Ace South African cricketer AB de Villiers took an early retirement from the International cricket, leaving eveyone in utter shock.
AB de Villiers the greatest cricketer offered to return to International cricket representing South Africa at the mega cricketing event ICC World Cup 2019 in England. The magnificent offer of Villiers was rejected by the team management of South Africa.
As per the reports of Espncricinfo, it is assumed that AB de Villiers conveyed his eagerness to return to the team to South African skipper Faf Du Plessis. Villiers also tried to convince the head coach and the selectors of the South African cricketing board. Just 24 hours prior to the announcement of South Africa’s 15 men squad for World Cup 2019.
The offer was rejected by the South African management team cause of AB De Villiers absence from the domestic cricket and he didn’t fulfil the selector’s criteria as AB De Villiers retired from the international cricket on May 2018. The cricketer had a marvellous session in Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ab De Villers finally responded to the ongoing buzz. He took to his twitter handle and tweeted, All that’s important is that we should all focus on supporting the team at the World Cup. There is a long way to go and I believe the boys can still go all the way.
All that’s important is that we should all focus on supporting the team at the World Cup. There is a long way to go and I believe the boys can still go all the way #ProteaFire
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) June 6, 2019
However, South Africa is terribly struggling in ICC World Cup 2019 as they consistently lost 3 matches against England, India, Bangladesh. This is recorded as the worst start of South Africa in the eight campaign World Cup.
See how Twitter reacted to AB De’s tweet:
We love you #ABDevilliers 😊
— Manish Chavda (@IManishh10) June 6, 2019
— keeper of misery (@abelswildfire) June 6, 2019
Are u for real?? pic.twitter.com/z2xjQDLrGq
— Mfundo Mpanza (@MfundoMpanza1) June 6, 2019
Pls comeback abd… you only save protea team 🔥 #abdevilliers
— Ashik villiers (@ashikanb786) June 6, 2019
— SivA .U (@sivast3) June 6, 2019
The team south Africa is very good team but we miss your batting and Fielding and your advice as well sir south Africa batting is still good but Fielding not looking good pic.twitter.com/g3E7mSK4Ld
— Ayush ranjan ☄️ (@AyushRa61067624) June 6, 2019
— Malam Singh (@MalamSi12941960) June 6, 2019
Come back @ABdeVilliers17 not only South Africa 🇿🇦 we cricket lovers around the world miss you a lot. A tournament like World Cup needs a player like you to perform!
— মেসবাহ খান (@mesbah009) June 6, 2019