AB de Villiers Confirms He Is Not Retiring From Test Cricket – AB de Villiers on Tuesday has confirmed that he will not be retiring from Test cricket. The South Africa’s limited overs has prioritised 2019 World Cup and wants to manage the workload ahead of the tournament.
Speaking to South African station Radio 702 on Tuesday, ABD has made himself unavailable for selection for upcoming New Zealand series in March. Even though he has recovered from an elbow injury, AB de Villers made it clear that he was not retiring from Test cricket. (Also Read: MS Dhoni To Use Coloured Bat For IPL 2017)
AB de Villers also made it clear that he is not ready to take any decision regarding retirement. He expressed his desired to play cricket for South Africa in future. He said that he wants to be with boys while lifting the 2019 World Cup Trophy. While expressing his desire, AB also accepted that tough schedule was one of the reasons for being sidelined from International cricket.
Earlier South African captain Faf du Plessis and coach Domingo had expressed their views on AB de Villers. Faf and Domingo had expressed their uncertainty over AB de Villers participation in Test. Faf said that he was looking forward to play besides ABD who is a fantastic captain and batsman.
AB de Villers has not played a test since January 2016. ABD has been an important aspect in South African cricket. He has lead the Proteas to solid victories.