AB de Villiers may announce his retirement from Test cricket in August to emphasize on World Cup 2019


Johannesburg: South African Player AB De Villiers may declare his retirement from Test cricket in August, reports said.

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On Monday, the reports revealed that the South African ODI captain will focus on World Cup 2019. He will quit the position of captain in August.

Captain AB de Villiers was being told to take a break of about one-year from Test cricket following his decision to quit from five-day cricket in 2016. He has now taken decision to stop playing Test cricket. He is likely to meet Cricket South Africa after the appointment of new Proteas coach in August.

It is also pointed out that the 2019 World Cup in England will be important for him.

“AB De Villiers is expected to survey his future with CSA later this late spring, and my recommendation to him is stepping far from the captaincy, and move his vitality into keeping up his levels in white ball cricket for the following two years. Put just, if that is what’s best for him and the life span of his vocation, at that point that is what’s best for South African cricket,” Smith expressed.

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“AB De Villiers has effectively made enormous penances for South African cricket, over such a drawn out stretch of time, and with the following ICC World Cup only two years away, it’s reasonable that he is focusing on that competition as a swansong to his officially famous profession at the top level. What has AB De Villiers got the chance to demonstrate to anybody? He’s a star, and those players are regularly anticipated that would be accessible the majority of the time regardless of what the results may be by and by,” he expressed.