WHY was AB de Villiers’s proposal to play world cup Rejected?????
After South Africa lost 3 back to back games in its world cup campaign, there is chaos around as to why AB de Villiers’s proposal to play the world cup was rejected. As Proteas fans wanting their favorite player into the world cup there is a lot of discussion going on as to whether AB de Villiers should be included in the team.
As per news AB de Villiers showed concern to join world cup in April, just 24 hours before South Africa’s selectors unveiled their final 15-man squad for the World Cup.
According to the Selectors, the recall would be unfair to the squad that had been together for the past year since de Villiers announced his retirement.
De Villiers is believed to have approached South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis, head coach Ottis Gibson and convener of selectors Linda Zondi, expressing his desire to reverse his retirement, but was told that this would not be possible.
It is understood that there were two main reasons behind the team management and selectors’ decision. Primarily, de Villiers had retired in May 2018, exactly a year before the World Cup was scheduled. Thereafter, he did not fulfill the selection criteria, which included playing South African domestic cricket or international cricket in the
It was also felt that a recall for de Villiers would have been unfair on the players who have been performing in his absence, men such as Rassie van der Dussen, who made three fifties in his first four ODI innings after making his debut against Pakistan in January.
The news is into the highlight as South Africa lost all 3 of their opening games. However, De Villiers tweeted to reiterate and completely support proteas.
“All that’s important is that we should all focus on supporting the team at the World Cup.
There is a long way to go and I believe the boys can still go all the way #ProteaFire”
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