AB de Villiers, the former South African skipper urged Indian cricket followers and critics to stop worrying about issues related to team selection and other such trivial concerns. Instead, he suggests, they should look to enjoy the game in its purest form. He added that fans should celebrate Team India’s two emphatic victories in the current series on English soil.
Team India picked up a comprehensive win in the fourth Test on Monday at the Oval. Courtesy of the win, India went 2-1 up in the five-match series with one match to go.
On this occasion, AB de Villiers took to his official Twitter account and appreciated both teams for playing a wonderful Test match. He also gave a piece of advice to all the people who have been ranting about Team India’s selection calls since the start of the fourth test.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 6, 2021
AB de Villiers arrived in Dubai on Monday to join the RCB camp ahead of IPL 2021. Fans will soon see him in action in company with Virat Kohli in RCB colours during the second phase of the IPL. Despite international retirement, AB de Villiers has been in great form in T20 leagues.
He played seven matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2021 and smashed 207 runs at a strike rate of 164.28 averaging 51.75. AB de Villiers is 6th on the list of maximum run-getters in the history of IPL and has amassed 5056 runs in 176 games averaging 40.77 with 3 tons and 40 fifties.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s Axe For 4th Consecutive Tests Was The Talking Point
A lot was said after Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced the team changes at the toss for the fourth Test at Oval against England. The visitors had benched the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the fourth consecutive Test of the series and at the venue where had picked 6/27 in the second innings playing for Surrey in July. A lot was said about his exclusion over the last five days and many even though India will miss him on the final day.
Well, Kohli won the battle in the end as his changes turned out to be perfect in the end. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur who came into this Test delivered excellent performances while Ravindra Jadeja was enough on the final day to pluck a couple of wickets and trigger a collapse. After the match too, Virat Kohli cleared that any decision the team makes is a collective one and they don’t pay heed to the ‘outside noise’ at all.
Former South Africa cricketer and Virat Kohli’s RCB teammate AB de Villiers has also shut the people down who criticized India’s team selection repeatedly throughout this series and especially during the Oval Test. He felt that as the spectators of the longest Test format, the critics should not worry about unnecessary things and just enjoy the beautiful game.