AB Devilliers has stepped down as the African ODI captaincy on Wednesday. With a lot of talks going around about his test career, he has confirmed to continue playing in all formats of the game.
His last ODI captaincy was in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 where the Proteas failed to make a mark and faced an early exit from the tournament. He had to take over the T20I captaincy after that due to the absence of Faf Du Plessis against England.
Recently in a video released on his app telling that he would step down from being the skipper and he also praised Faf Du Plessis efforts for the team’s well being.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 23, 2017
“Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the T20 and Test teams and bearing this in mind, I’ve informed Cricket South Africa that I would like to step down as captain of the ODI team,” de Villiers said. “It has been an honor to lead the team for the past six years, but it is now time for somebody else to lead the ODI team forward.”
De Villiers last played a Test in January 2016 and was mostly ruled out due to injury concerns but with stepping down he now feels that he would get more time to concentrate on his game.