test cricketer stated that he never called CSA for such things. “I wanted to spend quality time with my family and two younger sons. During the weeks and months followed, there was no formal contact between me and CSA or Proteas,” he added.

    He recalled the conversation between him and his good friend Faf Du Plessis, who captained the Proteas in the biggest cricket event, just two days before the World Cup squad was announced.

    “I contacted him for a chat. I had been in decent form during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and casually repeated what I had said when asked a year earlier, that I was available if required. I made no demands at all,” he highlighted.

    It is pertinent to mention here that De Villiers gets into hot water after South Africa lost to India. The evening after the match revealed that De Villiers has asked CSA to take his retirement back which was refused by the board immediately.

    Known for his splendid batting and fielding skills, De Villiers took retirement in 2018 with an immediate effect which put the entire cricket fraternity in surprise.

  2. Patriot

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    good for him and lesson for all cricketers to reply to allegations and stuff like a mature sensible person.
  3. s_h_a_f

    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

    Dec 26, 2011
    So someone is lying
  4. Shaz130

    Shaz130 Talented

    Dec 29, 2016
    He was my favorite batsmen of all time. This dude played shots a man could only dream of. What a player, what a legend. I wish I saw him in the World Cup.
  5. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    Its about the money. Yes its a big factor. I do think family plays a massive part too though. Bit of both in his decision for sure

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