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‘If AB wanted to return, he would feature in Proteas’ WC squad’

Asian News International – Dubai [UAE], Jun 9 (ANI): South African cricket team coach Ottis Gibson believes that if former cricketer AB de Villiers wanted to be part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, he would feature in the Proteas’ 15-man squad.

Summary

  • Dubai [UAE], Jun 9 (ANI): South African cricket team coach Ottis Gibson believes that if former cricketer AB de Villiers wanted to be part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, he would feature in the Proteas’ 15-man squad.
  • When asked about first heating de Villiers’ interest in coming back to the team, Gibson said the 35-year-old had called him ahead of the announcement of the 15-man squad for the World Cup.
  • When asked whether there was flexibility with de Villiers’ retirement decision, the South African team coach said he had discussed the situation with the former cricketer.
  • I don’t think you should have to beg a guy to play for his country, but I did make it clear that I thought he was making a bad decision, that he could help us win the World Cup, and he said he had made his decision and it was time to spend time with his family, and that was the end of that really,” he added.
  • Although de Villiers’ news has dominated the South African team, Gibson insisted it doesn’t matter as the occasional wicket-keeper made his decision.

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