India – New Delhi: South Africa’s explosive batsman AB de Villiers stepped down as ODI captain of the national team, a decision the 33-year-old from Pretoria announced via a press release on Wednesday.

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  • New Delhi: South Africa’s explosive batsman AB de Villiers stepped down as ODI captain of the national team, a decision the 33-year-old from Pretoria announced via a press release on Wednesday.
  • The veteran of 222 ODIs, however, will remain available for selection across formats as he said “I feel it is time to make my position absolutely clear”.
  • “Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the T20 and Test teams, and bearing this in mind, I have informed Cricket South Africa that I would like to step down as captain of the ODI team.
  • It has been an honour to lead the team for the past six years, but it is now time for someone else to take the ODI side forward.
  • I want to get back on the field and I have today assured the national selectors that I will be available for selection in all three formats of the game during the coming season.


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