Sport 24 – Cape Town – Proteas coach Ottis Gibson says he was as shocked as anyone to hear about AB de Villiers’ decision to retire from international cricket.

Summary

  • Cape Town – Proteas coach Ottis Gibson says he was as shocked as anyone to hear about AB de Villiers’ decision to retire from international cricket.
  • De Villiers rocked the cricketing world last week when he dropped the bombshell, saying that he was “tired” and that it was time to give somebody else a chance.
  • It came as a massive blow to South Africa’s World Cup chances next year, with De Villiers considered one of the most destructive batsmen on the planet.
  • Gibson admitted that the news was a dent to South Africa’s World Cup aspirations.
  • “Yes, it’s disappointing for the country and world cricket that AB de Villiers isn’t playing cricket anymore.


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