New Indian Express – Express News Service

It is easy to imagine how AB de Villiers must have felt the morning after his cryptic announcement that he’s through with his international cricket.

Summary

  • He could have done it after the successful Test series against India and Australia earlier in the year, like teammate Morne Morkel.
  • He could have done it even after the IPL season, which was like all his years, good for him and not his team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • De Villiers quit when people were looking forward to a couple more years of super entertainment from him.
  • Four days after RCB went out of the IPL, he returned home and posted a quiet video from the stadium in Pretoria where he played most of his cricket as youngster and made his debut 14 years ago.
  • He dropped a hint of quitting exactly a year ago in England when he pulled out of the Test series and returned home to spend time with his family after South Africa lost the ODI and T20I.


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