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Why now AB? Questioning the timing of De Villier’s retirement

Cricket365 – No, it’s not a cleverly contrived conspiracy to detract from the Ashwin Willemse versus Nick Mallett controversy.

Summary

  • In a lot of ways, he’s done the right thing by “retiring while still playing decent cricket.”
  • At the very least, he might have left Test cricket behind and just played ODI and T20I competition.
  • Several cricketers have prolonged their international careers by doing this, effectively doubling their family time by halving their country commitments.
  • Now, well, it’s a string of pretenders’ time to shine in the wake of the great man’s retirement.
  • Then, in terms of ODI cricket, there’s the small matter of the World Cup – never won by arguably the greatest limited-overs batsman of all time.


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