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featurecricket14 days ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Would love to to bat like AB de Villiers and love watching T20s, reveals Sunil Gavaskar 

Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has stated that he would love to bat like AB de Villiers as he's Mr.360 and can play every shot in the book. He also added that he absolutely loves the shortest format unlike a lot of players from his generation and admires the skill-set required in T20 cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

Don’t think South Africa are contenders for World T20, opines Aakash Chopra

Renowned expert Aakash Chopra has cast doubts over the quality of the AB de Villiers-less South African team and has stated that he does not see the Proteas as challengers for the World T20. Chopra, however, believes that the Proteas are still strong enough to cause upsets in the tournament.
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newscricket2 months ago

ABD may have retired due to team not winning and pressure but that happens at RCB too, claims Aakash Chopra 

Cricket expert Aakash Chopra has stated that AB de Villiers may well have retired due to the pressure of T20Is especially with his team not winning much but feels that happens with him at RCB too. He also compared him to Indian stalwarts in terms of getting standing ovations in India.
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newscricket2 months ago

Graeme Smith stopped Thami Tsolekile from being Mark Boucher’s successor, alleges Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Former South African pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe has alleged that Graeme Smith ‘threatened to quit’ if Thami Tsolekile succeeded Mark Boucher, and has claimed that Smith used his power to make AB de Villiers the Test side’s wicket-keeper. Tsolekile, in 2012, was in line to take over from Boucher.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Dissecting the drama: the complete timeline of the ‘de Villiers comeback’ fiasco that lasted 3 years

A three-year-long chapter came to its conclusion on Monday as CSA, after years of leaving fans hanging, confirmed that AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to play for South Africa. The chapter endured a rather disappointing end, but the three-year-long soap opera was far from boring.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

AB de Villiers didn't want to come ahead of other players already part of the system, reveals Mark Boucher 

After it was made clear that AB de Villiers won't come out of his retirement, Mark Boucher revealed that AB did so because he didn't want to come ahead of players who are already part of the system. De Villiers announced his retirement in 2018, and CSA, on Monday, confirmed that it won't change.
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newscricket2 months ago

AB de Villiers will not be returning to international cricket, confirm Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that veteran batter AB de Villiers will not make a comeback to the national team and will remain ‘retired forever’. Earlier today, CSA announced the squad for the T20Is versus West Indies, and the list did not feature the name of de Villiers.
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newscricket2 months ago

Jos Buttler picks all-time IPL XI; leaves out David Warner and Chris Gayle

Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler picked his all-time IPL XI and made quite a few interesting choices, including omitting the two most successful openers in the competition’s history - David Warner and Chris Gayle. Buttler, surprisingly, included the ‘Big Three’ of Kohli, Rohit and Dhoni.
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newscricket2 months ago

Aakash Chopra picks his team of IPL 2021; Shaw and Bumrah miss out

Aakash Chopra has picked his best XI from IPL 2021, where he has preferred KL Rahul over Prithvi Shaw and Rohit Sharma as the opener of his side. He also picked Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris as his four foreign picks in the playing XI from the 2021 tournament.
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