AB de Villiers resigns from one-day captaincy to prolong his international career for South Africa
There is great news for South Africa as premier batsman AB de Villiers has made himself available for all three formats of the game. He has also resigned from ODI captaincy with immediate effect to make sure he is fully focused of representing South Africa in all three formats in the future.
He led South Africa in the one-day series against England and then Champions Trophy during which the side failed to win anything. South Africa was eliminated from Champions Trophy in the round-robin stages following back to back defeats against Pakistan and India. AB de Villiers made his intentions clear that Faf du Plessis was the right man to lead the side across all three formats.
There has been a lot of controversy and rumors with regards to his playing career. The cricketing circles in South Africa have been disappointed with De Villiers opting to not play test series in England.
AB De Villiers clarified that he has always put South Africa first and is now fit to represent the side in all the formats. He said that playing continuously for almost a decade had taken a toll on his body as he needed time off the game to discover his mojo and passion for the game.
He said that he has reached a consensus with Cricket South Africa that will allow him to play as much cricket as possible for South Africa. He stated that he is honored to represent South Africa and has never taken anything for granted since his debut in 2004.
South Africa is all set to host Bangladesh in the month of September. The tour will see South Africa play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20 internationals.