By: Vaishali Mehta
South Africa star AB de Villiers is expected to retire from Test cricket, while discussing his future with Cricket South Africa (CSA). Late last year, de Villiers took decision to quit playing the longest format.
He, however, was asked to reconsider his decision by the South Africa board. Now it’s upto the CSA to convince their arguably the best player. If they fail, de Villiers could have already played his last game in whites for the Proteas.
“AB has already made huge sacrifices for South African cricket, over such a long period of time,” Graeme Smith said. “And with the next ICC World Cup just two years away, it’s likely that he is targeting that tournament.”
“What has AB de Villiers got to prove to anyone? He’s a star, and those players are often expected to be available all of the time no matter what the consequences might be personally,” he added.
de Villiers last played Tests for South Africa in 2016 against England. He, however, has made it clear that he will be playing in the 2019 World Cup.
“There are quite a few things that are changing in South African cricket at the moment, quite a few things we need to wait for. I don’t even think it’s in my hands what is going to happen,” de Villiers had said.