The thin air passing by had words of AB de Villiers making a comeback to international cricket. There were reports floating that stated that Cricket South Africa will avail the service of the modern great for the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Proteas’ skipper Faf du Plessis rejected such rumors and put an end to all the talking. De Villiers retired earlier this year and stated that he won’t participate in the global event.
In an interview to Netwerk24, Du Plessis remarked he wouldn’t want De Villiers involved with the current team except as a player. Faf said that the current crop of support staff are doing a good job and he would not like to see any major change.
“If we wanted him involved in some capacity in the group then it would be as player,” Du Plessis said. “It won’t make sense for me to just have AB as part of the management or coaching team. There is in any case enough members in our management team. To only have AB there to throw balls won’t suffice.”
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Faf Du Plessis ready for ‘hostile’ Australia tour
On the tour to Australia, the skipper said that he is expecting a ‘hostile’ atmosphere. The two sides had torrid times in recent past as the ball-tampering saga took place in Cape Town during a Test match. The Australians received a fair bit of mocking and Faf expects a return favor.
“It will be nice and hostile. We are not expecting anything less. Zunaid our security officer has been working hard in the gym,” du Plessis told Reuters on Tuesday. “We expect them to try and unsettle us as a team when it comes to the media space, obviously with myself being at the forefront of it, but we see it as part and parcel of touring Australia.”