AB De Villiers feels test cricket can be improved

Krishna Chopra / 14 January 2016

There was a massive furor in the cricketing circles off late after the press conference of South Africa’s skipper AB De Villiers. De Villiers had sent a stern message to the ICC regarding the schedule of games and T20 leagues such as the IPL and the BBL. De Villiers, in his comments had also hinted that there was the scope for further improvement in test cricket.

“I don’t think Test cricket is going to die but there are certainly elements of it that can be improved in terms of the structure of when you play.” De Villiers said. “For two or three years I’ve been searching for the right answers to play a little less cricket in one way or another, to keep myself fresh and enjoying the game. “Every now and then I find I am not enjoying myself as much as I should be. I’ve been talking to a few people and obviously that’s leaked.”


The world’s number one ODI batsman also hinted that the rumors surrounding his retirement might be true. “I’m still very committed to the job,” he said. “The two Test matches now is all that I am focusing on. There’s a nice big break of six months before we play Test cricket again.

Lots of things can happen before then.” “There are big tournaments going on around the world and some of them you can’t ignore because financially they make a huge difference in our lives,” said De Villiers, adding about the lucrative measures of T20 leagues.

“I think it’s a going concern for the ICC (International Cricket Council) to find the right sort of structure to keep all the guys fresh. International cricket is the main cricket you want to play, especially Test cricket.” ”I’m very excited but we’ve got a very stable team culture so not much has changed in the team set-up,” De Villiers concluded. 

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