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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2017, 03:10:36 PM »

AB, like Cook, should focus on records. Captaincy is over-rated!

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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2017, 03:15:05 PM »

They could've used him a couple of weeks ago
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2017, 03:51:02 PM »

The just concluded Eng series would have been so interesting if he played. Nevertheless, good decision to step down from captaincy and focus on playing all formats. Captaincy is an unnecessary drain on  energy and skills of such a high caliber player.
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2017, 06:30:55 PM »

Slightly surprised but excellent news. You want the best players playing test cricket

A shot in the arm for SA who are just a couple of players away from being a very good side(again)

I think we were a bit flattered 3-1, a fit philander , devilliers , rabada not banned for a test and it could of been a different result.
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »

The background music on his announcement video 😂
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2017, 08:34:11 PM »

I give it 6 months before he says he's had enough of test cricket again
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2017, 07:30:39 AM »

Sits out a long away tour in England, announces availability for home series against Bangladesh hmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2017, 08:01:09 AM »

Can't help but think that if SA had any batting depth he'd have been told to get f-ked a while ago now.
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2017, 08:09:35 AM »

Not sure what number he would bat...they can't drop Bavuma due to the quota system. Amla opening would fix a few issues then again he's probably past his best.
Might get away with 4 bowlers at home though
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2017, 11:16:57 AM »

they can't drop Bavuma due to the quota system.
Why mention Bavuma when he was one of the few batsmen on the past tour that was decent and showed some fight?
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2017, 11:20:41 AM »

Do think though If the t20 money's right  SA  will lose a few players.
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2017, 11:24:19 AM »

As a Proteas supporter, I appreciated the video from AB. I was definitely in the camp that didn't think he should pick his tours/games/series, but his openness in the video maybe softened my view. Maybe it would have helped if he made this at the beginning of this whole saga.

He is one of our best, and in a struggling team you need your best. But I think personal circumstances should also be taken into account. Communication to the fans, public etc is key in situations like these.

End result, he is available across all formats, which is good for SA.
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Re: AB de Villlers...
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2017, 11:25:52 AM »

Do think though If the t20 money's right  SA  will lose a few players.

I think T20 money will bring the retirement age forward for many players by a year or two.
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