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AB De Villiers offered to play after retirement in World Cup 2019, but South Africa team management denies

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 June 2019, 14:20 IST
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The former skipper of South Africa, AB De Villiers offer to come out of international retirement for this World Cup 2019, but the South Africa team management on the eve of announcing their final squad announcement denied his request. Their thinking was that if they call De Villiers back then it will be an injustice to the squad that had been together since last one year after his retirement.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, De Villiers offered to come back in April month, just 24 hours before South Africa was supposed to announce their final 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019.

 

De Villiers is believed to have contacted to South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, head coach Ottis Gibson and convenor of selectors Linda Zondi, while expressing his desire to play the last world cup. According to media reports, the approach of De Villiers was not even considered.

The team management was stick to their decision as it will be unfair to the players who are doing good to get selected in the team. After his absence, players were keen to take a position in the team and players like Rassie van der Dussen to get his place in the world cup team.

Let us tell you that after the bad performance of team South Africa in the world cup 2019, fans have asked team management to bring back AB De Villiers. South Africa has lost its all three opening games in the world cup 2019.

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First published: 6 June 2019, 14:20 IST
 
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