AB de Villiers to take a call on his cricketing future in a meeting with CSA

De Villiers said that he will make a final and detailed decision with the CSA in this meeting.


After South Africa lost the T20 series to England 2-1, South African batting legend Ab de Villiers hinted to reports that he will meet with Cricket South Africa (CSA) to decide his road ahead in international cricket.

De Villiers said that he will make a final and detailed decision with the CSA in this meeting.

“We will see what works for both parties. We are not going to pick and choose games, but we are going to make a final decision about what happens for the next few years,” the 33-year-old quipped.

There is no debating the fact that the batsman is one of the finest in the business. But since all the teams are now focusing on the 2019 World Cup to be held in England, it has become important to decide the road ahead for the senior players. De Villiers had taken a break from Test cricket a few months back, saying that he wants to maintain his fitness level for the limited overs cricket, eager to win South Africa an ICC tournament which they have not win since 1998. Unfortunately, they couldn’t perform well in the recently concluded Champions Trophy as well. However, to replace someone like Ab de Villiers, in case he decides to call curtains on his career, can be difficult. Even though he is into his 30s, his fitness level remains as good as ever. And as a batsman, he often comes under the category of the best.

Bangladesh will visit South Africa later this year. The two teams will play two Tests, two ODIs and two T20Is each. De Villiers said that he will be gearing up for the tour and look forward to winning a series at home. But his ultimate dream will perhaps be to lift the World Cup before saying goodbye to the game.