The destructive middle-order batsman, AB De Villiers shocked the world as he announced his captaincy retirement. Nobody was expecting the news, and it just came out of the blue. However, he also said that he would play as a player in all three formats of the game, which is a sign of relief for all the fans. He announced so via his twitter account on Wednesday. Have a look at his Tweet:
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 23, 2017
Abraham Benjamin De Villiers missed the test cricket action due to injuries. He last played a test match back in August last year. He was unsure about his test cricket future as a player, but now, he is available in test cricket as well. Fans will now have a glimpse of Mr. 360 in test cricket as well. South Africa start their long home season in October.
Ab De Villiers said-
“A lot has been said and written over the past 12 months, and I feel it is time to make my position absolutely clear.
“Over the past year or so, I have tried to manage many commitments. I have felt mentally and physically tired; my wife and I are bringing up two fantastic kids and playing in all three formats ever since 2004 has taken its toll.
“Together with Cricket South Africa, we have tried to develop a viable schedule which allows me to prolong my career for as long as possible.
Well, Ab De Villiers blew the fans hot and cold. We hope Ab De Villiers shows the same old beast form and score runs in every format.