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AB de Villiers’ Fans Lashed-out At CSA As He Decides To Continue Retirement
By CricShots - May 18, 2021 7:26 pm
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Fans on Twitter were heartbroken when the news of AB de Villiers continuing his retirement from international cricket broke the internet. Notably, Cricket South Africa (CSA), on Tuesday, confirmed that AB de Villiers won’t be making an international comeback. De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018 but has been active in franchise T20 competitions. 

AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers

Last month, when AB de Villiers was plying his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, South Africa coach Mark Boucher had hinted at teh possibility of ABD’s comeback with a view towards featuring in the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in October-November in India.

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However, at the time when de Villiers was reported to have in conversations with Boucher, he had sounded enthusiastic about the prospect of a South Africa comeback.

Last month, AB de Villiers had said, “Last year, he asked me if I would be interested. And I said, ‘absolutely’. And come to the end of the IPL, we will have a look at where we are at with regards to my form and my fitness. Also, the situation with his team – he’s got to look at his guys who have been performing well over the last while. Waiting for [the chat with] Bouchy towards the end of the IPL, and we will then plan accordingly.”

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Ever since his retirement announcement in 2018, there have always been rumors of ABD’s comeback. He came closest to ending his retirement on the eve of the 2019 ODI World Cup when he made a last-minute offer of an international return but was rebuffed by the then-team management.

Here are the reactions from the fans: