ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa’s Rassie Van der Dussen feels that Ab de Villiers didn’t plan comeback well

Rassie Van der Dussen feels that the late inclusion of AB de Villiers in the squad would have set a difficult precedent for the team.
ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa’s Rassie Van der Dussen feels that Ab de Villiers didn’t plan comeback wellICC World Cup 2019: South Africa’s Rassie Van der Dussen feels that Ab de Villiers didn’t plan comeback well
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South Africa, who is currently at the second last of the points table are yet to win a game in the tournament. The team was in the midst of several controversies post the news of Ab de Villier’s wish to play the World Cup and reverse his retirement. However, the South African legend was denied a spot in the squad. Van der Dussen who replaced the Proteas stalwart also accepted the fact that his comeback would have definitely influenced him directly and that it is probably not the best question to ask him as he is directly involved in the matter.

"But you can't, on the day before the announcement and a team that's been working for something for year and even longer than a year, come and say, 'I want to make a comeback now',  he added.

He later mentioned that AB’s inclusion in the squad would have set a difficult precedent for the team but then again he is AB de Villiers, the best in the world but he could have handled the whole situation in a better way.

Van der Dussen also revealed that he wasn’t surprised that AB would want to make a comeback on the world’s biggest stage.

AB’s inclusion in the team would have had at the cost of Van der Dussen who has been proving his worth in International cricket with his exceptional batting skills. With a batting average of 66.57, this South African batsman has earned his spot in the squad.

However, when asked about how this whole incident affected him as a player, Van replied that he is quite happy to just be mentioned in the same sentence as AB. He is obviously the best there has ever been.

"So do I have to replace him? I don't feel I have to. Can I play match-winning innings for my country? I believe I can. Is that what he did? Yes, he did. It didn't have as big an effect as I think people would like to believe it had." Van added.

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